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Legislation seeks to extend operations of Navajo Generating Station through 2019

Five-day public comment period starts now

On May 24, Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates introduced legislation which seeks the council’s approval of an agreement between the Nation and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations of the power plant until December 2019.

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Nation supports family of fallen Navajo Police Officer

To show support for the late Navajo Nation police officer Leander Frank’s family, members of the Law and Order Committee (LOC) attended the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. May 15.

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Shonto community gather to celebrate grand opening of Shonto Marketplace

On May 2, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new Shonto Marketplace alongside the Shonto Community Governance and the Shonto Economic Development Corporation.

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Association for Disabled Citizens receives $239, 200 grant

On Apr. 30, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye approved $239,200 as a one-time grant allocation to the non-profit organization Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens.

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Bill could provide funding for AMBER Alert on reservation

On May 10, Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty provided testimony to the Indian Affairs committee about a bill that would amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for grants to implement “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Alert” systems, or AMBER Alert.

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Nez joins Bears Ears inter-tribal coalition meeting with Secretary Zinke

Comment period for review of Bears Ears closes May 26

On May 7, tribal leaders from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition convened at the Bureau of Land Management office in Salt Lake City, Utah for the first official meeting between coalition leaders and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Short public comment period for Bears Ears review could prove difficult for some Native families

The public comment period for Bears Ears is open now and extends only until May 26, the Department of Interior announced May 5.

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Zuni Fest to display more than 50 artist and performers in Flagstaff May 27-28

More than 50 Zuni artists and performers will be on-hand at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) 27th annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture May 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Flagstaff.

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Possible threat at Leupp School

Coconino County Sheriff deputies respond to Leupp, Arizona to assist the Navajo Police Department and the BIA Leupp School with a possible threat.

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Winslow City Council hires police chief

The Winslow City Council approved the appointment of Daniel Brown at its chief of police at the Winslow City Council meeting May 2.

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