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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.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1 million grant to the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Head Start Program. It comes as such programs have become increasingly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Monday designed to combat high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people. It now heads to President Trump’s desk. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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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