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Environmentalists sue to block ‘dangerous’ Rosemont copper mine

WASHINGTON - Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the "dangerous" Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.


Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.


Backers hope Route 66 ‘historic trail’ designation can drive tourism

WASHINGTON - Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the historic downtown.


Court: Online service must identify anonymous users to grand jury

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that an online job-rating site has to turn over the identities of anonymous users who posted comments about a company being investigated for its handling of a Department of Veterans Affairs contract.


McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

WASHINGTON - Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, has told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward.


Arizona lawmakers split as House begins work on GOP tax-reform plan

WASHINGTON - The House began work Monday on the largest tax reform push in over three decades, with most Arizona lawmakers tentatively embracing the concept even as they expressed reservations about details in the 429-page bill.


White Mountain Apache seek tweak to law to let water project advance

WASHINGTON - A White Mountain Apache leader told House members Thursday that the tribe desperately needs to "replace the failing and terminal groundwater well system," but that current Interior Department regulations are preventing the tribe from moving forward on the project.


Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers

WASHINGTON - A divided House on Wednesday approved a bill that supporters said would boost wildfire prevention efforts, in part by excluding forests from environmental requirements.


Supreme Court lets stand lower court rulings in Scottsdale police shooting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court let stand a ruling that a Scottsdale police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who threatened two people with a knife and advanced toward officers with two halves of a pool cue in his hands.


Bats doing well in Arizona, despite being battered elsewhere

WASHINGTON - Bats can rest easy in Arizona. Literally. The state's climate appears to have helped hold off, for now, a disease that has afflicted bats during hibernation in at least half of the country.


Tucson latest Arizona airport to roll out new TSA screening policy

DULLES, Virginia - Tucson International last week became the latest airport in Arizona to roll out enhanced security measures that will require travelers to put any electronic device larger than a cell phone into a separate bin.


Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions in backlogged maintenance projects.