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The tricolored blackbird is one of 24 species subject to a petition under the Endangered Species Act.

Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday that would repeal rules the Trump administration used to reduce protections under the Endangered Species Act. Read more»

U.S. Senate Democrats introduced legislation last week that could provide Native American communities a way to combat what they say are disenfranchising state voting laws and the recent gutting of Voting Rights Act protections. Read more»

Tucson mom Linda Robles said her daughter died as a result of exposure to the toxic chemical TCE and it’s time for government regulators to “stop twiddling around” and ban the chemical.

Tucson mom Linda Robles was in Washington Wednesday to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency ban TCE, the chemical she blames for the death of one daughter and the birth defects of three other children. Read more»

Flags of tribal nations on display. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service will remain on a GAO high-risk list despite some progress .

Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are making progress toward fixing management shortcomings that landed them on a list of “high-risk” agencies, but not enough progress to satisfy some senators. Read more»

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reducing the size of the 1.5-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument, under a review of by President Donald Trump of national monuments declared by his predecessors.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing the size of the 1.5-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, drawing immediate criticism from Democratic and environmental groups who called his plan “nonsense.” Read more» 1

A firefighter conducts a prescribed burn at the Big Windy Complex fire near Galice, Oregon, in this photo from 2013. Some officials in Arizona are saying that conditions are right in some parts of the state for a difficult wildfire season this year.

The Forest Service faces a $970 million budget cut in 2018, but the agency's chief said he is confident the service will have the resources to battle wildfires next year, although he acknowledged that President Trump’s budget proposes “very difficult reductions in some very important programs.” Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, joined senators from New Mexico and Minnesota to urge a vote on Roberta Jacobson’s nomination to be ambassador to Mexico, saying she’s qualified and that the post is too important to leave vacant for months at a time.

Arizona's Jeff Flake joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on their colleagues to stop blocking Roberta Jacobson’s nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, saying “we need our top diplomat in Mexico.” Sen. Marco Rubio is among those blocking a vote. Read more»

Grijalva on election night, November 2014.

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is joining another congressman and two U.S. senators in traveling to Cuba this weekend. The delegation will meet with Cuban officials to discuss business opportunities in agriculture, telecommunications and eco-tourism. Read more»

Kevin Washburn. nominated to be the next head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is Chickasaw Nation member and Yale-educated lawyer who has helped draft legislation affecting Indian country, such as the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

The man nominated to be the next head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs vowed Friday to advocate for Indian Country in a time of diminished resources and challenges. Read more»

Fixing campaign finance doesn’t go nearly far enough. We need to fix the notion that corporations are people. Read more» 1

Stewart Udall in a still from the American Experience documentary 'Earth Days,' which airs April 19 on PBS.

Stewart Udall, former Arizona congressman and Interior Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, has died. He was 90. Read more»