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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.