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Navajo Nation allocates $1.6M in funding for Navajo Nation scholarships

Navajo Nation lawmakers approved legislation which sought to allocate approximately $1.6 million from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance under the Department of Diné Education.

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Revenge Porn Act approved by Navajo Nation Council

The Navajo Nation Council considered legislation seeking to enact a Revenge Porn Act while amending other sexual offenses within the Navajo Nation Criminal Code.

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Soldwedels inducted into UofA Journalism Hall of Fame

Newspaper ink flowed in the blood of The Daily Courier’s long-time owners Don and Luda Soldwedel. Their devotion to the Fourth Estate proved a lasting legacy for their children and grandchildren.

Gila County and Tonto National Forest implement Stage 2 fire restrictions

Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning April 18. Fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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Coconino County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions below Mogollon Rim

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting April 17.

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Fire restrictions begin for Cottonwood, Prescott National Forest and Yavapai County

Strong winds, low humidity and drought: fires in the southwest desert now have the potential to spread swiftly, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Letter to the editor: It is time for clean, safe renewable energy

I am concerned about the conflicting and misleading information Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates, Nathaniel Brown and other Navajo Nation officials have made, as well as legislation they are pushing through council relating to the Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure.

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Around the Rez: week of April 18

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

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Winslow teachers awarded Masonic grants

On April 9 the Arizona Masonic Lodge Classroom Grants were awarded to two Winslow teachers.

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Winslow Little League ushers in first day of the season April 7

Approximately 300-500 kids and parents were on hand for Winslow Little League opening day April 7.

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Winslow softball 14-6 after wins near playoffs

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Snowflake Lady Lobos 11-1 in Winslow April 10. They defeated the Page Lady Sand Devils 15-2 in Page April 12.

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Winslow baseball team improves to 13-8 after losses at tourney

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Snowflake Lobos 8-3 in Winslow April 10 and defeated the Page Sand Devils 7-6 in Page April 12.

Arizona Cardinals to hold draft pick event in Winslow April 28

For the second year in a row, the National Football League is taking their draft days on the road and this year the Arizona Cardinals will be coming to Winslow for the third day of the draft.

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Hopi students discuss homelessness at journalism convention

While there are some programs to address homelessness in America, the problem will continue as long as there are low wages, expensive housing and expensive health care, according to two journalists who have covered the problem for decades.

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Tuba City senior receives full ride scholarship to Dartmouth

Kayleigh Paddock, a senior at Tuba City High School (TCHS), received a full ride scholarship to Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire; she is also a finalist for the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Fellowship Scholarship.

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Diné language valued by Russell Begaye

The Navajo language has immeasurable value, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told a crowd of about 200 educators April 6 during the second annual BIE-Navajo District Diné Language Symposium.

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Black Mesa roads receive upgrades

Vice President Jonathan Nez signs $247,000 for road upgrades to Black Mesa Chapters

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez April 6 signed a $247,000 contract with CB Emulsion, laying the foundation for continued road upgrades in the 10 Black Mesa region chapters.

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Ashlynn Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act signed into law by President Trump

President Trump signed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act April 13.

Firm narrows potential buyers for Arizona coal-fired plant

An investment firm tasked with finding a new owner for an Arizona coal plant is focused mostly on an unnamed potential investor, but critics of the plant say talks to keep it open are a “wasteful distraction” that hinders future economic prospects for the Navajo Nation.

Arizona tribes seek to halt copper mine on sacred lands

Several Indian tribes say they have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Arizona challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a proposal to develop an open pit copper mine on public land.