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Only a dozen of the 566 U.S. tribes recognize same-sex marriage. In fact the country’s largest tribes -- the Cherokee and the Navajo -- have laws specifically prohibiting the unions.
The Cochise Regional Hospital in Douglas is likely to close Friday due to the loss of federal Medicare and Medicaid payments. It is the only hospital on the Southeastern border of the state.
The men were accused of participating in a sex-trafficking ring that snatched vulnerable women from the city center. The women's skeletal remains were later found in the desert outskirts of the city.
A coalition of immigration attorneys sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday alleging that officials are violating the due process rights of migrant families as they are being released from two detention facilities in Texas.
The federal judge overseeing the racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered U.S. Marshals to seize records the sheriff’s office failed to turn over to the court.
Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor announced Tuesday that he is firing five officers accused of being involved in a prostitution ring. A total of 10 employees were part of a months long investigation.
Banamex USA bank, a subsidiary of Citigroup, must pay regulators a $140 million fine for its failure to adequately follow federal anti-money laundering regulations. Citigroup announced Wednesday Banamex USA’s remaining branches will close.
Navajo voters approved a referendum Tuesday that makes it possible for the tribe’s next president and vice president to be non-Navajo-speaking. The historic vote relaxes the fluency requirement.
Twelve people were sentenced in Tucson Monday for protesting Operation Streamline, a federal immigration court program that fast tracks deportation proceedings. The program was started in 2005 as a strategy to deter repeat illegal border crossers.
The FBI has arrested and charged the man who admitted to making death threats to Flagstaff schools this past spring.
A high profile trial in the Mexican border city of Juárez ended this weekend in a guilty verdict for five men accused of sex trafficking and murder. The victims were young women who vanished from the streets of downtown Juárez beginning in 2008.
A three-judge panel in the Mexican border city of Juárez is expected to announce a verdict today in a high-profile trial that centers on the disappearances and deaths of 11 young women.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing July 15 on juvenile justice in Indian Country. It comes on the heels of three recent reports that conclude the system is failing Native American youth.
Universities across the Southwest are redesigning their campuses to make them more environmentally friendly. That includes one college transformation in West Texas that combines desert landscaping with Himalayan architecture.
Navajo voters will decide on July 21 whether candidates for president and vice president should speak the tribe’s language well enough to hold office. Currently they must speak and write Navajo fluently.

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