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After six years, Obama administration gets good marks on tribal issues

After six years, Obama administration gets good marks on tribal issues

By Paulina Pineda and Julianne DeFilippis

Then-Sen. Barack Obama told the Crow Nation in 2008 that Native Americans would “be on my mind every day that I’m in the White House.” It may not have been every day, but his White House still gets good marks for its work with tribes.

California-Chiapas, other climate-change plans could see new life

California-Chiapas, other climate-change plans could see new life

Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico.

Arizona first in nation for deferred-deportation applications rate

Arizona first in nation for deferred-deportation applications rate

About two-thirds of the state's estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants applied, compared with a national rate of about half. Experts called it a “mixed picture” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, noting that hundreds of thousands have not come forward.

Grass-roots group pushes Congress on abandoned uranium mine cleanup

Grass-roots group pushes Congress on abandoned uranium mine cleanup

Organizers of Clean Up the Mines know others have pushed to clean abandoned uranium mines with limited success, but that doesn't keep them from trying. The group aims to pressure Congress to force cleanup of 10,000 mines in the U.S., at least 500 on the Navajo Nation.

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