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Debate continues over BLM move as workers face decision deadline

BLM employees in Washington have until this week to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at “dismantling” the agency.... Read more»0

Border-state voters have dim view of Trump border policy, Border Patrol

Just over half of voters in southern border states disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling border and immigration issues, according to a new report by the U.S. Immigration Policy Center.... Read more»1

Weeks into strike against Asarco, miners find inspiration from communities

Asarco workers' strike gets hard as walkout drags on and negotiations between company and union aren't set to restart for another two weeks.... Read more»0

House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

The House voted Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering.... Read more»0

Asarco, striking miners set to resume contract talks in 2 weeks

Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after nearly 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at sites in Arizona and Texas.... Read more»0

Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

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.... Read more»0

No talks between mining company, union, as Asarco strike enters 3rd day

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.... Read more»0

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

Three days after he told staff at the McCain Institute that he was still their executive director, Kurt Volker resigned Monday because his role in a House impeachment inquiry “risks becoming a distraction” to the work of the institute.... Read more»0

Trump administration reduces numbers, tightens criteria for refugees

White House officials announced late Thursday that the administration was proposing to cap the number of refugees admitted in the upcoming fiscal year to 18,000 people – with more than half those slots reserved for refugees from specific countries or in certain situations.... Read more»0

Democrats, GOP hold competing hearings on endangered species bills

In the debate over the future of the Endangered Species Act, Rep. Paul Gosar, D-Prescott, says that all parties “deserve a say and seat at the table.” But on Tuesday, at least, the parties were not at the same table.... Read more»0

Sinema censure effort stalls; progressives say they made their point

An intraparty threat to censure Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is on hold for now, but progressives who called for the vote said they achieved their goal of putting the freshman Democrat on notice over her voting record. ... Read more»0

Businesses welcome, environmentalists dread end of Obama-era water rule

The EPA has narrowed the which watersheds are covered by the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists say that means trouble as business lauds the change.... Read more»0

Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

The Trump Administration's shift of Parks money during the government shutdown this year "tears at the fabric" of separation of powers, a Government Accountability Office report found.... Read more»0

New rules expand hunting on most national wildlife refuges in Arizona

Hunting groups are applauding new federal rules creating longer seasons, extended hours and expanded methods for hunting and taking different types of game on national wildlife refuges.... Read more»0

Rosemont mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine site in southern Arizona, the latest development in more than a decade of legal challenges from tribes and environmental groups.... Read more»0