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Guest column: Libraries, no matter how small, can increase local literacy and mental health

Literacy is the ability not only to read, but to write, speak and listen in a way that promotes effective communication.

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Around the Rez: week of Jan. 9

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

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Meet and greet with Winslow’s new city manager

About 90 people showed up for a meet and greet with Winslow's new city manager.

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Winslow sells out film festival

Starting off the New Year promptly, Winslow’s “Live Art Activities” headed by Roberta Cano, hosted a three day film festival Jan. 3-5.

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Winslow Lady Bulldogs win tournament in Chandler

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs won the Chandler Prep Tournament with a 47-37 victory over the Alchesay Lady Falcons in the Championship Game Dec. 29.

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Guest Column: A tribute to those who always imagined Native women in Congress

Jan. 3 was all about Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, and Rep. Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, the first two Native American women to be elected to the Congress of the United States.

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Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks government shutdown with reservation communities

Calling the federal government’s shutdown pathetic and harmful to Americans, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran said that he is for protecting the borders, but believes building the wall is not the most practical way to do that and questions why the Trump administration has not produced a plan on how the $5 billion would be spent building the wall.

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"Our stories need to be told," Grand Canyon park enlists Native input as it marks 100 years

The Grand Canyon, carved by water over millions of years, is a geologic wonder that has inspired poets to dream and scientists to ponder.

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The family's secret is out: Harry Houdini's relatives live in northern Arizona

Harry Houdini’s great grand-nephew, a long-time resident of the Navajo Nation, has a new program on the Science Channel.

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Navajo Police Department welcomes Daryl Noon as new deputy chief

Daryl Noon will be sworn in as the new Navajo Police Department Deputy Chief during a pinning ceremony to be held at the Navajo Nation Museum Jan. 8.

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Chinle nursing home renamed Dr. Guy Norman Sr. Care Home

On Dec. 27, Council Delegate Nelson S. BeGaye attended a dedication ceremony for the new Chinle nursing home facility, also known as the Dr. Guy Gorman, Sr. Care Home, in Chinle, Arizona.

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Native American hopes to protect ancestral sites from multibillion dollar copper mine

LeRoy Shingoitewa dug his hiking boots into loose gravel and sand, watching the early November morning sunlight slowly spread across shrubby hills and rocky valleys near the proposed site of an enormous copper mine.

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Indian casinos across United States wary of betting on sports

Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls.

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Grazing fees set to increase $2 by 2020 for Navajo ranchers

On Dec. 26, legislation was approved amending the Navajo Nation tribal ranches grazing fee from $4 per animal unit per month to $6 per animal unit per month.

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Guest column: “Haaji Naat’aanii Corporation?” Our answer is — Nizhóníígo dóó Yéégo Nideiilnish Nihi K’éí Bá

In order for the Navajo Nation to move successfully forward toward creating jobs and increasing economic opportunities, it must take different types of approaches to development.

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Window Rock boys and girls teams end year on a winning note

Window Rock boys and girls basketball teams ended the year by defending home court, with a couple of victories, at the Bee Ho’ldzil Fighting Scouts event center.

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Winslow City Manager Steve Pauken retires

Winslow City Manager Steve Pauken retired from his position Dec. 20.

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Christmas Eve at St. Paul's in Winslow

St. Paul’s Episcopal hosted a candlelight service Christmas Eve.

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Winslow Bulldogs boys and girls basketball schedules resume in Show Low in 2019

The Winslow High School basketball teams were successful in 2018 and expect to be playoff teams.