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Cronkite News: Native youth come together for annual White House Forum (November 28, 2023)The third annual White House Tribal Youth Forum brought more than 100 Native and indigenous youth together to share information on the issues affecting their communities.
Cronkite News: Prescribed burn projects protect federal forest lands (November 6, 2023)Through the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Forest Service will receive $5 billion over 10 years, including $1.8 billion that will be used to increase forest treatments in Western states.
Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker from Arizona won’t run again (October 19, 2023)Declaring Washington “broken,” four-term Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) made the surprise announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2024.
Cronkite News: New regulations expand access to contraceptives in Arizona (October 17, 2023)Arizona regulators have finalized long-awaited rules that allow expanded access to over-the-counter hormonal contraceptives for women over age 18 in the state.
Cronkite News: Water catchments bring life to wildlife in Arizona (October 16, 2023)At the center of all life is water. But, for wildlife in the hot deserts of Arizona, finding it isn’t so easy.
Cronkite News: Senate committee looks at water in Indian Country (September 28, 2023)The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
Cronkite News: Republicans lead U.S. government into another shutdown (September 22, 2023)Two Arizona lawmakers were among five Republicans who broke ranks and voted to block a defense authorization bill, the latest twist in a budget fight that could cause a government shutdown.
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up water infrastructure in Indian Country (September 21, 2023)The infusion of federal money for infrastructure projects is only a first step toward fixing deep problems with water systems on tribal lands.
Cronkite News: Native artists showcase work at Super Bowl shop (February 13, 2023)Inspired by vibrant orange-and-purple sunsets and local tribes, Native artists and brands were able to put their work on display at an NFL pop-up shop.
Cronkite News: Democratic lawmaker takes on sitting senator who left party (January 31, 2023)Rep. Ruben Gallego has launched long-anticipated challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term lawmaker who recently left the Democratic Party.
Cronkite News: Hia-Ced O’odham seek recognition from United States (January 30, 2023)In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
Cronkite News: Solar power plant under development in Arizona (January 23, 2023)Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.
Cronkite News: Cleanup continues of abandoned mines in national forest (January 17, 2023)About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.
Cronkite News: Judge address harassment of voters at ballot boxes (November 3, 2022)A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop groups from watching ballot boxes (November 2, 2022)Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.
Cronkite News: Heated Senate race in Arizona brings in big dollars (October 18, 2022)Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.
Cronkite News: Tribes at odds over future of online gaming in California (October 4, 2022)California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.
Cronkite News: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Cronkite News: U.S. Supreme Court ruling a ‘real threat’ to tribal sovereignty (September 21, 2022)A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
Cronkite News: Indian boarding schools confront genocidal legacy (August 30, 2022)Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
Cronkite News: Fight over copper mine at sacred Apache site continues (August 15, 2022)A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Cronkite News: Nation’s teachers in health crisis (August 2, 2022)There’s a widespread and growing mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so grim that many are leaving the field.
Cronkite News: Mental health hotline now taking calls at 988 (July 26, 2022)Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
Cronkite News: Tribes struggle with public safety hires (May 24, 2022)Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Cronkite News: Study highlights impact of lead poisoning in eagles (April 13, 2022)A new study found that almost half of bald eagles and golden eagles across the United States suffered from chronic lead poisoning.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation works to address climate change (April 12, 2022)Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Cronkite News: Tribes consulted about offensive place names (March 29, 2022)California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.
Cronkite News: President Biden delivers first State of the Union (March 4, 2022)President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.
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