Oak Flat designation a win for mine opponents, but fight may continue

WASHINGTON - Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month - but while they won the battle, they haven't won the war.


Phoenix startup employs diverse workers with disabilities

Water rushes out of a spout in a small factory in north Phoenix as Andrew Lascurain holds a square plastic bags up to the nozzle.


Arizona’s top tree climbers compete for state championship

SUPERIOR — The state’s top tree climbers know that most people probably have a few misconceptions about their sport.


Homeless shelter funds dwindling as summer heat looms

A Maricopa County grant is keeping overnight shelter services available to the homeless, but the grant is expected to run out around June 30 as summer temperature burn hotter.


Lawmakers challenge proposal to have Oak Flat listed as historic site

WASHINGTON - Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.


McCafé brews up a new plan to reduce waste

Arizona McDonald’s are working with school children to turn used coffee grounds into compost for community gardens.


Arizona Chamber says EPA ozone rule may hurt economy

New regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency would mean most of Arizona would not meet federal ozone limits, a situation Arizona business leaders said would harm economic development but the EPA said is necessary to public health.


Hip-hop rooted in African culture

Hip-hop, crowned as a top musical genre, is rooted in the centuries-old cadence and storytelling of African dance.


County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

WASHINGTON - Federal and county officials agreed after face-to-face meetings in Washington this week that "there is a problem" with overpopulation of wild burros in Arizona's western counties and that something needs to be done.


Pastor strives to keep MLK legacy at historic Tanner A.M.E. Church

Historic Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church, one of the oldest African American churches in the state, is the only Arizona church where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is known to have given a sermon.


White House, Congress feud over future of popular park-funding program

WASHINGTON - Both sides agree with the intent of the Land and Water Conservation Fund - to help acquire and improve federal and local park projects - but they disagree on how it should be implemented.


Sustainability Festival explores environment, energy conservation solutions

A festival showcasing environmental and human connections to sustain the planet winds up this week.

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