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Navajo Generating Station: Likely closure of coal-fired power plant bringing change to reservations

Just south of Page, three smokestacks pierce the horizon like a pitchfork.

Begaye mourns passing of former delegate

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye extends his condolences to the family and friends of Ervin Keeswood, a former delegate representing the Tse Daa Kan (Hogback) Chapter on the Navajo Nation Council, who died Saturday night.

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‘Legislative Kitty’ on board with new animal ordinances and microchip campaign

The Navajo Nation Animal Control Program will be launching a public awareness campaign with the Legislative Branch’s “Furball,” a domesticated feline who provides pest control for the Office of the Speaker and will now be the “spokes-kitty” of the program’s initiative to educate the Navajo public on the newly implemented animal ordinances and microchip campaign.

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Begaye asks Arizona legislators to prioritize Navajo roads

In front of an audience of Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials and state lawmakers, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye lobbied for funding policies that prioritize roads on tribal lands Oct. 24.

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Navajo Nation president endorses former leader over his VP

Russell Begaye beat Joe Shirley Jr. to become president of the Navajo Nation. Begaye, now the outgoing president, is endorsing Shirley to succeed him.

Injured hiker rescued from Mount Elden Trail in Flagstaff

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mount Elden Trail and Sunset Trail in Flagstaff Oct. 21 after receiving a report of an injured hiker incapable of extricating herself.

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Oct. 26 last day to request early ballot by mail for Nov. 6 general election

Coconino County Elections Office reminds registered voters that the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed to you for the Nov. 6 General Election is Oct. 26.

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Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

Homeowners, businesses asked to help keep wildlife wild

AZGFD reminds area residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.

WIHCC parenting classes have been cancelled

The free Winslow Indian Health Care Clinic parenting classes to be held from October to March at Leupp School, Inc. have been cancelled until further notice.

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Arizona man’s Native jewelry worth $100K taken in New Mexico

An Arizona artist says his handmade Native American jewelry worth $100,000 was stolen while visiting New Mexico.

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed an injunction that would have required the state to accept forms of identification and supporting documents that included a “current mailing address,” such as a post office box, as opposed to requiring a “current residential street address.”

Council grants Kayenta Township Commission authority to pursue economic opportunities

Legislation sponsor Council Delegate Otto Tso is requesting the Navajo Nation Council’s support to allow the township to pursue new economic opportunities to bring revenue and jobs for local community members.

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Navajo Nation opposes actions of National Park Service threatening sovereignty of Nation

On the last day of the 2018 Fall Council Session, the Navajo Nation Council considered emergency legislation, to oppose actions of the National Park Service within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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Navajo Nation election dates and locations

Important dates to remember regarding when and where to vote for the upcoming election.

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Down to the wire: Presidential hopefuls Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. face off as election closes in

Navajo Nation presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. attended a forum at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Oct. 18 in Phoenix.

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Incentive plan for better teacher pay approved by Hopi High Governing Board

Hopi High Principal Lynn Fredericks presented the incentive plan for teachers to the school board during the monthly Governing Board meeting Oct. 10.

EPA Awards $429,000 to Diné College for abandoned uranium mine studies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in September $429,467 grant award to Diné College to study potential impacts of abandoned uranium mines on livestock in the Cove area of northeastern Arizona.

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Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks.

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Texas judge rules against Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Childhood Welfare Act was dealt a substantial blow Oct. 5 when a U.S. Federal Judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled the landmark legislation unconstitutional.

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Strike against sovereignty? Sen. Warren asserts Native American ancestry via DNA

Senator Elizabeth Warren now claims to have documentation to back up her distant ‘Native heritage’ thanks to an analysis report by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to the DNA companies, Ancestry and 23andMe.

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Northern Arizona country gets rain, snow

Snowplows were clearing highways in high country in northern and eastern Arizona Oct. 16 as a winter weather advisory remained in effect through noon for elevations over 6,500 feet (1,981 meters).

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Museum of Northern Arizona offers free admission to NAU students

Grand Canyon visitors receive 20 percent discount

Starting this fall, all full-time Northern Arizona University students can visit the Museum of Northern Arizona just by showing their student id — Grand Canyon visitors will receive a 20 percent discount, too.

Shooting at Canyon de Chelly under investigation

The investigation continues for an assault on a federal officer Oct. 5, at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

Trial under way in long-running northern Arizona water case

A trial over water rights is underway in one of the longest-running court cases in Arizona history.

Human remains found,identified on Highway 89 near Navajo Nation boundary

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains found in the area west of Highway 89 north, just south of the Navajo Nation boundary.