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Two Az lawmakers push bills promoting state sovereignty over land

At least eight bills, each of them authored by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, or Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, deal with state sovereignty in one form or another. All eight were still alive as of Thursday.... Read more»1

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Will power plant rules cause blackouts?

FactCheck: The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress her agency’s proposed rules governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will not affect the reliability of electricity service. That’s debatable.... Read more»

FactCheck: More Keystone spin

With a showdown vote approaching on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides continue to spin the facts about exports and safety.... Read more»

Officials expect heavy snowfall to boost Flagstaff economy

The winter storm in Flagstaff on Monday may have closed public schools and forced offices to work with skeleton staffs, but it’s a welcome treat for many Flagstaff businesses. The northern Arizona city relies on its winter economy, officials said. And so far, the season has been mostly dry.... Read more»

Snow forecast for Mt. Lemmon on Monday

Up to 8 inches of snow may fall in the Santa Catalina Mountains on Monday, the National Weather Service forecast. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday, with snow levels dropping to 6,500 feet.... Read more»

Reduce ID theft risk and clear clutter at Shred-A-Thon

If you have a pile of documents you want to shred but don’t have the time or money? On Saturday, a low-cost shred-a-thon will help take care of all those unwanted stacks of paper crowding your desk. ... Read more»

Border ag specialists stop dangerous citrus pest

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales intercepted an insect known to damage citrus crops during an inspection of a shipment of oranges from northern Mexico last week.... Read more»

If placed on endangered list, desert tortoise could affect development

If the Sonoran Desert Tortoise lands on the endangered species list, experts say Arizona could see reductions in land availability and increases in cost. ... Read more»

UA helps Mexican universities build extension network

The University of Arizona is helping establish a national network of extension programs in Mexican universities, Project REINU, designed to bring resources and education to communities in rural Mexico.... Read more»

Enviros ‘auction’ Grand Canyon to illustrate threat to public lands

A conservation group held a mock “auction” of the Grand Canyon Wednesday to illustrate what they said could happen if Congress strips the president’s authority to identify and protect national monuments.... Read more»

Poll: Arizonans want education, water to be lawmakers’ top issues

Arizonans consider education and water the state's top priorities for government spending, a poll suggests. The inaugural Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll found that nearly nine out of 10 respondents rank K-12 education and water as a very high or high priority.... Read more»

Experts: Orbiting observatory mapping soil moisture will benefit Arizona

A recently launched NASA satellite that is gathering data on the planet's soil moisture will benefit Arizona decision-makers from the halls of government to fields where farmers need to know when to plant, a project scientist says. ... Read more»

Corp. Comm. chair: Clean-air plan could threaten state’s power supply

There is “simply no way” Arizona can comply with proposed new clean-air rules without “irreparable disruption” to the state power system’s reliability, said Susan Bitter Smith, chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»1

Tucson think tank holding citizen-led science debate on water issues

The Institute on Science for Global Policy, a nonprofit organization focused on science issues, will hold its first conference in Tucson on Friday and Saturday, "Living Less with Water," focusing on the consequences of climate change.... Read more»

San Carlos Apache Tribe claims small victory in dispute over sacred land

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has been protesting at the Oak Flat campground for nearly two weeks in an attempt to protect land they deem sacred. Tribal leaders say they’re working with U.S. forest officials to continue their protest of Resolution Copper’s future mine in eastern Arizona. ... Read more»

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