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Supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to increase nationwide in the coming weeks following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a third treatment. It’s welcome news for health officials in Arizona who’ve expanded immunizations. But because of limited supplies, less than 10% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly about efforts to increase shipments and how to make vaccine distribution fair across all communities in the state.


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Arizona’s U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would ban all new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the latest of several attempts to protect the area’s water and environment.


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Three congressional Democrats from Arizona are calling on federal officials to fully fund a major water system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The long-delayed project has kept many residents without safe and reliable drinking water. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who hasn’t condemned the Republican plan to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Native American communities throughout the U-S have the highest suicide rates of any ethnic group. A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to combat the growing numbers. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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