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How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Mar. 01, 2024 20:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Oak Flat, a piece of national forest land in central Arizona, is at the heart of a yearslong struggle between Native American groups and mining interests that both consider it important for their future. Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants...

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Mar. 01, 2024 20:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction to halt the transfer of...

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Mar. 01, 2024 19:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven’t provided proof of U.S. citizenship and cross-check voter registration information with various government databases. In a...

Jones leads Weber State against Northern Arizona

Mar. 01, 2024 04:02 AM EST

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (14-16, 7-9 Big Sky) at Weber State Wildcats (19-10, 10-6 Big Sky) Ogden, Utah; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Weber State hosts the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks after Dillon Jones scored 30 points in Weber State's 85-81 overtime win...

No. 6 Arizona hosts Evans and Oregon

Mar. 01, 2024 03:48 AM EST

Oregon Ducks (19-9, 11-6 Pac-12) at Arizona Wildcats (22-6, 13-4 Pac-12) Tucson, Arizona; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oregon plays the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats after Kwame Evans Jr. scored 22 points in Oregon's 78-71 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. ...

Jones scores 30, Weber State takes down Northern Colorado 85-81 in OT

Mar. 01, 2024 00:44 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Dillon Jones' tied a career-high 30 points and grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds and Weber State beat Northern Colorado 85-81 in overtime on Thursday. Jones — who scored 30 points for the third time in his career — added nine assists, and three steals for the...

Basham scores 33 as Northern Arizona downs Idaho State 92-88 in 2OT

Mar. 01, 2024 00:27 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Jayden Jackson scored five straight points in the final minutes of the second overtime period to put Northern Arizona in front for good and secure a 92-88 win over Idaho State on Thursday night. Carson Basham scored 33 points and added 13 rebounds for the...

Betts scores 20 as No. 8 UCLA cruises to 70-41 victory over Arizona State

Mar. 01, 2024 00:13 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Lauren Betts had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kiki Rice added 14 points to help No. 8 UCLA beat Arizona State 70-41 on Thursday night. Betts had her ninth double-double and Rice added seven assists and seven rebounds for the Bruins (23-5, 12-5 Pac-12), who will...

Padilla hits big 3s, No. 7 USC outlasts Arizona 95-93 in double overtime

Feb. 29, 2024 23:39 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Southern California lost its star player, but not its composure. Kayla Padilla hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation, made another key 3 in the second overtime and No. 7 Southern California rallied after freshman JuJu Watkins...

Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Feb. 29, 2024 20:31 PM EST

Three former Arizona Department of Education employees were indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud more than $600,000 from an education voucher program that has drawn criticism for its skyrocketing costs and lax regulation by the state. ...