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House OKs bill to ban mining on 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The House voted Friday to permanently ban new mining claims on more than 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park, with supporters calling protection of the landmark canyon a "moral issue."


On the rise: Expensive youth sports clubs have deepened the economic divide

PHOENIX - Club sports are run by private associations that, unlike school-sponsored sports programs, charge high fees to participants who hope to enhance their individual or team skills. It is deepening the economic divide.


For LGBTQ seniors, COVID-19 worsens an epidemic of loneliness

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has left an epidemic of loneliness for LGBTQ+ seniors in its wake. However, local communities are finding ways to get these seniors social once again.


EPA awards $220 million for uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will award contracts worth up to $220 million to three companies for the cleanup of some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.


The realism of imitation firearms: Who benefits and who suffers?

PHOENIX – Realistic imitation firearms are useful for training and profitable for gun manufacturers. But since 2015, 212 deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding fake weapons.


Enough habitat exists to support return of Mexican wolves in Southwest, study says

PHOENIX – A study shows abundant “high quality” habitat for Mexican wolves, calling on wildlife officials to combine recovery efforts. In the U.S., advocates fight a recent ruling to remove the wolves from the Endangered Species list.


‘A gut punch’: Pedro Gomez’s impact on baseball, journalism was far-reaching

PHOENIX – ESPN’s Pedro Gomez wasn’t just a national personality. He made an impact on many in Arizona, where he lived.


As Super Bowl nears, affection for former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu runs deep

PHOENIX – One thing became clear leading up to the Super Bowl: The affection for former Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu runs deep.


From Tyrann Mathieu to Bruce Arians, Super Bowl LV has strong Arizona ties

PHOENIX – The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off in Tampa Bay Sunday in Super Bowl LV with a surprising amount of Arizona connections.


Arizonans prepare for a March for Life with no marching, more surfing

WASHINGTON - In any other year, scores of Arizonans would be in Washington this week for the National March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event. But during COVID-19, this year's virtual event will have less marching, more surfing.


Murals in Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District feature Indigenous and Latino artists

PHOENIX – Four Indigenous and Latino artists were chosen to exhibit their artwork quarterly on a shipping container near the Roosevelt Row Welcome Center in Phoenix.


Advocates, lawmakers hail Biden pledge to respect tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON - Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments.