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How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP, wants to develop the large deposit of copper ore deep under Oak Flat into a massive mine.

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Wendsler Nosie, who has led Apache Stronghold’s fight, vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton concluded Arizona legislators did not discriminate when they adopted the laws and the state does have an interest in preventing voter fraud and limiting voting to those individuals eligible to vote.

Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students -– five of which were fictitious -- that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.

The Buzz: What can states do at the US-Mexico border?

Federal law rules the land when it comes to border enforcement, but local governments can help.

Man already serving life sentence convicted in murder of Tucson girl who vanished from parents' home

Jurors found Christopher Clements guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and burglary in the death of Isabel Celis who was 6 when she vanished from her parents' home in 2012.

What to know about New York and Arizona’s fight over extraditing suspect in grisly hotel killing

The top prosecutor in Maricopa County has said the suspect must first answer to his alleged crimes in Arizona.

Judge to decide whether to hear case against Arizona gun dealers for alleged part in gun trafficking to Mexico

A lawsuit by the Mexican government against five Arizona gun dealers has its first hearing Thursday in federal court in Tucson. The suit alleges the dealers caused Mexico harm by trafficking guns across the border from the U.S.

Arizona Republicans challenge Biden’s designation of a national monument near the Grand Canyon

The monument designation will help preserve 1,562 square miles (4,046 square kilometers) just to the north and south of Grand Canyon National Park.

GOP organizations sue Arizona's top election official in latest dispute over election manual

The suit alleges violations of public comment and public disclosure requirements, along with specific provisions state officials approved for the manual.

Man serving life in prison for 2014 death of Tucson teen faces retrial in killing of 6-year-old girl

Jury selection began Tuesday in the second murder trial for Christopher Clements in the Isabel Celis case.

Judge seeks second opinion for competency evaluation of man alledged to set fire to two historic churches in Douglas

A U.S. District Court Judge said he'd like another opinion after a closed door hearing Friday

South Tucson files lawsuit against rental properties for high crime

The City of South Tucson is asking for an injunction to prevent future crimes.

Arizona judge denies a GOP move to block a voter-approved law for transparent campaign financing

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen and House Speaker Ben Toma, both Republicans, filed the challenge in August.

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