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Sep 28, 2023

Utah and Arizona will pay to keep national parks open if shutdown occurs

Arizona and Utah will keep the iconic national parks in those states open if a shutdown of the federal government threatens access to Arizona's orange-striped Grand Canyon and the sheer red cliffs of Utah's Zion Valley.

Aug 15, 2023

Western states won’t lose as much Colorado River water in 2024

Federal officials said Tuesday they will ease water cuts for Western states reliant on the Colorado River next year thanks to a slightly improved outlook, but long-term challenges remain. 

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Dec 5, 2022

Tribal leaders welcome return of White House summit, administration pledges

For the first time in six years, leaders of federally recognized tribes from across the country gathered in Washington to meet with Biden administration officials in a gathering one Oklahoma leader called “extremely powerful.”

Dec 28, 2021

Peshlakai cites low pay, new job for resignation

Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, D-Cameron, said a low salary and a new job with the Biden administration led to her December 22 resignation from the Senate just two weeks before the start of the legislative session.  

Jul 29, 2019

Court rules mining can continue on Navajo Reservation

A federal appeals court has thrown out a bid by environmental groups to challenge expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four Corners Power Plant.

Jun 4, 2018

Feds question plan for future of Navajo Generating Station

A plan by the operators of the Central Arizona Project to look for new sources of power beyond the coal-fired -- and possibly soon-to-close -- Navajo Generating Station near Page is raising questions from federal officials.

Nov 7, 2016

Federal land buyback program paid $175 million to Arizona tribes so far

Arizona tribal members have received more than $175 million in the first four years of a federal program to buy back and consolidate parcels of land that are now split between multiple owners, the Interior Department said on November 1.

Jul 7, 2015

Goldwater Institute seeks to end Native American adoption restrictions

The Goldwater Institute is suing the heads of two federal agencies and Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay in its challenge to a child welfare law designed to keep Native American tribes intact.