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Arizona delegation in US House fractured by partisan divide

Mar. 28, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and some Arizona Republicans' votes to set aside election results have cleaved bipartisan relations within the state's U.S. House delegation, making it difficult to work across party lines on issues of mutual concern, lawmakers and...

Grijalva announces bill to reverse land swap for copper mine

Mar. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced a bill to keep the U.S. Forest Service from turning over land in Arizona for a massive copper mine. The parcel of land in the Tonto National Forest east of Phoenix was set to be transferred to Resolution...

USDA puts brakes on land transfer for Arizona copper mine

Mar. 01, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that had cleared the way for a parcel of federal land held sacred by Apaches to be turned over for a massive copper mine in eastern Arizona. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said...

Congressional Dems ask Ducey to explain use of COVID-19 cash

Feb. 05, 2021 17:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — All five Democratic members of Arizona's U.S. House delegation want Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to explain how his use of nearly $400 million in federal coronavirus relief funds met Congress’ intent that the money be used only for pandemic relief. Ducey...

Apaches' fight over Arizona copper mine goes before US court

Feb. 03, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Apache tribal members made emotional pleas Wednesday in federal court to try to prevent what could become the largest copper mine operation in the U.S. Naelyn Pike and her grandfather, Wendsler Nosie Sr., were representing Apache Stronghold. The...

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

Jan. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of one of the largest copper mines in the United States, against the wishes of a group of Apaches who have been trying for years to stop the project. ...