U.S. House Passes The Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act That Would Permanently Ban Uranium Mining At The Grand Canyon

The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would permanently ban new mining claims around the Grand Canyon. The vote comes as the mining companies are lobbying President Trump to boost domestic supplies of uranium. Environmentalists say mining in the canyon region would harm the environment and could contaminate water resources. Congressman Tom O’Halleran took to […]

Senator Sinema Introduces A Bill In The U.S. Senate To Help Flagstaff’s Transportation System

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would benefit Flagstaff’s transportation system. Sinema’s bipartisan bill the “Small Community Transit Improvement Act” would increase the amount of federal funding for public transportation in Flagstaff by $650-thousand. Sinema said “investing in Flagstaff’s public transportation system will create jobs and expand opportunities […]

Youth Minimum Wage Bill Passes The Senate Commerce Committee

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A controversial bill promoting youth employment was passed in the Senate Commerce Committee Thursday. House Bill 2523 targets 18-to-22 year olds for a pay rate lower than the state’s minimum wage. The rate would be the national minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour. The bill’s opponents argue paying younger, part-time employees significantly less than […]

State House Passes A Bill That Would Crack Down On Violence Against Native American Women

The state House unanimously passed a bill Monday that would crack down on violence against indigenous women. Senate Bill 1243 establishes a study committee to determine how to reduce and end violence against Native American women in Arizona. Chinle Democrat Arlando Teller says is happy with the legislation, saying “it’s really important that we address […]

Statewide Distracted Driving Bill One Step Closer To Law

The state Senate passed a bill Monday that would ban texting while driving statewide. The bill would ban any driver from using, or even just holding, a phone or other electronic device while in motion. This includes texting, calling and watching and recording videos. Only hands-free devices will able to be used. If approved, it […]