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Coming clean: A snapshot of Arizona’s energy makeup

RED VALLEY – There’s a long history of oil and gas production in the western U.S. including here in Arizona. As part of a collaboration with Elemental, we explain what Arizona’s energy mix is.

Kombucha couture: Valley designer looks to grow her own clothing

TEMPE - Arizona designer, entrepreneur and professor Galina Mihaleva is merging biology, technology and fashion in her most innovative and sustainable idea yet - kombucha couture, fashion designed from a sustainable textile.

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Reservation

WASHINGTON - When the Kayenta Solar Project went online last year, the 27.3-megawatt plant became the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country, generating enough power for 18,000 homes on Navajo lands. But many thought the day might never come.

Tribal energy loan program starts, more than a decade after its OK

WASHINGTON - More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will finally accept its first applications next month under ther Department of Energy's $2 billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program.

After 11 years, legal, bureaucratic battles over Rosemont Mine continue

WASHINGTON - A proposal for a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains will be back in court this month, the latest twist in an 11-year battle over the Rosemont Mine that pits supporters who cite its economic benefits against opponents who it's "the absolute worst place" for a mine.

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

WASHINGTON - Little has changed since last summer, when the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords on climate change and five Arizona cities joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris standards - but the Arizona cities appear to be sticking to their guns.

Arizona GDP grew 2.5 percent in first quarter, ahead of national rate

WASHINGTON - Arizona's gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, driven by increases in real estate and retail trade, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which said the national GDP grew 2.2 percent in the same period.

Immigration, border agencies defend handling of family separations

WASHINGTON - Immigration officials defended the integrity of their agencies' handling of family separations at the border, with one witness telling a Senate panel Tuesday that Border Patrol agents don't leave their "humanity behind when we report for duty."

Unlikely allies back bill to fund $11.6 billion in national parks work

WASHINGTON - Reps. Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop agree on almost nothing, but the two came together to back a bipartisan bill that could steer billions in federal energy revenues toward a national parks maintenance backlog that reached $11.6 billion last year - $531 million of it in Arizona.