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The Kanab mine is one of several existing, but not operating, uranium mines in northern Arizona that could be affected by the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the reopening of the Arizona 1 mine, which has been back in production for about a year.

Opponents of northern Arizona uranium mining have gone back to court to challenge a federal district judge’s ruling that allowed the Arizona 1 Mine to resume operations late last year. Read more»

Unlike other times of the year, folks who can’t afford food at Thanksgiving don’t have to look far to find a charity meal, like this one served by volunteers Tuesday at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

As Arizonans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, more than 1 million of them will be putting turkey on the table with the help of food stamps this year. Read more»

No snow? No problem for three Arizona ski resorts on federal land that will now have an easier time operating slopeside activities year-round. President Obama on Monday signed a law making it easier for such facilities to operate in the summer — activities such as mountain biking and disc golf — without having to go through extensive paperwork first. Read more» 1

Rosemont Copper has been working for several years to win approval for a mine on 4,700 acres of land here in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Rosemont Copper officials are pitching a “greener” approach to mining in an effort to gain support for their proposed open-pit mine in the Coronado National Forest. Read more»

Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers urged Congress this week to pass a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating 'farm dust.' Critics say the bill is not needed because the EPA has no intention of enacting such regulations.

The president of the Arizona Farm Bureau testified this week before a Congressional panel in support of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011, a bill that would keep the EPA from regulating “nuisance dust” of the type found on farms and in rural areas. Read more»

The federal government pumped $2 billion into Pinal County in salaries, purchases, pensions and grants to the county government, among other spending in 2010. That translates to about $5,300 per person in the county. Read more» 2

Solar-power elements at the Washington Redskins FedEx Field include panels in the parking lot and in the football player sculpture. The project, by the Redskins and NRG Energy, gives the team the largest solar installation in the National Football League.

The Arizona Cardinals will have a reminder of the Valley of the Sun when the lights come on this weekend for their game against the Washington Redskins.Sunshine will power some of the lights at FedEx Field. Read more»

Foreclosures could be taking a toll on the physical and mental health of Arizonans, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Read more»

Phoenix lawyer Robert Lynch, left, testifies in favor of the hydropower bill before a congressional committee. Christopher Treese (center) of the Colorado River District in Glenwood, Colo., and Grant Ward, a former official with the Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage District and Electrical District No. 3, testify Wednesday.

Arizona is “sitting on a hydropower gold mine” but needs the government to streamline regulations to turn that power potential into a reality, a Phoenix lawyer told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday. Read more»

Allen Boyle met and married his wife in Arizona. He was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and died in the attack. His name is inscribed at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial.

The Pentagon's 9/11 memorial, opened in 2008 as the first national 9/11 memorial, is a field of 184 cantilevered stone-and-steel benches, each arcing above a pool of running water.Each bench is inscribed with the name of a victim of the Pentagon attack, including three with Arizona ties: Allen P. Boyle, David M. Scales and David W. Laychak. Read more»

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a ruling that blocked an Arizona law that would have denied health coverage to domestic partners of state employees. Read more»

The Wallow Fire, the largest wildfire in state history, burned through this area of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona. A U.S. Forest Service report says “intense thinning treatments” can ease future wildfires by removing trees between 6 and 18 inches in diameter.

The U.S. Forest Service said in a report this month that “intense thinning treatments” can ease future wildfires, by removing trees between 6 and 18 inches in diameter to allow for additional space between trees. Read more»