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Two weeks into strike against Asarco, contract talks at a standstill

WASHINGTON - Two weeks into their strike against Asarco, union officials said negotiations with the copper mining, smelting and refining company remain at a standstill and workers are starting to feel the pinch.


Money to burn: Forest Service wildfire fund ends its year in the black

WASHINGTON - For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.


House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry

WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to an overhaul of a 147-year-old federal mining law that supporters called "antiquated," while opponents called the update a "point-blank" blow to the mining industry.


Impeach Trump? Not an option for his supporters at Capitol Hill rally

WASHINGTON - With chants like "Pelosi's got to go" and "Four more years," hundreds of protesters marched to the West Lawn of the Capitol to voice their support for President Donald Trump - and disdain for Congress.investigating his possible impeachment.


No talks between company, union, as Asarco strike enters its third day

WASHINGTON - Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day.


Trump’s emergency wall funding declaration was ‘unlawful,’ court says

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Texas Friday blocked an administration plan to use $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction, calling President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure the funds "unlawful."


Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

WASHINGTON - Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual.


Volker resigns from McCain Institute, says impeachment testimony ‘becoming a distraction’

WASHINGTON - A day after he spent 10 hours before House committees that are pressing an impeachment inquiry of the president, Kurt Volker told staff Friday at the McCain Institute for International Leadership that he is still their executive director - but for how much longer remains unclear.


Trump administration reduces numbers, tightens criteria for refugees

WASHINGTON - Refugee organizations in Arizona and nationally said they were disappointed, but not surprised, at a Trump administration plan to reduce the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to the lowest level in modern history next year.

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Lawmakers agree Trump should turn over documents, disagree on end goal

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers agreed Wednesday that President Donald Trump must turn over documents in the latest probe of his administration, even as they disagreed on what those documents mean and how the investigation should proceed.


Democrats, GOP hold competing hearings on endangered species bills

WASHINGTON - House Democrats and Republicans held competing hearings on proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act on Tuesday, where each side took up their own bills just days before the Trump administration rolls out changes to the decades-old act.


‘We have to live with it’: Students demand climate action today to ensure a greener tomorrow

PHOENIX – With the U.N. climate summit Monday, thousands of people around the world took part in a global climate strike. And students played a major role.