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Police: 1 killed in shooting; officer not injured

The Navajo Police Department said one person was killed Saturday in a shooting involving an officer who was not injured in the incident.

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Guest column: Navajo Voters Coalition 2019 Summit June 8 at Dine’ College

The Navajo Nation tries to maintain a credible identity and it struggles to meet the needs and expectations of its people. Recently, two consecutive tribal elections have been marred by chaotic and costly consequences and challenges by political candidates.

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Around the Rez: week of May 22

Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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McHood State Park in Winslow establishes new fees

Winslow’s Clear Creek, McHood State Park, established new park fees effective for this season.

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Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow celebrates Hospital Week

The Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow celebrated Hospital Week May 15 by hosting a free health information morning.

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All 3A East region and state softball players announced

All Region and All State softball teams were announced with Chris Fraze of Blue Ridge named the 3A East Softball Coach of the Year and Jordyn Johnson of Winslow named the Defensive Player of the Year.

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Page hosts Indian National Finals Rodeo Tour

K.E.Y. Ranch brings out prized bulls for special event over Mother's Day weekend

The Navajo Nation Rodeo Association welcomed the Indian National Final Rodeo Tour to Vermillion Cliffs Arena over Mother’s Day weekend for three full days of rodeo action, including a special open bull riding event hosted by the K.E.Y. Ranch.

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*Update* - Flag High students win Vans contest

Shoe designers Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty take first place in the Vans Custom Culture contest

Flagstaff High School won the grand prize for the 2019 Vans Custom Culture contest May 14, winning $75,000 for its arts program, celebrating shoe designers Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty and graphic design teacher Kayley Quick.

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Hopi student wins national journalism award

Hopi High media student Amber Labahe won a national award at the National High School Journalism Conference in Anaheim, California April 24-27, earning an Honorable mention, or third place finish, in the news writing division.

Navajo activist praises attention for missing and murdered women

Debbie Nez-Manuel was three years old when her mother disappeared from their home on the Navajo Nation. She turned up dead a few weeks later about an hour's drive away in Gallup, New Mexico.

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The 29th annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture this weekend at MNA

Zuni culture is rooted in farming and food traditions dating back many millennia.

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Nation, Congressman commend glove manufacturing site

On May 3, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer viewed the progress of a nitrile glove manufactory that has the potential of creating 350 new jobs on the Navajo Nation when completed.

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Reintroduction of Savanna’s Act gives hope to many in Indian country

Last week, a bipartisan group of congressional members reintroduced Savanna’s Act, a bill that aims to clarify future responsibilities that law enforcement has in responding to missing and murdered indigenous people and increase communication between federal, state and tribal officials.

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Navajo Nation hosts Health and Human Services leadership in Winslow, Leupp and Dilkon

Navajo Nation leadership hosted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan May 7 in a wide-ranging tour across HHS-affiliated facilities on the Navajo Nation.

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Diné College to expand successful arts certificate program; NCAP receives a $540,500

Diné College’s Navajo Cultural Arts Program (NCAP), which offers classes, workshops and lectures on silversmithing, weaving, basket-making and moccasin-making, has has announced that it will continue its Navajo Cultural Arts Certificate Program.

Arizona tribes seek to halt copper mine project

Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on a copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

Remains of missing Arizona City woman found on tribal land

Authorities say the remains of a 64-year-old Arizona City woman who went missing six weeks ago have been found on tribal land.

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Flagstaff High School wins Vans Custom Culture contest

Flagstaff High School won the grand prize for the 2019 Vans Custom Culture contest May 14, winning $75,000 for its arts program and celebrating shoe designers Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty and their teacher Kayley Quick.

Flagstaff High wins Vans Custom Culture contest

Flagstaff High School has won the grand prize for the 2019 Vans Custom Culture contest May 14.

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Guest Column: NGS completes last outage after 45 years of continuous operation

A milestone was reached in April when, after nearly 45 years of continuous operation, Navajo Generating Station officially completed its last scheduled maintenance outage.