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A judge Monday settled a lawsuit filed against two federal agencies over the environmental impacts of immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border. It stems from the Trump administration’s ramped-up wall construction and other operations. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a conservation package that includes a bill to ban new uranium mining claims on more than a million acres near Grand Canyon National Park. Proponents have long argued uranium extraction threatens the canyon’s watershed and environment along with the public health of the Navajo, Hopi and Havasupai tribes. Democratic Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva has spearheaded several attempts to make federal protections permanent near the park. He spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about the newest bill and the legacy of uranium mining.


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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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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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Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva has reintroduced a bill that would ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. It’s the latest attempt to make permanent an Obama-era moratorium. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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An Interior Department internal watchdog says the agency withheld public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation.

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The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee says he has tested positive for coronavirus days after he sat close to another member of the panel, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive.

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Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva hosted a virtual roundtable Friday with several tribal leaders about the impacts of coronavirus on their communities.

Calls for the U.S. Interior Department to close Grand Canyon National Park amid the COVID-19 outbreak are increasing from some members of Congress.

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Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is urging the Trump administration to expand and speed up its response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. It comes as 14 cases of the disease have been confirmed on the Navajo Nation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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