Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.

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Rally calls state, Maricopa ‘ground zero’ for voter suppression issues

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats and voting-rights activists Thursday described Arizona as "ground zero" for voter suppression, what they said was one of the results of the Supreme Court's 2013 "gutting" of the Voting Rights Act.

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White House honors young inventors motivated by ‘hotshot’ firefighter deaths

WASHINGTON - Ohio native Savannah Cofer was shocked by the smoke from all the wildfires that were burning in Arizona while she was on a family trip to the Grand Canyon in 2013.

FDA allows folic acid in corn masa flour, could cut Latino birth defects

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration announced that manufacturers can start adding folic acid to corn masa flour beginning Friday, a move long pursued by advocates who say it will curb birth defects in the Hispanic community.

DinĂ© College official asks Congress – again – for construction funds

WASHINGTON - A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund "vitally needed" construction at the school - money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.

Senate panel subpoenas EPA chief to appear at Phoenix hearing

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy or an assistant administrator appear at an April 22 hearing in Phoenix on the Gold King Mine spill.

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Report: Obama’s national monument designations bring in $156 million

WASHINGTON - National monuments designated by President Barack Obama are adding $156 million to their local economies a year, according to a study of the 10 most recently named monuments spanning Western states.

Obama administration turns over Operation Fast and Furious documents

WASHINGTON -The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.

As national news groups react, House won’t back down over press access

WASHINGTON - As state and national press advocates reacted Friday to what they called "invasive" background checks for media at the Arizona Legislature, House Republicans were refusing to back down on an issue they insist is being blown out of proportion.

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