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A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2020
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A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Navajo Gaming prepares to reopen all four of its properties by mid-June.

June 2, 2020

The Navajo Nation announced May 15 that it is implementing Stage 2 fire restrictions on the Navajo Nation.

June 2, 2020

A survey conducted by Navajo Technical University found that around 26 percent of its students lack access to either the Internet or a computer.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020

A presidential task force charged with coming up with ways to address missing and slain Native Americans resumed tribal listening sessions May 27, encountering some technological glitches in the virtual version.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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On May 30, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez line-item vetoed Navajo Nation Council Resolution No. CMY-44-20, known as the Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act.

June 2, 2020
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Statewide curfew begins tonight at 8 p.m. by order of Gov. Ducey
Curfew response to protests across the state, nation after death of George Floyd

The curfew begins at 8 p.m. and will lift each morning at 5 a.m. starting May 31 – June 8.

By By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services May 31, 2020
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“We have to keep doing what we’re doing by wearing protective masks, complying with the weekend lockdowns, staying home, and practicing social distancing. Now is not the time to let up our guard," Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation.

May 28, 2020
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'The grief is so unbearable': Virus takes toll on Navajo
If Navajos are susceptible to the virus' spread in part because they are so closely knit, that's also how many believe they will beat it

The virus arrived on the reservation in early March, when late winter winds were still blowing off the mesas and temperatures at dawn were often barely above freezing.

By Felicia Fonseca and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press May 26, 2020
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The Nez-Lizer Administration distribute food, bottled water, cleaning products and other essential supplies to Navajo families.

May 26, 2020
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Approximately 13.2 percent percent of Navajo Nation residents have been tested for COVID-19.

May 21, 2020
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The 13 Native-led small businesses and non-profit ventures selected from a pool of nearly 50 applications for the competitive Change Labs 2020 Business Incubator Cohort share a passion for their work, a hunger to learn, and a drive to make things better for their families, their communities and their people.

May 19, 2020
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Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise will remain closed through June 7 after Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced an executive order extending closures on the reservation because of COVID-19.

May 19, 2020
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“(We) hoped that when the Grand Canyon closed on April 1, the park would remain closed until our positive COVID-19 numbers have flattened,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 15, 2020
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The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with disbursing $8 billion to tribes that was included in a relief package approved in late March.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press May 13, 2020
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A stay-at-home order for residents on the vast reservation also remains in place.

By Associated Press May 13, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park has announced it is increasing visitor access to some viewpoints on the South Rim starting May 15.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 13, 2020
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The most basic measures to fight the virus' spread — handwashing and isolation — can be difficult.

By By Felicia Fonseca and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press May 13, 2020
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"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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The Navajo Nation president and vice president have partnered with #ProtectTheSacred, actor Mark Ruffalo, Allie Young, and many others to launch the #NavajoStrong campaign to call for medical volunteers and donations to help fight COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 12, 2020
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An ocean apart: Irish donate $670,000 to Navajo and Hopi
Donation by Choctaw Nation during Irish Potato Famine instills lasting bond

When the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund started receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars recently, everyone was surprised, except perhaps the Choctaw Nation, whose original gift to the Irish people 173 years ago, inspired an outpouring of support.

By Katherine Locke May 12, 2020
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Legislation to lay the groundwork for the Navajo Nation’s expenditure of more than $600 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was introduced into the Navajo Nation Council’s legislative process May 7.

May 11, 2020
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An end to the lockdown in Gallup would likely mean stricter restrictions at Zuni.

By By Morgan Lee, Associated Press May 8, 2020

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