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IEI residential project on Standing Rock at the home of Tribal elders.

Indigenized Energy Initiative - a nonprofit established to help guide further solar development on Native lands - is working "to developing renewable energy as a means to mitigate climate change, eliminate poverty and restore sovereignty in Tribal communities." Read more»

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward in July 2021.

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has the right to see phone records for Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read more»

Secretary of State candidates Mark Finchem, on the left, and Adrian Fontes, on the right, during a debate Thursday night, televised on Arizona PBS.

Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, continually dodged questions and spouted conspiracy theories in a televised debate Thursday night against his Democratic opponent, Adrian Fontes. Read more»

Products that contain delta-8 THC are sold online and at bars and retailers across much of the U.S., including some places where pot remains illegal.

At least a dozen states, some which have legalized marijuana, have banned hemp-derived delta-8 — typically produced by dissolving CBD in solvents — with national poison control centers receiving more than 2,300 delta-8 cases. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero testified that water quality was just one of the city’s goals for the federal infrastructure funding, which also includes transit, bridge repair and climate resilience.

Mayor Regina Romero told a Senate panel funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be "critical" to Tucson’s ability in addressing PFAS cleanup, and cited a project to widen Interstate 10 and Amtrak service as other priorities. Read more»

Florida’s attorney general asked the Supreme Court to settle a controversial legal battle playing out across the country as states attempt to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their sites. Read more»

It’s unclear what kind of abortion restrictions will become law in Arizona, as the state waits for a Pima County judge to rule on a 158-year-old abortion near-total abortion ban that Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to reinstate.

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is again attacking her opponent Katie Hobbs, this time for Hobbs’ claim that Lake wants to criminalize a procedure that woman often need after a miscarriage. Read more»

Jeamy Ramirez, interim director for Mi Familia Vota in Nevada, left, and Edith Betancourt, also of the organization, distribute free T-shirts at a National Voter Registration Day rally at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2022. The shirts read '¡Sí Se Vota!' (Yes, we vote!) and 'Latino Loud.'

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm election is three weeks away - and Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota and other Arizona groups working to register voters capitalized on National Voter Registration Day. Read more»

After a brief pause, the Pima County Health Department will extend a free COVID-19 "test-to-treat" program that offers Paxlovid therapy, with some changes. Read more»

Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau announced a $200,000 federal plan to speed up the removal of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Forest as well as the restoration of native plants.

$200,000 in federal spending will support the removal of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park, as the U.S. Interior Department is set to invest $10 million to stem wildfires throughout Arizona, Deputy Secretary Beaudreau said during a visit to Tucson on Monday. Read more»

Projects like the James Webb Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera has put the University of Arizona at the forefront of space research, leading with a new partnership with U.S. Space Command.

The University of Arizona will be U.S. Space Command's first partner in a new effort to mold the workforce to explore and defend that final frontier. Read more»

The Coolidge Dam and San Carlos reservoir impound the Gila River on the San Carlos Indian Reservation.

As much of the West remains in extreme drought and reservoirs drop to historic lows, Arizona and other Western states are facing continued cuts to their water supply, either voluntarily or by direction of the federal government. Read more»

A controversial Texas law allowing citizens to sue social media platforms for censoring political speech takes effect after a federal appellate court reversed an injunction blocking the law from enforcement. Read more»

Media and civil rights groups appear to have been successful in their effort to block a new law that would have made it a crime to videotape police within 8 feet of an officer. A preliminary injunction by a federal court judge blocking the law looks like it will take effect without being challenged.

Rep. John Kavanagh, the sponsor of an Arizona law that would have made it a crime to videotape police, conceded Friday that it will not take effect after he failed to meet a deadline to challenge a court’s injunction of the law. Read more»

En este nuevo panorama legal, los programas de residencia deben equilibrar la obediencia a las leyes estatales con el cumplimiento de los estándares de acreditación de su campo.

Los futuros médicos ahora enfrentan barreras para acceder a la capacitación clínica en la atención del aborto, y eso podría limitar el acceso al aborto y a toda la atención obstétrica y ginecológica, incluso cuando advierten sobre una creciente escasez de obstetricia y ginecología. Read more»

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