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*Update* - Update: Suspect in armed robbery, attempted homicide found by Winslow Police

On Jan. 16, around 00:36 hours, an armed robbery and attempted homicide occurred at Circle K located at 524 W. Third Street in Winslow.

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Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services.

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Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine

A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it, too.

Colombian family among 6 dead on U.S. 89 near Cameron

Four Colombian tourists were among six people who died in a head-on collision on a northern Arizona highway.

Willie Grayeyes sworn in as county commissioner

A southeastern Utah county commission is officially majority Native American for the first time after two new Navajo members were sworn in.

No charges filed against Navajo lawmaker in pedestrian death

Tribal authorities say a Navajo Nation Council member is not facing any charges after he struck and killed an intoxicated pedestrian who was crossing a dark New Mexico highway.

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Family of San Carlos Apache woman in vegetative state outraged after birth

Police served a search warrant Jan. 8 to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated.

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Nez, Navajo Nation Council to take oath of office Jan. 15

Jonathan Nez, president-elect of the Navajo Nation and members of the incoming 24th Navajo Nation Council will take their oath of office during the Navajo Nation inauguration ceremony Jan. 15.

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Tanker rolls over creating chocolate river on I-40

A river of chocolate was flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff Jan. 14 after a tanker truck carrying 40-thousand gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over, according to DPS.

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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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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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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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Museum of Northern Arizona director steps down, museum still on track

The CEO and Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona, Carrie Heinonen, announced this morning that she is stepping down from her position to pursue a venture in the triple-bottom-line Natural Foods Industry.

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Waiting for Congress: Trump tweets 'poor me' as pitch to end shutdown

President Donald J. Trump says the government shutdown will continue until Democrats give in and fund a border wall.

Navajo Nation Council approves establishment of Department of Medical Examiners

On Dec. 20, the Navajo Nation Council approved legislation which will establish a department of medical examiners within the Navajo Division of Public Safety, if the legislation is approved by the president.

Naabik’iyátí’ Committee recommends approval of federal charter of incorporation petition for Navajo Transitional Energy Company

On Dec. 18 the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee approved legislation 12-6 to approve a petition by the Department of the Interior to issue a federal charter of incorporation for the Navajo Transitional Energy Co (NTEC) as a for profit company under the Indian Reorganization Act.

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Report: U.S. fails in funding obligations to Native Americans

A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government’s responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts.

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Navajo Nation committee investigates discriminatory behavior against Navajo and Native students

In mid-December, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0390-18, which calls for an investigation by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission to investigate the occurrence of discriminatory behavior against Navajo and Native American students in school systems on and near the Navajo Nation.

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Report sounds cautionary warning for future of NGS

A report released by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) about Four Corners Power Plant may serve as a cautionary lesson for the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. as it decides whether to buy Navajo Generating Station.

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Newly appointed senator encouraged to foster tribal relations

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is encouraging Martha McSally, the newly appointed U.S. senator from Arizona, to prioritize bipartisan discussions and act swiftly to protect Native American interests.

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Senate panel hears of Native women’s deaths, disappearances

The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana expressed frustration Wednesday over law enforcement’s initial response to her loved one’s disappearance, telling U.S. senators that numerous Native American families are troubled by inadequate investigations into their missing persons cases.

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