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Rep. Raúl Grijalva pushed the Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action against Rosemont Copper, telling federal officials they "cannot remain on the sidelines," and must review the company's efforts to "hastily" grade and fill dry washes on a chunk of private land along the western reaches of the Santa Rita Mountains. Read more»

An aerial photo of Rosemont's new effort to dump tailings and other rock waste into dry streams along the west-side of the Santa Rita Mountains.

A federal judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed by three Native American tribes and an environmental coalition over Rosemont Copper's move to expand its mining operations to "Copper World" on the western slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Read more»

This house says a lot of things but 'poverty' isn't one of them. Though its owner, former Pima County Justice of the Peace Keith Bee, successfully claimed he's indigent — and he owns a few more homes just like it.

Lady Justice may be blind but she can smell money. And it’s once again clear that she prefers those with it — like former Pima County Justice of the Peace and one-time Arizona state lawmaker Keith Bee — to those without. Read more»

Keith Bee, in an undated handout photo from Justice Court.

Keith Bee, a former Pima justice of the peace, was sentenced Wednesday to six months for filing a false tax return. Described as "indigent," Bee still has $3 million in luxury homes in his name, and statements made by his attorney indicate he may not have been legally eligible to serve on the bench. Read more»

An endangered jaguar, nicknamed El Jefe, captured by a remote camera in southeastern Arizona. Advocates – and now a court – say it is one of several endangered species that could be harmed by the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine.

A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the mine’s impact on several endangered species in the Santa Rita Mountains. Read more»

The proposed Rosemont copper mine, which would be situated here in the Santa Rita Mountains, faced another setback this week. after more than a decade of regulatory and legal challenges.

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»

A federal judge rejected a civil lawsuit by the family of a teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent during an incident in Douglas along the U.S-Mexico fence. Carlos LaMadrid died after he was shot by Agent Lucas Tidwell, who said he hit the teen accidentally while shooting at men who were throwing rocks at the agent. Read more»