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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a conservation package called the Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act that includes a permanent ban on new uranium mining claims near Grand Canyon National Park.

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The confirmation hearing for Deb Haaland has raised questions about whether she's being treated differently because she is a Native American woman. 

  

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A judge has ruled that the Arizona Senate can get access to 2.1 million ballots from Arizona’s most populous county so it can audit results of the 2020 election that saw Democrat Joe Biden win in the state. 

  

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is giving $20 million to help a program aimed at distributing coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries around the world. 

  

It's Friday, Feb. 26. Round out your week with some of the day's top local headlines:

County To Launch More Vaccine Appointments; Spanish-Language Options

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Republicans who control the Arizona House advanced a series of election-related proposals Thursday that they contend are needed to tighten the state’s election security. But Democrats call them part of an ongoing voter suppression effort by GOP lawmakers.

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The Mohave County Department of Public Health says it’ll receive 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services today reported nearly 939 new known COVID-19 infections and 121 more deaths.

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The Arizona House has voted to raise Arizona’s super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit to $300 at the start of 2022 and impose a small increase in employer insurance premiums to pay for the increase. 

  

FUSD ‘Reaffirms’ Dates For Return To In-Person Learning

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