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House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Asarco strike creates division, uncertainty and unity

Mine workers are striking for better pay and benefits.

Arizona miners strike against Asarco

Strikers are calling for better pay and benefits.

Archive Tucson: Life in a 1930s mining camp

Today, Ruby is a ghost town, but Tallia Cahoon remembers community, pastimes and the occasional knife fight.

Archive Tucson: Eating the brined jackrabbit

Jackrabbits and riding the rails to school — growing up in Sasco, Arizona, now a ghost town.

Mexican authorities meet with Rio Sonora mining spill victims

A legal representative of residents affected by the spill said the dialogue is a result of pressure the communities have put on authorities.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains

The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.

Understanding the legal decision blocking the Rosemont Mine

The opinion on mining and public lands could impact other projects across the West.

Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact

If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.

Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine

The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.

Judge blocks Rosemont Mine project

The federal judge ruled the Forest Service improperly evaluated water use issues for the proposed copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Judge to rule next week on whether to halt Rosemont Mine

Tribes and environmental groups who oppose the project are seeking a preliminary injunction.

A town faces ghosts from its past in "Bisbee '17"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking for a new shelter arrangement for asylum seekers in Tucson; and Aurelie Sheehan talks about her new short story collection "Once Into the Night".

UA receives $1.78M grant to study safer mining fuels

In a job with many hazards, the CDC grant is focusing in on an insidious risk: diesel exhaust.

Support and opposition for two mines in Southern Arizona

As the Rosemont Copper mine plans to start construction, we talk with those for and against the project.

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