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Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

PHOENIX – Judges from the U.S. Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit heard arguments in a landmark case on climate change Tuesday.


Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers to protect sacred land and natural resources by passing a mining ban on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move critics called "ill conceived" and driven by "scare tactics."


Democrats push Dream Act through House, outlook in Senate less certain

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines, like much of the rest of the House, as Democrats pushed through a bill that would protect millions of "Dreamers" from deportation and create a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans said would only lead to more illegal immigration.


Spellbound: Eight Arizona schoolkids compete in National Spelling Bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., - Eight Arizona elementary and middle school students went to Washington to compete against almost 600 other students in the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee, but only one, from Fort Defiance, still had a shot at the finals after the first three rounds of competition.


Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation that will allow it to seek reimbursement for funds it spent responding to a February storm that dumped snow on the reservation, isolating some communities and leading to flooding in other areas.


Buckeye had nation’s fastest growth, Phoenix added most people in 2018

WASHINGTON - Buckeye saw its population grow by 8.5% from 2017 to 2018 and Phoenix added 25,288 new residents in the same period, claiming the top spots among U.S. cities for growth that year, the Census Bureau said, as Arizona continued its steady population rise.


Punk with a purpose: Hardcore band’s shows help flood of migrant families in Tucson

TUCSON – Musicians in the Tucson Hardcore punk scene stage clothing and donation drives to benefit migrant and indigenous communities.


Community leaders at breaking point as thousands of migrant families released in El Paso

EL PASO – Organizers and volunteers at shelters across El Paso struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants who faced cold and uncomfortable conditions at detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.


Surge of migrant families taps out CBP, strains community resources in El Paso

EL PASO – The temporary detention area underneath the bridge over the Rio Grande in El Paso has closed, but a lack of resources threatens future migrants.


Border fencing in Yuma County debated as migrant families continue to arrive

YUMA – Residents and workers in Yuma County questions the effectiveness of more border fencing in combating illegal immigration.


New Chicanos Por La Causa center to empower Maryvale community through education, jobs

PHOENIX – The new center by Chicanos Por La Causa aims to drive employment and improve education rates in Maryvale through partnerships with Walmart and the Maricopa County Community College District.


Ducey and Mexico’s ambassador stress bilateral ties and NAFTA replacement

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at a luncheon Tuesday.