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More than 750K immigrant Arizonans, families spared from ‘public charge’ changes, for now

A new criteria for a public charge test applied to people seeking a U.S. immigrant visa or green card that indirectly affects roughly 755,000 Arizona residents was blocked last week from implementation by courts...

Navajo buy-back program hit wall as many owners refused to sell, land commissioner says

The latest round of the Department of Interior’s federal buy-back program aimed at consolidating ownership of tribal lands hit a wall in Navajo country, as three-quarters of buy-back offers were not accepted.

Resolution Copper Mine widely condemned at final public hearing

Members of the San Carlos Apache, conservationists, rock climbers, retired miners, veterans and regular Valley residents mostly agreed at an Oct. 10 public hearing in Tempe: Very few people besides those that would make money from it want Resolution Copper Mine.

Why didn’t Navajo landowners take Interior Department’s buyback offers this year?

The U.S. Department of Interior’s latest round of its land buyback program ended in September for all Navajo Nation applicants, and DOI’s early data show a sharp decline in participation.As of Sept. 27, only...

Conservative justices signal openness to arguments that sexual orientation, gender are protected by Civil Rights Act

Key conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to the argument that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even their lives

Trump has flipped U.S. immigration policy on its head and the fate of millions of people is at stake. In some cases, the consequences of Trump’s new and proposed policies are a matter of life or death.

Paradise Valley Comm College also targeted for white supremacist org recruiting

The white supremacist group that posted stickers at two university campuses in Phoenix area last weekend also targeted Paradise Valley Community College in its recruiting drive.

Congressional hearing on voting rights in AZ focuses on obstacles faced by voters of color

Obstacles to voting in Indian Country were the dominant point of discussion Tuesday at a subcommittee hearing, which ended with a heated exchange between a Republican state lawmaker and several Democratic members of Congress.

VP Pence coming to Arizona to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Few details have been released about the trip.

White supremacist group plasters ASU, Grand Canyon University campuses with stickers in recruitment push

White supremacist group Patriot Front posted stickers advertising their group at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and Grand Canyon University’s Phoenix campus as part of a nationwide push by the group to recruit members over the weekend.
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