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Coalfield communities in the desert Southwest, in the high plains of Montana and Wyoming, and in the hills and hollows of Appalachia are in dire need of reinvestment as the U.S. coal industry continues its precipitous decline.
WASHINGTON – A quartet of House Democrats want to see Medicare Part B coverage expanded to include routine vision benefits.
Right now, Medicare only covers surgery and screenings for people who are at a high risk of getting cataracts and glaucoma, but it but does not cover routine eye exams
There was no doubt in Ron Maassen’s mind where his father’s latest military honor would be displayed.
“It’s going back to Wisconsin,” he said. “We still have the old family house where I grew up. There’s a wall that has many of his other honors hung. There’s a little museum and memorial right there for him.”
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the power plant and the associated coal mine.
PHOENIX -- To further dialogue about Arizona climate change impacts, Arizona Forward initiated roundtable meetings with members of Congress and public and business leaders, including those with Pinal County ties.
WASHINGTON — Congress has just returned after a two-week recess, a time when lawmakers can go home and meet with voters — except that many of them don’t.
A devastating infant-and-toddler child care crisis deals a massive $57 billion in economic damage to our nation each year by leaving working parents distracted and unfocused at work, and young children without needed, high-quality supports that can cause persistent problems as they grow. And this crisis is particularly pressing in Arizona.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — NewLife Forest Products, LLC held an official ground breaking ceremony Oct. 9 for Windfall Sawmill, a new mill on Garland Prairie Road.
According to officials with NewLife, the mill site has been under construction for several months and will be one of the most technologically advanced mills in the Southwest.
PHOENIX — Congress returns next week from a two-week recess, a time when lawmakers can go home and meet with voters — except that many of them don’t.
A report by the Town Hall Project found that Arizona lawmakers have held just 28 town halls so far this year — and 19 of those were held by Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., who represents Graham and Greenlee counties.
WASHINGTON – Congress returns next week from a two-week recess, a time when lawmakers can go home and meet with voters – except that many of them don’t.