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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators wants to speed up and expand payments to those affected by last year’s toxic Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stopped covering emergency responses for tribes, local governments and individuals. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Each year in spring and early summer, families across the Navajo and Hopi Nations gather to plant crops on their land. This year preparations were more thorough than usual for a group of Native students who took part in a seven-month organic agriculture training program at Tolani Lake Enterprises near Leupp, Arizona. 

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they are searching for missing guide from a commercial trip on the Colorado River.


The federal minimum wage may be affecting year’s elections. A new poll shows a majority of Arizonans support an increase. And that could determine how they vote for the state’s U.S. Senate seat. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

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Navajo officials say they’re overwhelmed with public opposition to tribal legislation regarding the Grand Canyon Escalade Project. It would pave the way for a gondola to the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.