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Tribes join forces to push Obama for new national monument in Utah

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders from the Four Corners states met in Washington Thursday and called on President Barack Obama to declare 1.9 million acres in southeastern Utah a national monument.




In red-state Arizona, fervent supporters await Bernie Sanders’ visit

WASHINGTON - Republican-dominated Arizona might seem an unlikely place for left-leaning Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to find votes, but what his supporters there lack in numbers they more than make up for in fervor.


House OKs bill giving tribes more control over mineral resources

WASHINGTON - The House approved a bill Thursday that aims to streamline the process of licensing energy projects on tribal lands, by shortening the time for federal approvals and limiting public comment on environmental impacts.


Study: Ducey land trust fund could boost education

An ASU study shows that the governor's land trust fund could be put to better use by investing in schools.



Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block NLRB’s new ‘joint employer’ rule

WASHINGTON - Phoenix lawyer Mark Kisicki called on Congress Tuesday to "restore stability in labor relations" by reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that he said will cause "significant economic upheaval" if left untouched.




Arizona native among victims in Air Force plane crash in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - A Tombstone native was identified Monday as one of five civilians who died, along with six military personnel, in the crash of a cargo plane shortly after takeoff Friday from an airfield in Afghanistan.