skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Monday, March 4, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

SCOTUS rules for Trump on ballot issue; CA high school students earn Google Career Certificates in high-demand fields; NY faith leaders help people address ecological grief; and a group offers abortion travel benefits for Mississippi women.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

The SCOTUS rules no state can remove a federal candidate from an election ballot saying that power rests with Congress, Super Tuesday primaries are today in sixteen states and a Colorado Court rules in the killing of Elijah McClain in police custody.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Hard times could be ahead for rural school districts that spent federal pandemic money on teacher salaries, a former Oregon lumber community drafts a climate-action plan and West Virginians may soon buy raw milk from squeaky-clean cows.

Native Americans Fight Mining on Sacred Land

play audio
Play

Thursday, November 5, 2015   

OAK FLAT, Az. - A group of Native American tribes called Apache Stronghold delivered petitions with more than a million signatures to Washington DC on Wednesday in a show of support for a bill to save the Oak Flat area from copper mining.

The federal government agreed to sell the land in the Tonto National Forest to a private developer as part of an amendment tucked into last year's defense bill by Senator John McCain.

Wendsler Nosie, a council member and spokesman for the San Carlos Apache tribe, says Oak Flat is a sacred place that must not be disturbed.

"For us, it's a religious place," says Nosie. "These are the places that God has touched and our identity, our character, who we are as a person has resonated from these places. So it's embedded in our language and our songs, in our ceremonial ways to where our people would return."

U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva introduced the Save Oak Flat Act in June, which would repeal the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange, the deal that transferred the land from the feds to the Resolution Copper company.

Nosie says members of the Apache Stronghold are now camping out at Oak Flat 24/7 to make a point.

"The way they robbed it from all Americans is a nasty way of doing things, so no way are we gonna let them touch this land," he says.

The Save Oak Flat Act has been referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs but has not gotten a hearing or a vote.


get more stories like this via email

more stories
A study by Wallethub ranked Kentucky 43rd in the nation for residents' dental health. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

play sound

A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would make fluoride treatment in drinking water optional for local municipalities. House Bill 141 …


Social Issues

play sound

Most teenagers eagerly anticipate turning 16 to start driving and 21 for other milestones, but the significance of obtaining the right to vote at 18 …

Social Issues

play sound

New York state lawmakers have appointed members to the Community Commission on Reparations Remedies, created through legislation Gov. Kathy Hochul …


A National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy report illustrated how some wealth was built through discriminatory practices including racially restrictive deed covenants. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

A new report argued many charitable foundations need to examine the origin of their wealth and repair harms done. The National Committee for …

Environment

play sound

A proposed urban reforestation program in Massachusetts aims to help cities mitigate the effects of climate change. Legislation would create a state …

One in four Wyoming kids lives in single-parent families, according to Wyoming Community Foundation data. Such children are more likely to live in poverty compared with their peers in married-parent families. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

A Wyoming nonprofit is helping single mothers climb out of poverty by connecting them with the training and support they need to step into and succeed…

Social Issues

play sound

Ahead of Super Tuesday, a new poll finds a majority of Mainers support replacing the Electoral College system with a national popular vote. More …

Social Issues

play sound

Even though March is barely underway, parents of Wisconsin kids are being encouraged to plan for summer reading activities - especially if their …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright © 2021