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The FBI and San Juan County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Kirtland, N.M.

September 16, 2021
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There is a new help line for the Navajo community, 988, thanks to Native Americans for Community Action and GEO Cell One.

September 14, 2021
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A new Miss Navajo Nation was crowned Sept. 12 in Window Rock, Arizona after a week-long pageant.

September 14, 2021
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The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders remembered all Gold Star families and fallen heroes at the Piestewa residence Aug. 21 during the 19th annual Navajo Hopi Honor Run, with approximately 150 riders in attendance.

By Geri Hongeva-Camarillo, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 14, 2021
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The race for Hopi chairman will be a rematch of the last general election.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 14, 2021
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A judge on Sept. 6 refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams in a decision that will allow the major gambling expansion start as planned later this week.

By Bob Christie, Associated Press September 14, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case that centers on whether Native Americans should receive preference in adoptions of Native children.

By Associated Press September 14, 2021
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David Norton Talayumpewa and Timothy Loren Nuvangyaoma had the most votes in the primary election held Sept. 9.

September 10, 2021
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Because of his possible mental health condition, community members are asked to refrain from confronting or approaching this individual.

September 7, 2021
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Based on cases from Aug. 13-16, the Navajo Department of Health has issued an advisory notice for 36 communities because of uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

September 7, 2021
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Hopi Jr/Sr High School started school Aug. 13 with in-school learning, practicing safety protocols and with its enrollment jumping to 480 —its highest enrollment in years.

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On Sept. 1, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, 24th Navajo Nation Council members, Navajo Area Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director Gregory Mehojah, and Tsé Si áni Chapter officials and residents gathered to celebrate the completion of the construction of a new two-lane concrete bridge along N9402 in the community of Tsé Si áni.

September 7, 2021
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On Aug. 24, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. (TCRHCC) initiated CODE Green, an emergency response plan, and is proactively taking steps to prepare for an anticipated increase in COVID-19 testing and expansion of vaccination operations in the Tuba City service area.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 31, 2021
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On July 20, in response to the on-going drought in the state of Arizona, and during a two-month period in which a shocking, 90 percent of the region was in a state of either extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor Tracking system, the Hopi Tribe issued Executive Order #011-2021: “Range mitigation and livestock reduction in response to the state of Exceptional Drought on the Hopi Reservation”.

August 31, 2021
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After a delayed start, Second Mesa Day School announced it will begin classes Aug. 30.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 31, 2021
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An Indigenous leader from New Mexico and former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called on the federal government Aug. 24 to overhaul its oil and gas leasing program to ensure the protection of cultural resources, saying for far too long tribal expertise has been ignored to the detriment of sacred landscapes.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press August 31, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a declaration of emergency for Coconino County after heavy rain last week caused major flood damage to homes, neighborhoods and private property.

By Associated Press August 31, 2021
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One of the state's Native American tribes is suing to bring a halt to off-reservation wagering on sports just weeks before it is scheduled to begin.

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On Aug. 19, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1802 into law, recognizing Aug. 14 as “National Navajo Code Talkers Day” and a state holiday.

August 24, 2021
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d caused by historic levels of rain that fell on a burn scar from a large wildfire two years ago.

By Associated Press August 24, 2021
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Charles F. Sams III nominated to be next NPS director
Sams is the first Native American to be nominated as National Park Service director

The White House announced Aug. 18 the intent to nominate Charles F. Sams III as director of the National Park Service.

August 24, 2021
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On Aug. 18, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer delivered personal protection equipment (PPE) to the Amá Dóó Áłchíní BÍghan, Inc. (ADABI) in Chinle, Arizona, to help keep children and families safe and healthy from COVID-19 and the Delta Variant.

August 24, 2021
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Navajo Nation issues vaccine mandate for tribal workers; 80 percent already vaccinated
Employees have until end of September to be fully vaccinated under new order

All Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 by the end of September or be required to submit to regular testing, according to an executive order announced by President Jonathan Nez Aug. 22.

By Associated Press August 24, 2021
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U.S Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and other tribal leaders Aug. 17 at a power plant in northwest New Mexico Aug. 19 to discuss renewable energy initiatives, including a solar project and energy storage system.

August 24, 2021
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Navajo Area Indian Health Service health care facilities are now offering the third dose or booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

August 19, 2021

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