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A new resolution in the Navajo Nation is requesting Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration establish a direct line of service for veterans and their families on the Navajo Nation.

September 28, 2021
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As of Sept. 21, the Hopi Health Care Center has tested more than 11,025 patients for COVID-19, with a total of 1,385 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.

September 28, 2021
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Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer met with Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and other leaders in Blanding, Utah, Sept. 22.

September 28, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with members of the Cameron community, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D –Ariz.) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss environmental and community health impacts caused by abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation Sept. 17.

September 21, 2021
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Leaders seek to revitalize Navajo and Hopi economies through alternative energy options
Tribal leaders, federal officials discuss development projects, federal funding to help restore economy

With the closure of the coal powered Navajo Generating Station in 2019, the Navajo Nation and Hopi tribe began seeking options in alternative energy to replace lost revenue and jobs on the reservations.

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On Sept. 6, Fort Lewis College (FLC) removed 12 clocktower panels that consisted of the inaccurate representations of the Fort Lewis College Boarding School.

By Ellyse Fredericks, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer September 21, 2021
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With 30 confirmed Delta Variant tests, the Hopi Tribe is encouraging tribal members to get vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.

September 21, 2021
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Hopi Law Enforcement Services
730 calls for service in August

Hopi Law Enforcement Services (HLES) provides this report as a service to the citizens of the Hopi reservation.

September 21, 2021
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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