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From coal to computers: Navajo Generating Station workers retrain for tech industry

Nicole McCarty began working at Navajo Generating Station 15 years ago. Until recently, she was a Control Room Operations Specialist for the coal-fired power plant.

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Junk food tax dollars used to build Ts’ah Bii Kin walking/running trail

Summer youth employees construct 0.8 mile graveled trail

A newly-constructed walking and running trail at Ts’ah Bii Kin was dedicated June 28.

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Ninth annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation kicks off

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program kicked off its annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation July 8.

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Navajo Nation welcomes Gen. Wesley K. Clark for renewable energy talks

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie welcomed U.S. Army General Wesley K. Clark to the Navajo Nation July 9.

Proposal would repeal US laws that hurt Native Americans

Leaders of Oklahoma-based Native American tribes are praising a proposal to repeal unenforced federal laws that discriminate against Native Americans.

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Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas ‘in jeopardy,’ lawmakers told

The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee July 11.

Tour de Sih Hasin youth bike riders receive message of hope and resilience

On July 7, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez joined youth community members, families, Council Delegate Elmer P. Begay, and volunteers at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort for a kick-off event for the 7th Annual Tour de Sih Hasin bike ride, which began July 8.

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Pinon community welcomes new courthouse, easier access for hearings

After years of having no facility, the Dził Yijiin Judicial District celebrated the grand opening of its new courthouse in Pinon, Arizona June 27.

Arizona man sentenced to 20 years for New Mexico killings

A 28-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for two fatal stabbings on the Navajo Nation's reservation in rural northwestern New Mexico.

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Edmund Nequatewa honored as Distinguished Fellow at MNA

Edmund Nequatewa was awarded as a Museum of Northern Arizona Distinguished Fellow July 5 — this is the highest honor the museum bestows and the first time the honor has recognized one of the Hopi founders of the museum.

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Nez-Lizer see economic potential in NGS assets

The Nez-Lizer administration sees economic potential in Navajo Generating Station assets after a visit to the power plant June 29.

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Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee visits Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer along with the first and second ladies of the Nation, welcomed Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee and Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson to the Navajo Nation July 1.

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Nez-Lizer Administration reaffirms commitment to former uranium miners and downwinders

On July 1, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Nation Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim met with former Navajo uranium mine workers who are part of the Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims Committee, to reaffirm the Nez-Lizer Administration’s support for a bill to amend and update the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA

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U.S. House approves one-year moratorium on oil and gas drilling near Chaco National Park

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer extended their appreciation to U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) for securing a one-year moratorium on oil and gas drilling near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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Smithsonian exhibit on display at Fort Tuthill

The Fort Tuthill Military Museum is hosting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.

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Navajo man wrongly arrested during Flagstaff drug bust

Flagstaff Police Department issues apology to Tremayne Nez June 26

Flanked by his lawers and his father June 28, Tremayne Nez said the Flagstaff Police Department and other federal agencies violated his rights when he was wrongfully arrested June 18 in a drug sting called Operation Riptide.

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Dilkon breaks ground on new medical center

On June 25, the Dilkon community reached another milestone with the groundbreaking of the new Dilkon Medical Center, which will provide medical services to thousands of Navajo people in Dilkon and nearby communities in the Southwestern portion of the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Zuni unite to promote health and wellness

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Pueblo of Zuni Gov. Val R. Panteah came together at the Zuni Veterans Memorial Park in Zuni, New Mexico June 21 as they signed the “Running for Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation” proclamation to promote health and wellness among the Navajo and Zuni people.

Nez urges Congress to endorse Navajo Utah water bill for Navajo communities

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called on lawmakers June 25 to enact into law the bipartisan H.R. 644, the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, during testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

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Teen mom pleads guilty to child abuse after infant shot

The teenage mother of an infant girl who was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel pleaded guilty to child abuse and is required to testify against her boyfriend as part of her plea agreement.

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Body of 21-month-old infant found after two day search near Shiprock

SHIPROCK, N.M. – The body of 21-month-old Kyron Kelewood, was located by search teams this morning at approximately 11:15 a.m.

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Ashlynne Mike murderer wants life prison term reversed

Tom Begaye was sentenced in 2017 after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated sexual abuse.

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Teen mom pleads guilty to child abuse after infant shot

Shayanne Nelson, now 19, initially told police that she and Tyrell Bitsilly, 21, were in a shower at the motel in December when they heard a gunshot.

FCC proposal could boost broadband internet on tribal lands

The FCC has been working to revamp the way it issues licenses for the 2.5 GHz-band Educational Broadband Services spectrum.

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New wind farm to operate in southeastern New Mexico by 2020

A new wind power generating farm is coming to southeastern New Mexico, bringing turbines and transmission lines.