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Hopi Festival canceled for first time in 70 years
Museum of Northern Arizona announces limited reopening July 2

For the first time since WWII, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) announced it will not hold the Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture, or any of the heritage festivals for the Navajo and Zuni, this year because of the continuing spread of COVID-19.

July 2, 2020
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The city of Page has declared a public health emergency and issued a new ordinance requiring face masks be worn in public.

July 2, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in honor of Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd who died in the line of duty after a motorcycle crash.

July 2, 2020
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PHOENIX — A two-week delay in the start of in-classroom learning ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey may give schools more time to prepare to teach in the middle of the pandemic.

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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Nation Gaming) has extended the closure of all Navajo Nation Gaming properties through July 27.

July 1, 2020
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The fire continues to steadily grow because of dry fuels and steep topography and is expected to display similar characteristics with increased rate of spread occurring in the late afternoon.

July 1, 2020
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Nez presented data from the Department of Health showing a steady flattening of the curve for COVID-19 cases indicating that the weekend lockdowns, daily curfews, requiring face masks and other precautions are working.

July 1, 2020
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Residents in the Fluted Rock Lake area may continue to see smoke from the Wood Spring Two fire near the intersection of Route 7 and N-26.

July 1, 2020
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The Mangum Fire has burned 71,450 acres and is 63 percent contained as of June 30.

June 30, 2020
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Ongoing extreme fire danger have led forest officials to close the state’s largest national forest beginning at 6 a.m. July 2.

June 30, 2020
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The proclamation goes into effect at 1 a.m. July 1, and will last until Aug. 1.

June 30, 2020
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The total number of deaths is 363 as of June 30.

June 30, 2020
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PHOENIX, Ariz. —Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced a $270 million plan to help Arizona public schools safely open at the start of the school year, while allowing for remote learning June 24.

June 30, 2020
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Navajo Technical University (NTU) will implement a hybrid-learning environment when it opens for the fall semester Aug. 10 for a condensed 15-week schedule.

June 30, 2020
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U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., initially granted a request from tribal nations to withhold money from the corporations while he determined whether they qualified for a share of $8 billion.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 30, 2020
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The recognition follows a $50,000 award from the New York-based Whiting Foundation, which Skeets won earlier this year.

June 30, 2020
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The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opened June 30 at 6 a.m. following the reopening of Highway 89A and State Route 67.

June 30, 2020
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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the first-ever cellular access for the surrounding area.

June 30, 2020
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“Today, we need these types of courses more than ever to prepare our locally trained workforce so that they can help us fight COVID-19 using our own resources,” said Shazia Hakim, Ph.D., a Diné College microbiology professor.

June 30, 2020
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Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon (seated) signs the 2020 Navajo Nation Diné Pride Week Proclamation June 22.

June 30, 2020

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