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Ban Could Block Capitol Christmas Tree From New Mexico

Oct 4, 2019
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A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a northern New Mexico forest.  That’s if the U.S. Forest Service can get an exception from a tree-cutting ban across all New Mexico national forests and one in Arizona.

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The Trump administration announced last week it won’t require nuclear power plants in the U.S. to buy more domestically produced uranium. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, that came as a surprise to some environmental groups.


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A truck driver is facing charges after federal authorities say he attempted to smuggle 33 migrants into the U.S. via a hot trailer through the Arizona desert.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 37-year-old Mexican driver was arrested Tuesday following the discovery of the migrants in a refrigeration unit that was turned off. Officials say the interior of the trailer was nearly 100 degrees.

Border officials say the group inside the trailer included 12 juveniles from age three to 17, a pregnant female, and a convicted felon.

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The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration's border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the legislation's fate.