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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Visitors traveling to Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim will now be able to enter the park through the east entrance at Desert View.

April 7, 2021
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O'Halleran introduces the 'New Promise Act'
Bill would provide economic development resources to those communities affected by the closure of NGS

Help may be in the works for the Hopi and Navajo tribes and other communities impacted by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

April 6, 2021
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On April 1, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing & Murdered Unit (MMU) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) to provide leadership and direction for cross-departmental and interagency work involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

April 6, 2021
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As Hopi Tribal COVID-19 cases continue in a downward trajectory, the tribe announced phase one of a phased re-opening April 1.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 4, 2021
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During orientation week, the recruits become familiarized with the facility, staff and are provided training material and equipment.

April 4, 2021
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More than 30 state parks will enjoy free admission this weekend, April 3-4, as a thank you for their support over the past year.

April 2, 2021
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The Navajo Police Department is investigating a report of a shots being fired at multiple vehicles March 29 on Highway 264 in Window Rock, Arizona.

March 31, 2021
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The hospital, along with Navajo Nation officials are encouraging anyone over 16 years of age to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

March 31, 2021
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On March 30, the Navajo Nation announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 Strain Variant B.1.1.7 also referred to as the U.K. variant, from a COVID-19 test sample that was obtained in the western portion of the Navajo Nation.

March 30, 2021
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Tuba City Unified School District shifts to optional in person learning for students
Board votes to offer in person learning options; Tuba City High School and junior high return to school March 30

On March 13, 2020, Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) went on its annual spring break.

By To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer March 30, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Rock Point Chapter officials March 22, as the community celebrated the very first delivery of new heavy equipment for chapters on the Navajo Nation.

March 30, 2021
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The Navajo Nation is seeking comments about whether schools should return to in-person instruction or remain virtual only for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

March 30, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started to make permanent repairs to a section of U.S. 89 near Cameron that was washed out when the state was hit with severe rain from remnants of Hurricane Rosa in October 2018.

March 30, 2021
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Residents of Chinle and nearby communities welcomed a newer and larger ADOT Motor Vehicle Division office where they can complete vehicle- and driver-related services.

March 30, 2021
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Hopi Law Enforcement Services (HLES) recently received reports of cyberbullying involving minors.

March 30, 2021
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of David Russell, Jr.

March 30, 2021
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The Hopi Department of Health and Human Services said Hopi Tribal COVID-19 cases continue to go down and it is hopeful that if the decline continues, there may be a phased re-opening sometime in April.

March 26, 2021
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Arizona governor lifts mask mandates, re-opens bars
Cities and counties may not implement own restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on March 25 lifted Arizona's remaining restrictions to curb the coronavirus, prohibiting government mask mandates and allowing bars and nightclubs shuttered for months to open their doors without restrictions.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 25, 2021
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On March 22, the Navajo Nation reported no new COVID-19 cases and no deaths.

By Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Native people have had ties to land in North America since time immemorial. Now that connection is expanding to the cosmos.

By By Kolby KickingWoman, Indian Country Today March 23, 2021
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Navajo Nation Special Diabetes program focuses on prevention
10 percent of Navajo people have diabetes; prevention and treatment strategies help

The Navajo Area Special Diabetes program uses both prevention and treatment strategies to help clients with diabetes.

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Two casinos on the Navajo Nation reopened last week as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses amid a downturn in coronavirus cases and high rates of vaccination.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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American Rescue Plan has $31 billion coronavirus solutions for Native people
Navajo Nation says timeline more manageable for spending, distributing money this time

The American Rescue Plan was enacted by Congress March 10 and President Joe Biden signed the bill into law March 12.

By Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today March 16, 2021
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A National Park Service (NPS) ranger used a stun gun on a man who identifies as Native American after trying repeatedly to defuse a confrontation on federal land in New Mexico, according to an internal investigation released March 12.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press March 16, 2021
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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced a bill to keep the U.S. Forest Service from turning over land in Arizona for a massive copper mine.

By Associated Press March 16, 2021

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