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The U.S. House Monday passed a bill to finalize a federal water settlement with the White Mountain Apache Tribe. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’ll help provide a long-term water source on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.


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From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation's largest American Indian reservation. Today, across the Navajo Nation, sit dozens of abandoned uranium mines and the high risk to residents of contamination exposure.

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Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the Trump administration's current family separation policy is "an affront to the decency of the American people" and contrary to principles and values upon which the nation was founded.

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There are more than 4,200 abandoned uranium mines in the U.S., 500 of which are located on or near the Navajo Nation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the U.S. House this week unanimously passed an amendment to help fund the cleanup of the sites.


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New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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