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Letter to the editor: Western Diné Alliance embraces change

“Embrace Change and Make a Difference” are the themes of the Western Agency Fair, October 12 – 15. The Western Diné Alliance wholeheartedly endorses that theme 100 percent.

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Hopi election for chairman, vice chairman Nov. 9

Primary election Sept. 14

The general election for chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe takes place Nov. 9. The primary election is Sept. 14.

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Candidates running for vice chairman: Lamar Keevama

Lamar Keevama is originally from the village of Bacavi. Why do you feel you’re a qualified candidate to run for vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe?

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Candidates running for vice chairman: Clark Tenakhonga

Clark W. Tenakhonga is originally from the village of Hotevilla. Why do you feel you’re a qualified candidate to run for vice chairman of the Hopi tribe?

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Candidates running for vice chairman: Arthur Batala

Arthur Batala is originally from the village of Mishongnovi. Why do you feel you’re a qualified candidate to run for vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe?

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Guest column: Patriot Day in Winslow remembers Sept. 11

This year’s Patriot Day Ceremonies marks the 16th Anniversary and the Winslow community’s 16th Annual 9-11 Remembrance and Reflection — Winslow’s promise to “Never Forget.”

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Candidates running for chairman: Alfred Lomahquahu Jr.

Alfred Lomahquahu Jr. grew up in — Bacavi and Hotevilla.

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Candidates running for chairman: David Talayumptewa

David Talayumptewa is from the village of Kykotsmovi.

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Candidates running for chairman: Herman Honanie

Herman Honanie is from the village of Kykotsmovi.

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Candidates running for chairman: Tim Nuvangyaoma

Tim Nuvangyaom is from the village of Mishongnovi.

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Letter to the editor: A disappointing experience at the Vietnam Moving Wall

I have been compelled to express my experience to the public and my fellow veterans of the horrible experience I had at the Vietnam Moving Wall at Twin Arrows.

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Around the Rez: August 23

Upcoming events on the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

Navajo youth encouraged to learn about traditional teachings regarding solar eclipse

TSAILE, Ariz. – On Monday, Aug. 21 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse in which the moon will pass between the sun and the earth from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MDT), and will be visible across the Navajo Nation.

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Around the Rez: Aug. 16

Around the Rez: Aug. 16

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Guest column: education dollars should be a priority

Elections in Arizona from now until 2018 midterms must become referendums on education funding, not on the president.

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Guest column: kids need to stay cool and active despite heat

Record temperatures and heat advisories are as much a part of Arizona summers as barbecues.

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Guest column: Closing Navajo Nation’s coal plant is not justice

Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited

When Indian Country’s largest coal-fired power plant shuts down, the Navajo Nation will sacrifice hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenues after decades of sacrificing its land, water, air, health and lives to provide energy to the residents of Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Around the Rez: July 5

Upcoming news and events for the Navajo and Hopi reservations and surrounding areas.

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Guest column: use summer to prepare your child for success

The first day of kindergarten is a big step for young kids. And families can help that transition by using the summer before the big day to help kids develop basic skills to prepare.

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Letter: Hopi Tribe should use ‘authority to tax’ in replacement of coal revenue

The imminent closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Western Coal Co. (PWCC) has sparked the Hopi Tribal Council to look into gaming (opening headline in the Gallup Independent, June 10, 2017) to replace coal revenues.

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Letter: NGS replacement lease could compromise water; health of future generations

In comparing the 1969 NGS Lease Agreement to today’s proposed Replacement Lease Agreement ...

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Letter to the editor: Navajo Generating Station replacement lease needs visionary leadership to make agreement stronger

When I was growing up on Black Mesa, the land was rich with grass and natural springs, fed by ancient waters of the Navajo Aquifer.

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Guest column: NGS Replacement Lease ready for Navajo Nation Council vote

After several months of thorough, good-faith negotiations, a replacement lease that would keep the Navajo Generating Station operating through the end of 2019 is now in the hands of the Navajo Nation Council for consideration and, hopefully, final approval.

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Letter: Bears Ears holds cultural significance for tribes

Rolling back Bears Ears or any national monument will jeopardize irreplaceable historical, cultural and natural heritage.

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Guest column: Patriotism is a Native virtue

Since that inspired day on July 4, 1776, millions have fought for the ideals of freedom and democracy that we hold dear, whether on battlefields, on streets, in courtrooms, or in capitol buildings.

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