U.S. Department of the Interior

Brian Witte/AP, file

The Navajo Nation this week won a major court victory in a lawsuit over access to the Colorado River. The long-running case claims the U.S. government hasn’t lived up to its obligation to provide water for the tribe. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Federal officials have issued preliminary permits for two hydro-storage proposals on the Little Colorado River. The projects would include four dams and four reservoirs east of Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File

A veteran lawyer for the U.S. Interior Department has been appointed as the new superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, a crown jewel of the park system.

Natural Resources Committee

The House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday held a hearing on a federal bill that would ban uranium mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune

A southeastern Utah county commission that used to be a vocal opponent of the Bears Ears National Monument created by President Barack Obama is switching sides in the debate now that it's controlled by Democrats.

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