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Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

PHOENIX - Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for "bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry," an industry whose history they say has left a "toxic trail" through the Grand Canyon.


‘These are parks’: Signs of life returning to the depleted Colorado River Delta

LAGUNA GRANDE, Mexico – Small restoration sites along the Colorado River are showing scientists and the public what the delta once looked like and the wealth of wildlife it supported.


Pro-life groups seize on Trump call for federal late-term abortion ban

WASHINGTON - Even though Arizona has some of the strongest anti-abortion laws in the nation, pro-life advocates hailed President Donald Trump's call last week for a federal ban on late-term abortions, as pro-choice gave such a measure little chance of succeeding in a divided Congress.


Rolling easy: Barriers to hiking are falling for some with disabilities

PHOENIX – People with disabilities are finding allies and new ways to get outdoors. One of those allies is Ability360 of Arizona, which works to give people with different abilities the chance to live independently.


Election Day: Results roll in, voters share their stories

PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters fan out across the state to share stories from Election Day. Find election results and voter experiences.


Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind - but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country, say many who called him a firm advocate for tribal rights.


Three men and a maybe: Can ex-foes Trump and McCain, Flake get along?

WASHINGTON - Of the 20 states with two Republican senators, only one state had both of those senators publicly declare they would not vote for their party's presidential nominee this year - Arizona.


EPA announces plans to begin next phase of Navajo uranium cleanup

WASHINGTON - Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation, seeking bids to assess the problem and begin planning the project.


Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

WASHINGTON - Rape and domestic violence against Native women have reached "epidemic proportions," but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared for the unique cultural needs of tribal women who may live in rural areas with little support and a bewildering legal system.


Short on Z’s in AZ: A third of Arizonans don’t get enough sleep

WASHINGTON - One word keeps coming up as Amber Stites describes her night - late.


Grijalva, Gallego join call for more minority inclusion in public lands

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego joined other lawmakers and civil rights groups Thursday urging President Barack Obama to implement more inclusive policies on the nation's public lands.


Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

WASHINGTON - At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

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