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Bid challenging expansion for coal mining near Four Corners dismissed

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 29 that any legal action contesting the decisions of the federal government to grant the necessary permits must also include the Navajo Transitional Energy Co.

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Voters go to poll August to decide fate of Prop 421, Navajo County jail district

Approval of Prop 421 involves adding a one-third percent sales tax to purchases in the county, excluding grocery food.

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Navajo Nation receives $5 million from Navajo Gaming

This is the sixth disbursement Navajo Gaming has made to this fund since 2012.

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Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture this weekend at Flagstaff museum

The Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture celebrates Diné culture will take place this weekend, Aug. 3-4 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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Senate seat passes to granddaughter of Navajo Code Talker, state legislator John Pinto

The granddaughter of the late World War II Navajo code talker and state legislator John Pinto will serve out the remainder of his term in the state Senate through 2020, New Mexico’s governor announced July 18.

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Pioneering Native American author, N. Scott Momaday, honored with peace prize

A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year’s winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

FBI seeks info on death of man in burning car

The FBI has identified a man from Zuni as the person whose body was found in the truck of a burning car in New Mexico.

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Social media concerns over suspicious white vans on Nation under investigation by Navajo Police

The Navajo Police Department said they are actively addressing concerns from the Navajo public stemming from social media posts regarding white vans in various communities that appear suspicious.

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Navajo Nation offers support and assistance for Museum Fire efforts

In coordination with Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler, Nez called for a meeting July 23 to discuss the status of the fire and to assess any potential impacts on nearby Navajo communities.

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Museum Fire at 1,887 acres, 10 percent contained

The fire, located one mile north of Flagstaff, is 10 percent contained.

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Ducey declares state of emergency for Museum Fire, flash flood warning issued for areas below fire

The fire began July 21 and has charred an estimated 4 square miles within minutes of downtown Flagstaff. It is currently 10 percent contained.

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Lethal measures off table for controlling wild horse herds

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Casey Hammond told the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board that those options are not on the table.

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First Native American in space reflects on his journey

John Herrington has seen the world in ways many only dream they could.

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Were horses in Native culture before the settlers came? New study says yes

Yes world, there were horses in Native culture before the settlers came.

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Gila River Indian Community governor talks about MMIW to feds

A conference at the Gila River Indian Community about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) recently drew officials from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Association for Native Americans and 30 tribal leaders from throughout the U.S.

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Former president's daughter pleads guilty in DUI case

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is serving three years of probation in a DUI case.

Longtime Navajo Nation lawmaker resigns, citing health

A special election will be held to fill BeGaye’s seat.

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Feds miss second deadline for Congress’ tribal safety bills

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, had set a July 8 deadline for Interior and Justice Department officials to offer positions and guidance on a slate of bills that aim to stem domestic violence, homicides and disappearances of Native Americans on tribal lands.

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State of Nation highlights budget priorities, “Buy Navajo, Buy Local” initiative

Last week, the Office of the President and Vice President invited the members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council to a presentation of the planning document and to allow for input from the Council members.

Trail ride for higher education planned to Navajo Tech campus in Chinle July 29-Aug. 6

Navajo Technical University’s Chinle instructional site will host a “Trail Ride for Higher Education” from July 29 to Aug. 6.

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Trump decides not to impose uranium quotas — for now

President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns.

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Museum Fire at 1,800 acres, Type I management team assumes command

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Museum Fire in Flagstaff has grown to 1,800 and the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the Museum Fire at 6 p.m. July 22.

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House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments July 17 before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Environmental groups try to stop oil and gas leases near Petrified National Forest

The lawsuit filed July 15 in federal court contends the agency failed to look at the consequences, environmental impacts and adverse effects of oil and gas drilling.

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Court upholds new districts in Utah Navajo voting-rights case

A federal appeals court upheld newly drawn voting districts in a Utah county July 16 after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to racial gerrymandering and violated the rights of Navajo voters.