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Due to inclement weather, the delivery of the Navajo-Hopi Observer will be delayed.

January 25, 2021
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Navajo Nation extends stay-at-home order; lifts weekend lock downs
Weekend lockdowns lifted to allow more vaccination events on weekends

The Navajo Nation extends its stay-at-home order, implements daily curfew through Feb. 15, with provisions for government workers and essential businesses to be open on weekends.

January 22, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With the arrival of snow and wet weather, the Flagstaff Ranger District and Mogollon Rim Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest are beginning to close a number of forest roads for the safety of visitors and to protect forest roads during the winter season.

January 21, 2021
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Tolani Lake Enterprises marked accomplishments of its Cares Act initiative Jan. 15 at Cameron Old Farm, near Cameron, Arizona, one of six new well sites developed under the innovative and unique Cares grant from Navajo Nation Water Resources Department.

January 19, 2021
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Hardship Assistance payments begin Jan. 18
More than 282,000 applications received and 230,000 processed

Hardship Assistance payments from the Navajo Nation Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Fund were scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 18, according to the Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 19, 2021
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The Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) and Navajo Engineering Construction Authority (NECA) have nearly completed the Navajo Route 27 Project that paved 10.86 miles between Chinle and Nazlini, Arizona.

January 19, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to open the door to allowing Arizonans to bet on — or against — the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services January 19, 2021
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Coconino County sees high demand for COVID-19 vaccine
Priority populations within Phase 1b continue to receive vaccinations through Coconino County

The community continues to demonstrate a high level of interest in getting vaccinated; however, the available supply of COVID-19 vaccine remains limited.

January 14, 2021
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The virtual forum takes place from 1-5 p.m. and will be livestreamed via the Navajo Nation Council’s Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook pages.

January 13, 2021
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Military care packages to more than 80 deployed members of the U.S. Armed Services were mailed last week from the Navajo Nation.

January 13, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on who gets a share of $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief allocated for Native American tribes.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 13, 2021
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Approximately 282,000 Hardship Assistance Program applications were received, 230,000 of which have been processed successfully.

January 13, 2021
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The settlement finalized Jan. 11 came nearly seven months after Tremayne Nez, who is Navajo, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Flagstaff police of ignoring evidence that showed he wasn’t a drug dealer.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 13, 2021
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Navajo CARES Act funding to continue through 2021
Hardship Assistance funding estimated at $322-$324 million

The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller said the Navajo Cares Act Hardship Assistance Program is currently 90 percent funded, and the federal extension has not modified its expenditure strategy.

By Katherine Locke January 12, 2021
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U.S. Democratic Rep. Tom O'Halleran, (CD-1), who represents constituants of the Navajo and Hopi reservations, witnessed the incident in the nation's Capitol Jan. 6 and said it was terrifying.

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What started out as a special day for the Navajo Nation — a peaceful inauguration for chapter and other local officials to carry out duties and service for the Navajo people — was overshadowed by violence that occurred in Washington D.C. Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 12, 2021
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On Jan. 8, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez administered the oath of office to Deborah Ann Begay, a member of the Navajo Nation, who became the first Native American to be elected to serve as a judge with the Moon Valley Justice of the Peace in Maricopa County.

January 12, 2021
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According to the Navajo Nation, the Nation will only use COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), these COVID-19 vaccines include the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

January 12, 2021
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The vaccine will be administered at the Pavilion parking lot at Tuba City High School to patients 75-years-old and older within their service area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15.

January 8, 2021
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According to the tribe, the checkpoints are in place as part of an overall response to the community spread of coronavirus across villages on the reservation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 8, 2021
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Meteor Crater Rest Area closed for renovations through summer
Facilities remain open for truck parking only

During the closure, the nearest traveler facilities will be in Flagstaff and Winslow.

January 8, 2021
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The recruitment drive will take place at the training academy facility in Chinle, Arizona, and will be conducted by appointment only.

January 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press January 6, 2021
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Congress renews Special Diabetes Program to address Native health issues
Program supports 300 Indian Health Service, tribal and urban Indian programs in 35 states

As part of a $2.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package passed by Congress Dec. 21, the reauthorization of a Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SPDI) allows for the continued services addressing health issues on tribal lands throughout the U.S.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 5, 2021
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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) laid off 1,120 employees, 776 of whom are Navajo, Jan. 1 because of the prolonged impact of COVID-19; the layoffs include employees at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort.

January 5, 2021

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