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Is there a buyer for Navajo Generating Station?

Chicago-based company looks into purchasing Navajo Generating Station

A Chicago-based company said June 7 it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the plant’s scheduled closure in late 2019 and save hundreds of jobs and funding for Native American tribes.

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Navajo presidential race draws record field of candidates

The race to become president of the country’s largest American Indian reservation has drawn a record number of candidates with 19 filing for the office.

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Native American coal miners seek 90-day pause in shutdown of NGS

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied outside the state Capitol Wednesday morning to ask for 90 more days to figure out how to keep the Navajo Generating Station near Page operating.

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Despite gains, Native American employment still lags behind nation

Malinda Andrews sees the problems caused by high rates of joblessness on the Hopi reservation.

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Nation solidifies status as a political government, not a racial group

On May 14, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee unanimously approved legislation to affirm the constitutionally recognized political distinctions of “Native American, Indian, and Indian Tribes” as political and governmental entities and not racial classifications.

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Help to end teen dating violence: Native youth at risk

Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown (Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, Kayenta) was invited to be a guest speaker at the “Native Youth Conference: Educating and Preventing Dating Violence” to several Native American youth at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake.

Missing 1-year-old found safe in Holbrook

A 1-year-old girl allegedly abducted from Arkansas in a custody battle last month has been found safe in northeastern Arizona.

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Navajo Treaty of 1868 arrives in Window Rock

Navajo Nation leaders were on hand May 31 as the Navajo Nation Museum unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, also know as Naaltsoos Saní, at the “Year of Naaltsoos Saní” at a ceremony in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Zuni Fest brings color, culture to Flagstaff

Zuni music, art and dance filled the Museum of Northern Arizona's 28th annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture over Memorial Day weekend.

Is sleeping a crime?

Ban on camping within Flagstaff city limits upheld by city council

The Flagstaff City Council upheld the ban on camping on public property within the city of Flagstaff May 8, citing fire danger as one reason for the ban.

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Ride for the Cure bull riding and trail ride set for June 8-9 in Kayenta

Ride for the Cure (RFC) event, a major cause to combat and research cancer, is scheduled for June 8-9 in Kayenta, Arizona.

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Navajo Nation finalizes loan agreement to construct Twin Arrows Travel Center

Navajo Nation Council delegates and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise finalized loan documents to construct the Twin Arrows Travel Center, located near Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, 24 miles east of Flagstaff.

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Gas prices on the rise in Tuba City and Moenkopi

In the past week, gas prices in Tuba City, Arizona have jumped from $2.97 to $3.03 to now at a high of $ 3.09 at Hopi TUUVI Travel station at the corner of Highway 264, entrance to Hopiland and at the gateway to Navajoland’s famed Monument Valley.

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Red flag warning covers much of northern, western Arizona

Much of northern and western Arizona will be under a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Thursday due to dangerous wildfire conditions.

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Sixth annual Blues and Brews returns to Flagstaff June 9

On June 9, thousands of people will descend on Flagstaff to enjoy the cool air and world class blues artists at Arizona’s largest blues festival.

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Native warriors remembered during 1,200 mile motorcycle honor ride to Window Rock

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye honored fallen Native warriors May 19 during the 16th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo-Hopi Honor Ride, a four-day, 1,200-mile motorcycle run across four states that ended Sunday in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Running for Resilience commemorates 150th anniversary of Navajo Treaty

Vice President Jonathan Nez ran to support Navajo resiliency and wellness as he joined a group of runners who are making the trek from Fort Sumner, New Mexico to Window Rock, Arizona.

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Woman falls off cliff at Lake Powell

Malesta Littleman, 36, of Lechee, was pronounced dead at Banner Page Hospital

Authorities have released the name of an Arizona woman who fell off a cliff into Lake Powell May 20 and later died at a hospital in Page.

AZ congressman introduces draft legislation to keep NGS open

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced draft legislation May 9 designed to keep Navajo Generating Station operating past December 2019.

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Nation's feral horse problem brought to forefront after recent death of nearly 200 horses

How could the Navajo Nation, which considers the horse sacred, let nearly 200 horses die near Gray Mountain and what is going to be done about it in the future? Who is responsible?

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Hopi High remains in upheaval: 18 employees, teachers not returning for 2018-19 school year

The Hopi Board of Education (HBE), which recently replaced the Hopi Jr/Sr High School (HJSHS) Governing Board, agreed to take no further action on contract decisions for next school year.

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Coconino County enacts Stage III fire restrictions

Coconino County will be entering Stage III fire restrictions starting May 23.

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Apache and Navajo counties enter Stage III restrictions

With fire severity extraordinarily high and much of Arizona in extreme drought conditions, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will close state lands in Apache and Navajo counties to recreational use.

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Teens’ experience shows campus reality for some Native Americans

The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour of their dream university when a parent in the group stepped away to call 911.

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Hopi school board members question Tribal council after recent removal

Two members of the recently removed Hopi Jr/Sr School (HJSHS)Governing Board questioned why the Hopi Tribal Council removed them without getting their side of the story and also asked if the tribal council broke their own policy in the process.

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