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Area residents invited to screen new short documentary film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Oct. 17, LAUNCH Flagstaff, along with Expect More Arizona and Tucson Values Teachers, will present a public screening of the new documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA.

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Navajo Tech land grant workshops seek to restore gardening on rez

Navajo Technical University (NTU) began offering free gardening workshops in July to increase the knowledge base on the Navajo Nation about healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound methods.

Navajo court rules in favor of Shirley

Former two-term Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. can continue his run for the tribe’s top elected office.

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U.S. 89 reopens after wash out

Traffic restored in both directions following fatality and damage caused by heavy rains

The Arizona Department of Transportation reopened US 89 between Cameron and US 160 on the Navajo Nation Oct. 5, two days after the road was closed because of the road collapsing after heavy rains during the night Oct. 3.

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Supreme Court upholds mining ban near Grand Canyon

Havasupai Tribe relieved and grateful for court's decision after years of litigation

In a major victory for environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by mining interests to overturn a 20-year ban on extracting uranium from about a million acres around Grand Canyon National Park.

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U.S. 89 near Cameron closed due to wash-out

A woman was killed following a wash-out of U.S. 89 near Cameron, Arizona the evening of Oct. 3.

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Flooding closes US 89 near Cameron

US 89 is closed roughly midway between Flagstaff and Page because heavy rains damaged a section of the highway.

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Skateboard Deck Art hits Flagstaff

Duane Koyawena and Landis Bahe say this moment that Native Americans are in right now is a pivitol one - the mesh between cultural and modern society

Pivot: Skateboard Deck Art is a multicultural art exhibition with artists from different cities, upbringings and cultural traditions throwing down a marker of where artists of their generation are today, in this moment.

Federal judge dismisses Navajo's lawsuit against Wells Fargo

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Wells Fargo engaged in predatory and unlawful banking practices with members of the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Technical University gets $1M for new workforce training center

More than $1 million is being awarded to Navajo Technical University to build a training center to help displaced workers from the energy sector develop new skills.

Navajo committee reviews establishment of Navajo energy office

On Sept. 26, the Resources and Development Committee received a report from Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources executive director Bitah Becker, regarding a proposal to establish the Office of Energy Resources and Development.

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Grand Canyon Brewery partners to produce Conservation Kolsch beer

Trout Unlimited, the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Grand Canyon Brewery teamed up to roll out Conservation Kolsch Sept. 28 in Williams.

Navajo Nation vice president to continue presidential bid

A Navajo Nation official has determined that the tribe’s current vice president is still eligible to continue running for tribal presidency despite leaving out a 2002 misdemeanor conviction out of his candidate application.

Will Smith's bungee jump: the latest stunt near Grand Canyon

At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.

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Justice Department seeks dismissal from tribe’s lawsuit in Loreal Tsingine death

Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a Navajo woman’s death.

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Navajo presidential hopeful had to choose new running mate

A former two-term Navajo president seeking to recapture the office was forced to pick another vice presidential candidate Tuesday after discovering his earlier choice wasn’t eligible because he isn’t registered to vote.

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Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Travel Center breaks ground, intern program unveiled

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise launches first-of-its-kind educational partnership for Navajo College students

Dalphianna Prettysongs was accepted into law school, but instead she is one of 20 interns working on the Navajo reservation, part of an internship program unveiled at the ground breaking of the new travel center at Twin Arrows Sept. 20.

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Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely

The investment firm that was interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station broke off its pursuit this week, making the closure of the plant next year and the loss of hundreds of jobs appear more likely.

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Helium production to start near Petrified Forest; environmental groups concerned

A Canadian energy company will add to its helium operation with more than 3,000 acres of newly leased federal land near Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona.

US Justice Department seeks dismissal from tribe’s lawsuit

Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a Navajo woman’s death.

Tests on cows found dead in Navajo County come back negative

Authorities say lab tests have not shed any light on what led to the deaths of two dozen cows in the Heber and Overgaard area.

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Hopi High dean says cancer was caused by uranium contamination

Hopi High Dean of Students Jerry Cronin, a three time cancer survivor, is convinced his cancer is a result of water that was contaminated because of uranium spills in Church Rock, New Mexico.

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Begaye calls for general wage increase to build tribal workforce

In prioritizing job creation and economic development, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye supports a general wage increase that will build and retain the tribal workforce.

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Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan Sept. 10 where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant.

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