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Tuba City Airport to see 2,000 feet of runway reconstructed

The Navajo Nation Division of Transportation (NDOT) will reconstruct 2,000 feet of Tuba City Airport’s sole runway with a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Navajo Council touches on successes, challenges

Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates highlighted some of the combined efforts and sucess of the council in recent months on the first day of the summer council session last week.

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Navajo Housing Authority receives $84.9 mil grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) July 7 it will receive an Indian Housing Block Grant for $84.9 million for FY 2017.

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San Juan County remedial districts rejected as unconstitutional

On July 14, the United States District Court for the District of Utah once again ruled in favor of the Navajo Nation and confirmed that the electoral districts of San Juan County are illegally drawn based on race and violate the United States Constitution.

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Improved benefits for family of fallen police officers recevies support of Nation

The Nation’s Law and Order Committee (LOC) advocated for improved benefits for surviving spouses and children of fallen Navajo Nation police officers after receiving reports July 14 from involved parties.

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Feds approve full-blown casino for Tohono O’odham Nation

Federal officials have removed the last legal barrier to full-blown casino gambling on the edge of Glendale.

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Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

A federal appeals court June 13 agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes.

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Former film legend brings legacy of Geronimo to life in stage play

Every year during the annual Western Legends Round-Up visitors stroll down the streets of Kanab, rubbing shoulders with film legends from some of America’s most legendary western movies and television shows.

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Navajo Nation summer council session gets underway

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock July 16 who traveled miles by horseback, bicycle and jogged to take part in the annual tradition that marks the start of the summer council session.

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Naabik’iyati’ rejects Grand Canyon Escalade

Proposal for gondola tramway voted down by Naabik'iyati' committee, moves to final vote in Navajo Nation Council

The Naabik’iyati’ Committee opposed Grand Canyon Escalade plans to build a gondola tramway and resort at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers July 13.

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Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case

Native American advocates vowed June 19 to continue their fight against the “racist” name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

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Head Start director under investigation

The Office of the President and Vice President will conduct an investigation into allegations of misuse of funds by Head Start Director Sharon Singer. She was placed on leave June 29.

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Begaye addresses health care concerns in Tuba City

The Navajo Nation president and vice president were on hand in Tuba City to address concerns from the public about how health care is delivered and problems with the Indian Health Services (IHS).

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Council commends approval of $2.2 mil for summer youth employment

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed July 1 legislation to provide nearly $2.2 million to employ as many as 50 high school and college students at each of the Nation’s 110 chapters this summer.

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Begaye sees need for restructure within Navajo Housing Authority

Executive director steps down, 30,000 homes currently needed to fill housing deficit on reservation

On June 28, the Office of the President and Vice President announced Aneva Yazzie, Navajo Housing Authority CEO, stepped down, effective June 30 after reports on the lack of homes being built on the Navajo Nation.

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Will President Trump eliminate the BIA?

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promises ‘bold’ Interior Department reorganization

It’s a tale as old as time: the federal government wants to reform the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to better serve both American Indians and taxpayers.

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Amber Alerts to be made available on Navajo Nation

On July 6, the Navajo Nation Council voted in support of legislation in favor of a congressional bill that seeks to make tribes eligible for grants to implement an AMBER Alert (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response).

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Dilkon to get justice center

On June 26, the Law and Order Committee passed legislation which approved an allocation of $500,000 to help with all costs associated with designing and building a Dilkon Justice Center.

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Northern Arizona air quality in question after smoky wildfire season

Northern Arizona has a reputation of producing crisp mountain air and some of the best high altitude hiking. But all that goes out the window when the forest catches fire and the air is filled with smoke.

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Photo highlights: Begaye, Nez sign extension lease for Navajo Generating Station

On July 1, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) extension lease securing Navajo rights to water infrastructure, railroad lines and rights to transmission lines.

U.S. Navy ship may be named ’USNS Navajo’

The U.S. Navy has had a longstanding tradition of naming Navy tug and salvage ships after Native American tribes.

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Navajo Generating Station to remain open through 2019

Replacement lease approved in 18-4 vote

On June 26, after more than eight hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4 to approve a replacement lease for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), allowing operations of the plant to continue until December 2019.

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U.S. Navy ship may be named ’USNS Navajo’

The Navajo Nation Council supports a Congressional bill to name U.S. Navy ship the ‘USNS Navajo.’

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Standing Rock, Energy Transfer Partners square off

Contrary to popular opinion, the fight over the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is not over. In reality, it is just beginning. Oil will continue to flow while environmental justice issues are resolved.

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Man barricades himself in Tuba City residence for 7.5 hours, robot helps gain entrance

Allen Lynch, Jr., 54, barricaded himself in his residence after a domestic disturbance involving a discharge of a firearm and threats to a family member.

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