Beetle that feeds on invasive tree is spreading in US West

CLARKDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiny beetles brought to the U.S. to devour invasive tamarisk trees are now in a central Arizona riverbank. Their arrival this summer at the Verde River is no ...

Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the ...

Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they'd be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology in northern Arizona. They hiked the Gra...

Navajo cancer center will cut tribal members' travel time

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family. His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His grandfather didn't want to travel for t...

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her hu...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipme...

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. ...

Arizona repository houses dead animals for use by tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials are on the lookout for bears, bison and badger carcasses to stash away in freezers across the state for use by Native American tribes. ...

Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. ...

Tribes push to protect sacred New Mexico site from drilling

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and ...

7 states seek US support for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — States that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to protect the water amid a prolonged drought. The ...

Native Americans say movement to end 'redface' is slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the ...

Grand Canyon National Park's 1st female leader is resigning

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. ...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. ...

Grand Canyon chief isn't back after being cleared in inquiry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment, impr...