Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Kingman has died and it appears to be a suicide.

Authorities in northern Arizona are investigating the death of a young man whose body has been recovered from the canyon floor below Midgley Bridge.

Navajo Times

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is addressing the rising suicide rate in Indian Country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, as part of the effort, he’s making a call for the preservation of the Navajo language. 

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Apr 23, 2014
Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press

The state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it easier to prosecute those who assist others in suicide. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the bill was prompted by several recent cases of assisted suicide in Arizona.

Laurel Morales

American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States.