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Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit
Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit (September 5, 2019)

'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.


Cronkite News: Trump impeachment resolution tabled after rebuke of 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Trump impeachment resolution tabled after rebuke of 'racist' tweets (July 19, 2019)

Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 17, 2019)

'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.


Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country
Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country (April 8, 2019)

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.


Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation
Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation (March 26, 2019)

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers vote along party lines for 'bipartisan' gun reform bill
Cronkite News: Lawmakers vote along party lines for 'bipartisan' gun reform bill (February 28, 2019)

Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.


Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat
Cronkite News: John McCain defeats tough opponent for U.S. Senate seat (November 9, 2016)

One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth Congressional term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years.


Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)

Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.


Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)

Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.


Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court
Sen. John McCain doesn't want more 'liberal' justices on Supreme Court (October 11, 2016)

Indian Country pays close attention to the Supreme Court due to the potential for damaging rulings on sovereignty, land and other issues.


Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)

Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.


Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)

The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.


John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick
John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)

Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.


Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.


John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support
John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (August 1, 2016)

Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.


Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)

The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.


Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill
Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (April 28, 2016)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win strong showings in New York (April 20, 2016)

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton continue to lead in delegate counts but their rivals aren't letting up.


Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue
Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue (March 11, 2016)

What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.


Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona
Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 8, 2016)

Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 2, 2016)

Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.


Ann Kirkpatrick: Fix reservation roads to help Indian students
Ann Kirkpatrick: Fix reservation roads to help Indian students (November 9, 2015)

Tribal roads are a federal trust responsibility, but without funding to do more, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs blades these roads just once or twice a year, carving deep channels below the surrounding ground level.


Navajo Nation hails movement on controversial Indian energy bill
Navajo Nation hails movement on controversial Indian energy bill (October 12, 2015)

President Russell Begaye said H.R.538, the Native American Energy Act, helps the tribe avoid bureaucratic delays.


Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona
Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona (September 8, 2015)

Arizona’s first congressional district is the nearest thing to an American Indian majority district in the United States.


San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally
San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (July 23, 2015)

Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.


Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)

The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.


Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (May 27, 2015)

Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.


House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (March 24, 2015)

Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.


Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)

The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.


Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district (November 6, 2014)

The incumbent Democrat won decisively in counties with more Indian voters.


Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona
Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona (October 9, 2014)

Native Americans make up 22.6 percent of the population the 1st Congressional district.


Navajo attorney loses bid for Democratic nomination in Arizona
Navajo attorney loses bid for Democratic nomination in Arizona (August 29, 2012)

Wenona Benally Baldenegro, a member of the Navajo Nation, lost her bid to win the Democratic nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional District. Baldenegro, an attorney, wanted to be the first...


Navajo attorney seeks Democratic nod for Congressional seat
Navajo attorney seeks Democratic nod for Congressional seat (August 2, 2011)

Wenona Benally Baldenegro, a member of the Navajo Nation, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional district. Baldenegro is an attorney who lives in Flagstaff. She's hoping to...