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Senators urge action on water-rights bill in meeting with tribal leaders

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senators urged tribal leaders Thursday to move quickly on a proposed settlement of water-rights claims so they can push the bill through Congress before this session ends. In separate closed-door meetings with Navajo and Hopi leaders in Tuba City, Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain stressed the importance of quick action, said those who attended the meetings.

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McCain, Kyl to talk water rights with tribes today

TUBA CITY — Arizona's two U.S. senators are meeting with tribal leaders today to discuss a water rights settlement. Jon Kyl introduced legislation earlier this year that would settle the Navajo and Hopi claims to the Little Colorado River system. The tribes would get groundwater delivery projects in exchange for giving up further claims to the water.

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Romney takes Arizona

Mitt Romney coasted to victory in the Arizona primary Tuesday night and vied with rival Rick Santorum for supremacy in Michigan in a Republican presidential race as unsettled as the day it began.

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Economy tops in early Ariz., Mich. exit polls

Preliminary results from exit polling in Arizona and Michigan suggest voters in each state made up their minds earlier than voters in previous contests. While voters remain focused on the economy, abortion and immigration are growing in importance.

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