EPA awards $220 million for uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will award contracts worth up to $220 million to three companies for the cleanup of some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona utility executive calls for more transparency in rate-setting
WASHINGTON - Arizona Electric Power Cooperative CEO Patrick Ledger told a House panel Wednesday that federal power administrations are keeping local utilities in the dark when it comes to what's in their bill.
Democrats, voters sue Maricopa County, state officials in voting debacle
WASHINGTON - Democratic groups and voters made good Friday on their threat to sue state and Maricopa County officials for alleged civil rights violations in the March 22 presidential preference election that saw hours-long waits, among other problems at the polls.