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Arizona tribes may get less voice in new congressional district

As the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent its second day adjusting lines on preliminary maps, Native American voters could find they have less say in who represents them in Arizona’s sprawling, northernmost congressional district.... Read more»

Spike in COVID cases among unvaccinated could bring 3rd surge in Arizona

Approximately 99% of those who have died from the COVID-19 virus since the start of this year were unvaccinated, and 92% of all cases in June came from unvaccinated Arizonans as experts warn that the state is seeing signs of a third wave of infections. ... Read more»

Court orders new hearing for Arizona death-row inmate in Bullhead City murders

An appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate, saying his attorney did not fully investigate the history of abuse and mental health issues that could have been used in his defense at sentencing.... Read more»

Mohave County, Navajo officials push to broaden 'downwinder' coverage

Federal law has long compensated residents who lived downwind from open-air nuclear test sites in the 1950s and 1960s, including many in northern Arizona – but not residents in most of Mohave County. County Supervisor Jean Bishop, who has seen her family and neighbors racked by cancers, told a House committee Wednesday that this is “a perfect time to amend the boundaries” of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include “downwinders” like herself.... Read more»

Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon

Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers Wednesday to protect sacred land and natural resources by supporting a permanent ban on mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

Kingman ‘downwinders’ seek recognition from U.S. decades after atomic tests

Decades after atomic tests in Nevada spread radiation across much of the Southwest, the federal government has offered compensation to many so-called downwinders. Kingman residents, however, were not among that group. And they say they don't know why. ... Read more»

For Arizonans at Dem convention, interests vary but goal the same

With the GOP holding most state and congressional offices, it isn't always easy to be a Democrat in Arizona. That's one reason delegates are happy to be arriving in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention. They're set for a week of meetings, events and speeches.... Read more»