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Letter to the editor: It's all about you... 'if it is to be, it is up to me...'

Education is a noble profession - what other profession is given the penultimate responsibility to mold and sculpture the human brain, helping young minds grow - indeed, a daunting yet exhilarating task.

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Letter to the editor: Navajo Nation needs leaders who are uniters not dividers

We were wrong, to say the least, regarding State Senator Carlyle Begay.

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Guest column: 16th annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride July 16

The 16th annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride begins at 7 a.m. July 16.

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Letter to the editor: A Hopi viewpoint on the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Sincere Hopi thanks is due Rep. Raul Grijalva for his visionary initiative to create a 1.7 million acre Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument (Republic "Protect land near Canyon," Feb. 19, 2016).

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Guest column: What is pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Letter to the editor: Leadership, not money, needed at Navajo Grant Schools

For decades, Navajo Grant School Board members, members of the Dineh Nation Education Committee and the president and vice president have been saying, "We do not have enough education funds to improve our schools and increase student achievement."

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Letter to the editor: What does it take to have basic public safety?

The Navajo tribe is in desperate need of a federal audit and to be stripped of its sovereignty until certain criteria are met.

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Guest column: Find the uniqueness in you

Recognizing that we are all unique brings extraordinary insight into understanding and discovering your own strengths and weaknesses.

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Letter to the editor: Why doesn't the Navajo Nation offer a health plan option?

Why doesn't the Navajo Nation offer a health plan option?I am Navajo, I grew up on the Navajo reservation, I live in Flagstaff, and I am four and a half months pregnant.

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Letter to the editor: Tuba City Governing Board members behaving unprofessionally

As parents, community members, and voters of Tuba City, we are very dissatisfied with what we see as the unprofessional behavior, negligent conduct and abuse of power of three governing school board members of the Tuba City Unified School District #15 since their term in office.

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Letter to the editor: Media irresponsible in coverage of death and kidnapping of Ashlynne Mike

The tragic death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike and the kidnapping of her younger brother have left our communities and the entire Navajo Nation in grief and disbelief.

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Letter to the editor: Kayenta mine will be reclaimed in accordance with law

I am writing nhonews.com and the Navajo-Hopi Observer to reply to the guest column of Vernon Masayesva of the Black Mesa Water Coalition.

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Guest column: Recognize symptoms, know your risk and prevent stroke

A stroke is referred to as a brain attack because it cuts off vital blood and oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do - including speaking, walking and breathing.

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Guest column: Despite bankruptcy, Peabody Coal should be made to pay Hopi for restoring integrity to Hopi lands and waters and cultural resources

It is the responsibility of Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, to make sure that Peabody Energy, owners and investors Navajo and Mohave Generating Stations, pay full cost of all Hopi coal, cultural resources, and water related restoration requirements.

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Letter to the editor: Decision to not approve transfer of BIE schools to Nation shortsighted

To say we are appalled by the Health, Education and Human Resources Committee (HEHSC) to not approve the Dineh Nation's plan to move forward with the transfer of authority of the management of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded schools and place it under authority of the Dineh Nation is an understatement.

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Guest column: Warning signs of problem drinking

If you believe a friend or family member may have a drinking problem, here are some of the warning signs to be aware of:

Guest column: Filtering reclaimed water for snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks benefits Hopi Tribe and people of Flagstaff

The Hopi Tribe urges immediate approval by the city of Flagstaff of a settlement to end years of litigation between the two governments.

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Guest column: Message from Navajo Nation president and vice president

Since we took office in May 2015, commitment toward bettering the lives and communities of the Navajo people has been diligent and consistent.

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Guest column: Tuba City continues cultural education and partners with Stanford University

In our Native traditional teachings, we are taught that with each generation the mist of the early morning dew is a summons, a calling to architects and keepers of dreams and promises, those with remarkable vision, to continue to link together the hopes and visions of the past, present, and future for our Native peoples.

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Tell lawmakers to support transparency in government

There are efforts by the Legislature in play to remove notices printed in newspapers, allowing them to be buried in many obscure, seldom-visited government websites.

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Letter to the editor: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition discontinues discussions over tribal objections with Public Lands Initiative

On Dec. 31, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition sent a formal letter to Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz discontinuing discussions over including tribal objectives in the congressmens' Public Lands Initiative (PLI).

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Letter to the editor: Navajo leadership weakening Nation

I was inspired by the letter from Irma Bluehouse and Milton Bluehouse Jr., on thoughtless statements by leaders on water rights. The Bluehouse's are correct, there is no "New Dawn," just more dark dusk.