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Tribal, Glendale officials in West Valley Casino fight testify to Senate panel

Tribal, Glendale officials in West Valley Casino fight testify to Senate panel

By Julianne DeFilippis

Tohono O'odham leaders "looked us in the face and lied" about plans for a Glendale casino, and Congress needs to step in and stop it, opponents told a Senate panel. But casino backers called such legislation "mean-spirited," noting that their plan has survived challenges at every turn.

Acting VA chief: Phoenix was ‘most troubled’ site, but is improving

Acting VA chief: Phoenix was ‘most troubled’ site, but is improving

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson told a House panel that the agency has called all 1,700 Phoenix-area veterans who were not even on a waiting list for medical care, scheduling visits for 1,000 of them. It's just one of the "decisive" actions being taken to fix the VA, he said.

Feds grant endangered species status to Zuni bluehead sucker

Feds grant endangered species status to Zuni bluehead sucker

The Zuni bluehead sucker has been called beautiful for its bluish head and torpedo-shaped silvery body. Now it’s called endangered, too. The government has granted endangered species status to the once-common fish,now only found in the Little Colorado River watershed.

Along the route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid migrants

Along the route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid migrants

Carlos Solis was training to be a priest when he got a new calling – to help the Central American migrants who show up at his southern Mexican shelter on their way toward the U.S. The House of Mercy is one of 52 shelters on the route north, run by people, like Solis, called to help.

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