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Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.

By Kalle Benallie, Cronkite News December 10, 2019
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Career Navajo educator LaFrenda Frank, a former instructor of English and advanced reading at Diné College, passed away the evening of Dec. 2 in Albuquerque. Frank died after a two-year battle with cancer.

December 10, 2019
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The Hopi Tribe has agreed to pay a $3,800 penalty for failing to meet the terms of a 2016 agreement to reduce arsenic levels in drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center.

December 10, 2019
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U.S. partners with tribes to combat Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons
President Donald Trump signs executive order establishing inter-agency task force

On Nov. 26, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined President Donald Trump for signing of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons executive order, which will establish an inter-agency task force to address the ongoing crisis.

December 3, 2019
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Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Crotty expressed concerns regarding the participation of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) in the Nov. 26 signing of an executive order by President Donald Trump which established an inter-agency task force addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis.

December 3, 2019
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Justice Department upgrades Amber Alert website, adds resources for tribes
Amber Alert website upgrade announced on birthday of Amber Hagerman, missing and murdered 9-year-old namesake

On Nov. 25, upgrades to America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert website, which now includes access to AMBER Alert in Indian Country, were announced.

December 3, 2019
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Tribal leaders went before Congress Nov. 19 to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country — and not for the first time.

By Harrison Manntas, Cronkite News December 3, 2019
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Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower.

By Associated Press December 3, 2019
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Over a foot of new snow fell last night on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

November 29, 2019
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Northern Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — State officials say long stretches of two interstate highways in northern Arizona’s high country will likely be closed between late Thursday and early Friday because of expected heavy snowfall from an incoming storm.

November 27, 2019
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National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a major winter storm Thursday through early Saturday for northern Arizona.

By Wendy Howell November 27, 2019
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On Dec. 1, the National Park Service’s Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center near Lees Ferry will close for the season.

November 26, 2019
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez finalized a contract Nov. 18 with James D. Zwierlein to serve as the executive director of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration.

November 26, 2019
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with community members and local officials Nov. 15, in the community of Tolani Lake, Arizona to announce the recent completion of repairs to three earthen dams in the Former Bennett Freeze Area.

November 26, 2019
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Nation President Jonathan Nez, Speaker Seth Damon and Hopi Tribal Vice Chairman Clark W. Tenakhongva met in Polacca, Arizona near Fist Mesa Nov. 20 to discuss moving forward with improvements to Hopi Route 60.

November 26, 2019
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Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, announced Nov. 20 she is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, potentially upending a contest Democrats had considered safe.

By Russell Contreras, Associated Press November 26, 2019
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed into law Resolution CO-34-19, which appropriates $3 million for the design and construction of the new facility.

November 19, 2019
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A Pendleton blanket with the Great Seal of the Navajo Nation covered the doorway as Navajo prayers and chants filled the space within.

November 19, 2019
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Hopi Foundation programs are participating in a global collaboration initiative known as GivingTuesday.

November 19, 2019
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The utilization of a Navajo Nation EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Division seal on all criminal enforcement officer vehicles on the Navajo Nation was recently approved.

November 19, 2019
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The state Department of Transportation said eastbound Interstate 40 was closed for about an hour after the wreck occurred at 3:30 a.m. near the junction with Interstate 17.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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The mountainous areas generally are cooler, but climate change has increased the risk of wildfires even in those places, county officials said.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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In an official statement recently released, NTEC stated that they respected the decision of the Navajo Nation President to terminate its indemnity agreements with the sureties.

November 19, 2019
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Navajo Generating Station shuts down permanently
Navajo groups call for a return to Diné Fundamental Law and values

As Navajo Generating Station burned the last of its coal and officially closed Nov. 18, Navajo grassroots groups issued a call for the Navajo Nation to return to honoring Diné Fundamental Law and values in energy policy decisions.

By Katherine Locke November 18, 2019
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The purpose of the meeting was to define goals, to develop a strategy for understanding the full extent of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the state of New Mexico, and to create a final report that meets the requirements of N.M. House Bill 278.

November 18, 2019

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