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Two Arizona tribes, advocacy group join suits over EPA’s clean-water rule rollback

PHOENIX - Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the "vast majority of Arizona’s waterways" to pollution and degradation.


Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest

WASHINGTON - Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona's waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is "super precious."


Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency doles out billions annually in response to tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters, but the deadliest disaster goes largely unfunded - extreme heat, cited as the cause of death for about 100 people a year in Maricopa County alone.


Critics light up decision to halt planned lightbulb-effiency rules

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to roll back stricter regulations on energy-efficient lightbulbs may have done the impossible - put environmentalists and some utility companies on the same side of an issue.


Debate continues over BLM move as workers face decision deadline

WASHINGTON - Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have until this week to decide whether to accept a transfer out West - including to Arizona - a move that supporters say makes sense but critics call an attempt at "dismantling" the agency.


Climate activists call for Phoenix, cities around the world, to declare emergency

PHOENIX - Climate change protesters congregated in Phoenix and other town halls across Arizona Friday, continuing #FridaysforFuture climate strikes.


Online shopping, extended sales dim, don’t defeat, Black Friday frenzy

WASHINGTON - Earlier sales and expanded online shopping options have cut into Black Friday's appeal, but they have yet to knock it from its position as the elbow-throwing, hectic start of the holiday shopping season for many. Call it Blackish Friday.


Advocates urge immigrants to act fast, as higher citizenship fees loom

WASHINGTON - Immigration experts and advocates in Arizona are urging people to file their paperwork as soon as possible as federal agencies eye steeper processing fees across a broad range of citizenship forms.

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Preterm births inched up in Arizona, but 2018 rate still beat nation

WASHINGTON - Rising rates of preterm births in 30 states - Arizona included - are a sign that health care providers are "failing our many mothers and babies," say advocates, as the release a report showing premature births hit 9.5% in Arizona and 10% nationally last year.


Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The House voted 236-185 Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering.


Asarco, striking workers set to resume contract talks in two weeks

WASHINGTON - Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after close to 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at facilities in Arizona and Texas.