The Colorado River is about to run wild again, at least a couple times a year. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a series of simulated floods -- releasing huge amounts of water and sediment from the Glen Canyon Dam over the next several years. It’s all part of a long-studied effort to restore the river environment downstream.
Five boats recently launched a two-week Grand Canyon river trip. The group of tourists paddled white-water rapids, hiked side canyons and camped at river’s edge.
It’s dusk in the coastal town of Port Aransas. Jason Montgomery, John Wilhem and Grenade Fiedler jump on their boat, put life vests on and make final preparations. Unlike others heading out to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing or fun, this trio is on the clock.
Patricia Terrazas casts her ballot for the Mexican presidential election in Ciudad Juárez. She is both a Mexican citizen and a U.S. resident who lives and works in El Paso, Texas.
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At a special polling station for out-of-town voters near the U.S.-Mexico border, people waited up to three hours to cast their ballot Sunday. Some voters at this station held dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.
On Sunday, voters delivered a robust victory to Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. After a 12-year absence the party that ruled Mexico for seven decades will once again lead the country.
John Wood, a Texas businessman, stands at the edge of an unfinished rail bridge that will link Brownsville, Tex., with Mexico. He's closely watching the Mexican presidential election.
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Gerardo Ritz runs a produce company that operates in the U.S. and Mexico. He'll be voting for Mexico's next president July 1.
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Herminia Becerra outside the Cameron County Courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, on an early voting day in May. She lives in Texas but was born in Mexico, and supports both Barack Obama and Andres Lopez Obrador.
A rural clinic in Northern Arizona is bracing for an influx of patients once the details of today’s Supreme Court ruling on healthcare shake out. Non-profit community health centers have long filled in the gaps of the nation’s health system by taking care of uninsured or underinsured patients.