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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Windy conditions have contributed to growth of the Slate Fire on Coconino National Forest. The fire is zero percent contained and grew from 2,080 acres June 9, to over 5,000 acres June 10.

June 10, 2021
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The NNHR has provided commemorative events and services to honor veterans, fallen Soldiers, Prisoners of War, and those Missing in Action since the death of US Army Specialist Lori Piestewa in 2003.

June 8, 2021
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Thirty-nine new hybrid buses have joined the fleet of the Navajo Transit System on the Navajo Nation.

June 8, 2021
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Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled June 1.

By By Brooke Newman, Cronkite News June 8, 2021
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Haaland sends recommendation on Utah monuments to president
Boundaries of Bears Ears Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument under evaluation

The Interior Department gave her report to President Joe Biden June 2, according to a court filing June 3 in a legal battle that began more than three years ago after Trump’s decision.

By By Brady McCombs, Associated Press June 8, 2021
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Gilbert Honanie captured pictures of a brush fire located south of Tuuvi Travel Center alongside U.S. 160 in Moenkopi east of Tuba City, Arizona.

June 1, 2021
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On Memorial Day, Navajo officials gathered to pay tribute to fallen warriors by laying wreaths at the memorial wall at Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Arizona.

June 1, 2021
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Permit and food handler’s card are required to be displayed during operation.

June 1, 2021
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Ducey hailed the milestone, which came after five years of negotiations with tribes.

By Associated Press June 1, 2021
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Navajo delegates, president and chapters discuss priorities for American Rescue Plan Act
Act to provide $20 billion to tribes to help recover from COVID-19 pandemic

In April, the Nez-Lizer Administration hosted virtual meetings with each of the five Navajo agencies to layout the process of submitting feasible/construction ready projects to be considered for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.

June 1, 2021
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In 1991, Navajo Forest Products Industry was shut down and demolished due to the concern for the ecosystem.

June 1, 2021
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MVD locations on the Navajo Nation and in the communities of Holbrook, Flagstaff, Page and Winslow are also available during normal business hours.

June 1, 2021
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The Hopi Election Board will announce the names once they have cleared all the screening process, which might take a few weeks.

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Tuba City Regional Health Care warns of possible third wave of COVID-19 cases
Hospital reports increase in cases over the last month; asks public to remain vigilent

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. recently reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases in the last month after a major decline in cases over the last few months.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff and Coconino County are dropping masking mandates they implemented last June to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

May 26, 2021
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Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) continues to provide COVID-19 testing on a daily basis, vaccination clinics at least once every week and Community Vaccination Events (CVE) in several Hopi villages to increase vaccination rates.

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The Hopi Tribe has issued an executive order announcing its Phase Three reopening.

May 25, 2021
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In partnership with SpaceX, Coconino County is delivering reliable high-speed internet to 45 rural households with the launch of state-of-the-art satellites seen throughout Arizona’s night sky recently.

May 25, 2021
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On May 20, the Navajo Nation appointed Elizabeth Begay, former Navajo Nation auditor general, to serve as the acting controller until a new controller is appointed and confirmed.

May 25, 2021
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Navajo Police Department leadership and officers representing the Shiprock and Kayenta Districts attend a public forum at the Teecnospos Chapter House May 17.

May 25, 2021
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The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe has restarted its development plans for a new tribal casino to be tentatively located on the tribe’s federal trust land at the intersection of Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector.

By Courtesy of the Prescott Daily Couier May 25, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the Navajo Nation in the past year and the only remedy to defeat this “enemy” is by getting the vaccine according to Peter MacDonald Sr., former tribal chairman and Navajo Code Talker.

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Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D — Window Rock) is seeking $5 million for the Tuba City branch of Diné College, $3 million for a laboratory at Navajo Technical University in Chinle and more money for education funding in general, but it is too early in the budget process at the state legislature to tell if these proposals will be approved.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer expressed their disappointment with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent actions of signing S.B. 1003 and S.B. 1485 into law. These bills work to suppress voters from the state’s 22 tribes, including the Navajo Nation.

May 18, 2021
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The Navajo Nation implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions May 17 that outline prohibitions to help protect against more wildfires.

May 18, 2021

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