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Biden administration opens civil rights probes of 5 GOP-led states banning school mask mandates

Federal education officials have launched civil rights investigations in five Republican-led states that have prohibited school districts from mandating mask-wearing.... Read more»

In rush to restore budget earmarks, Arizona lawmakers made modest asks

Congress restored earmarks this year, and more than 300 House members rushed in with $7.1 billion in special requests - but Arizona lawmakers were modest: No Republicans asked for earmarks and all five Democrats were in or near the bottom half of the amounts requested.... Read more»

House rejects extra funding to help tribal courts after McGirt ruling

The House this week rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to help tribal courts cope with an influx of cases after a 2020 Supreme Court ruling that expanded tribal jurisdiction. ... Read more»

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill — and what’s out

Congress passed a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill Monday night that's intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say it includes:... Read more»

Bipartisan congressional group rolls out new pandemic relief proposal

In a Tuesday press conference, lawmakers unveiled a four-month, $908 billion proposal that would fund transportation, the paycheck protection program to help businesses pay their employees, food assistance and coronavirus testing centers.... Read more»

Census: Not sure it can exclude migrants, but wants to be left to try

The Trump administration said it does not know how many immigrants might be excluded from the Census under a 2019 presidential order, but it still urged the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn lower courts that blocked the proposal.... Read more»

States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

Across the hundreds of pages of plans that officials in Arizona and elsewhere sent to the CDC on distributing and tracking the yet-to-be-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there are more questions so far than answers on how exactly vaccine programs will be carried out.... Read more»

Disappointing four-forest management project targeted for changes

A massive forest management project in Arizona has been hampered for a decade because there's not enough of a market for the small trees and brush that must be cleared to reduce fire risk.... Read more»

With clock ticking – Az lagging – Census court fight continues

A see-saw legal battle over the 2020 Census continued Friday, with the government pushing to end the count in just five days while local governments, including two Arizona tribes, hoped to extend it to Oct. 31.... Read more»

Arizona officials work to boost Census responses with time running out

A federal judge could decide whether to force the Census Bureau to extend its 2020 count for another month, but state and local groups working to ensure a high response rate said they are taking no chances.... Read more»

Navajo Nation rushes to beat use-or-lose deadline on COVID-19 relief funds

Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.... Read more»

Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes’ opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.... Read more»

Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.... Read more»

Tribal leader says ensuring accurate census is a 'life and death' issue

Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis told a House panel Thursday that an accurate Census count could be a “matter of life and death” for tribal communities.... Read more»

Az could lose more than $600M if Census response doesn’t improve

While Arizona ranks at the bottom of 2020 Census response, a new congressional report estimates the state would lose more than $600 million in federal funding over the next decade if just 1% of the population isn't counted.... Read more»

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