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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.


Biggs, Schweikert cross aisle as House trims president’s war powers

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and David Schweikert were among just 11 Republicans who crossed party lines Thursday as the House voted to limit the president's ability to pursue military action without approval from Congress.


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."


As impeachment trial begins, Arizonans play official, unofficial roles

WASHINGTON - Testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began Tuesday, with at least two Arizonans looking on in unofficial capacities as senators engaged in an all-day debate of procedure.


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.


For seventh straight decade, Arizona should gain House seat from Census

WASHINGTON - The only things certain in life are death, taxes - and, for the last six decades, that Arizona would gain seats in Congress.That streak is almost certain to continue this year, when the census will likely show the state has gained enough residents to add another seat in the House, its 10th.


Despite relatively short tenure, Arizona delegation making waves

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional delegation has an average tenure well below that of other states, but they have combined important committee and caucus posts with aggressive media appearances to give the delegation a presence bigger than its relatively short tenure would indicate.


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.


Arizona veterans of 1998 impeachment see similarities, deeper divides

WASHINGTON - No one in Arizona's congressional delegation has been through an impeachment vote before, but lawmakers who were in Congress for the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton remember angry phone calls from sharply divided voters - much like the situation today.


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.


Arizona lawmakers follow party line in impeachment hearing questioning

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring, and Arizona lawmakers on the panel largely followed suit.