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Vice President Joe Biden, center, reacts after President Barack Obama signed legislation under the Antiquities Act designating five new National Monuments, Monday, March 25, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, Samuel Gomez, War Chief, Taos Pueblo, Biden, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE- In a Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, parts of the brick walkway of Liberty Island that were damaged in Superstorm Sandy are shown during a tour of New York’s Liberty Island. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 that the Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a sea shell rests on a wall surrounding the Statue of Liberty, in New York. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 that the Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by, from left, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey, was at the Grand Canyon to announce the extension of a ban on new mining claims near the national park.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other dignitaries will dedicate Arizona's first commercial-scale wind energy farm Oct. 12 in Navajo County between Holbrook and Heber.
WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee Thursday voted to nullify the Interior Department’s recently extended ban on new mining claims on more than 1 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Mint has unveiled design of new quarters featuring four national parks and a national forest.
More than 1 million acres of government-owned land surrounding the Grand Canyon is off-limits to new mining claims until Dec. 20.
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service will allow visitors free entry during three weekends this summer to encourage Americans to visit national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park.
DENVER - Democratic leaders huddled in Denver on Monday to map out their strategy to help presidential candidate Barack Obama win Colorado and the West in the general election, saying the region could be key to winning the White House.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is banning new hard rock mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it is settling a long-running and contentious lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan.
WASHINGTON – As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.
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DENVER — Democratic Party leaders say they are on a roll in the West and hope to extend the gains they've made over the past six years.
WASHINGTON - Several Republican senators on Wednesday told President Bush's top national security aide privately Wednesday that they did not want Bush to wait until September to change course in Iraq.
Pointing to his knee and bent over at the waist, Justin Upton looked more done than hero-in-waiting after colliding with the right-field fence chasing a Miguel Cairo triple in the third inning Sunday.
CINCINNATI - The small ballpark, the woeful Reds pitching staff, the roster move — none of it was any help for an Arizona offense stuck in the mud that continues to watch its tires spin faster and faster.
May 18, 2005
KEENE, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.
Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park will be among the sites honored in the U.S. Mint's "America the Beautiful" series of quarters.
Glenn Hamer: It is one thing to joust with Sen. Jon Kyl over his position, but it is an entirely different matter for cabinet secretaries to write letters to the chief executive of a state and threaten funding if support isn't provided. Once a law is passed, it needs to be fairly and impartially administered.