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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Half of the 10 schools on the Bureau of Indian Education priority replacement list released this week are in Arizona, while another three are on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.
WASHINGTON - Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that a bill to give Native American students school choice is the "true essence of self-determination and self-empowerment" that tribes are seeking.
WASHINGTON - The furor over last week's elections in Arizona continued to churn this weekend, with a petition on the topic passing the 100,000-signature threshold Saturday that obligates a White House response.
WASHINGTON - A petition demanding an investigation into problems with Tuesday's presidential primary voting in Arizona had already collected more than 100,000 signatures as of Thursday, obligating a response from the White House.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.
WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders were noncommittal Friday about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.
WASHINGTON - The three Phoenix officials who got "long overdue" termination notices Tuesday from the Department of Veterans Affairs still have the right to a lengthy appeals process that could extend their cases by months or more.
WASHINGTON - Federal officials Tuesday rejected a request to remove the acuna cactus from the endangered species list, but said they will give further consideration to a petition to delist the Southwestern willow flycatcher.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it has issued "notices of proposed removal" to three top executives at the Phoenix health care system - two years after problems there were first reported.