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Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn’t entirely sure what she was getting herself into, she signed the papers anyway.

By Madeline Ackley, Cronkite News January 28, 2020
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Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site.

By Felicia Fonseca and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press January 28, 2020
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On Jan. 21, the Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) was notified that the Littlewater Road Construction Project for N481 and N7119 was selected by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for an ACEC New Mexico Special Projects Award.

January 28, 2020

According to the International Labor Organization, there are approximately 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, 26-percent of which are children and 55-percent of which are women and young girls.

January 28, 2020
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Some Native women have come to the Navajo reservation to be trained as doulas- aides who have no formal medical background but provide guidance for pregnant women up to and through labor, and sometimes beyond.

By Kyley Warren, Cronkite News January 21, 2020
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Two lawmakers are proposing to let at least several Native American tribes keep some of the taxes generated from sales on reservations.

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Alex Alejandre lost 75 pounds in a year. His wife, Mary, lost 40.

By Daniel Gatalica, Cronkite News January 21, 2020
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On Jan. 15, Myron Lizer, vice president of the Navajo Nation, attended the signing ceremony for the Phase One Trade Agreement between the United States and China at the White House in Washington D.C.

January 21, 2020
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For tourists and locals alike traveling in the Southwest, there’s a new, easy way to find local Native businesses using your mobile phone or computer — Rez Rising, a new app and website at https://rezrising.org/.

By Katherine Locke January 21, 2020
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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis is seeking applicants for appointment to the Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board.

January 14, 2020
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It was 1978 when the Kayenta Police Department was established, and it was a modular building that was brought into Kayenta, recalls Geneva Salt.

January 14, 2020
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Entrance fees at state parks will be waived for all Arizona residents on Monday, Jan. 20.

January 14, 2020
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Diné College ranked No. 5 nationwide for most associate degrees awarded annually to Native Americans in all disciplines, the highest ranked tribal college.

January 14, 2020
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The Navajo Nation says it is working with Congress to fund the tribe’s proposed Department of Medical Examiners.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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Legislation No. 0375-19 amends the financial assistance policy for the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund by removing language that often led to setbacks in obtaining financial assistance for veterans.

January 14, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced new construction grants of nearly $200 million to 52 tribes and tribal housing programs across the country Dec. 10.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today January 14, 2020
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Laura Marye Wesley, 32, pleaded guilty Jan. 7 in U.S. District court in Phoenix to conspiracy, wire fraud and other charges while Waleed Sarrar, 44, and Christian Coxon, 46, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, prosecutors said.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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Released Dec. 18, the study from the Urban Institute policy research group in Washington explores gaps in medical insurance coverage by race and ethnicity as well as age, location and education level.

By Morgan Lee, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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The closure is expected last from Jan. 2 through March 28 (subject to change due to inclement weather).

January 9, 2020
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A traveling exhibit about the community of Homol’ovi will be on display at the Winslow Arts Trust museum in the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow Jan. 18 through Jan. 2021.

January 9, 2020
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"We strongly believe that our country is capable of resolving the issues with Iran diplomatically," Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez.

January 9, 2020
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The remaining two units are scheduled to close in 2025.

By Associated Press January 8, 2020
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They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.

By Harrison Mantas, Cronkite News January 7, 2020
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A Flagstaff man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has offered to settle the matter with the city for $350,000.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 7, 2020
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Transportation officials for the Navajo Nation have reported it would take 116 years and $7.9 billion to meet current infrastructure needs.

January 7, 2020

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