4 horses found dead, 9 emaciacated near Winslow

Navajo County Sheriff’s officials say a man has been arrested for alleged animal cruelty involving horses in the Winslow area.

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President Nez looks at McKinley Mine assets

The discussion focused on the retainment of certain assets that could benefit the Navajo Nation in years to come.

Weather radar proposal to improve forecasts in Four Corners

The Durango Herald reports that the National Weather Service has proposed adjusting its Grand Junction radar to track areas that were originally blind spots.

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NDOT partners with Coconino County for road repairs

The project will recondition two locations of N21 at both the east and west ends.

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Nation signs 2020 budget into law

On Sept. 13, the Navajo Nation signed its 2020 comprehensive budget into low.

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Protesters want ADEQ to deny Canyon Mine aquifer permit; demand public hearing

At 8 a.m. Sept. 17, several bright neon signs announced their intentions to comers and goers at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff.

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Arizona Game and Fish accepting applications for Heritage Fund grants

Application deadline Oct. 31 for $380,000 in grants

Grant funding will be available through a competitive application process.

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Sacred Peaks Health Care Center opens new location in Flagstaff

It was a dream that came true on Sept. 6 for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. as they celebrated the grand opening of their brand-new 24,000-square-foot Sacred Peaks Health Care Center at its new location on the east side of Flagstaff on Highway 89.

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Flagstaff's Eva Putzova challenges Tom O'Halleran for CD1 seat

O' Halleran to run against Putzova and Republican Chris Taylor in upcoming election

Eva Putzova, a former elected Flagstaff City Council member, will challenge Tom O’Halleran for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District seat. Republican Chris Taylor, a Safford council member, is also vying for the seat.

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A demand for action on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

Advocates say pressure must be applied to the U.S. Senate for a vote on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Federal grant will advance US 191 bridge improvements on Navajo Nation

Winning a $10.4 million Federal Highway Administration grant will allow ADOT to advance improvements to four US 191 bridges in a corridor important to residents of the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona.

Suspicious fires on Navajo Nation spark investigation

Investigators are asking for help from the public in connection with a string of suspicious fires on the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program

The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously Sept. 10 to oppose a Trump administration draft plan that critics say could put income restrictions for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

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Fire investigators: Museum Fire caused by forest thinning efforts

The Forest Service announced preliminary results of the investigation into the cause of the Museum Fire, a wildfire which began July 21 and burned 1,961 acres on the Coconino National Forest above Flagstaff.

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Never Forget: Arizona remembers victims off September 11, 2001

In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, Governor Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, from sunrise to sunset.

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Navajo-Hopi Observer publishes new Native American Health & Wellness Guide Sept. 18

The Navajo-Hopi Observer’s new Native American Health and Wellness Guide, a full color resource publication for northern Arizona healthcare providers, will be available Sept. 18.

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United States Marine Corps PFC Fred Curley walks on

Korean War veteran Fred Curley passed away Aug. 31 at the age of 85. Curley was born Feb. 26, 1934. The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders provided an escort to Camp Navajo in Bellemont, Arizona.

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Americans for Indian Opportunity 'deeply regrets' participation in Dior campaign

Americans for Indian Opportunity released a statement Sept. 4 addressing their involvement in the controversial Christian Dior perfume campaign.

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Delegate Charlaine Tso delivers Violence Against Women Act testimony

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso provided testimony to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women at the Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation Aug. 21.

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Deadlines loom for Navajos looking to take part in land buy-back program

Arizona, Utah and New Mexico’s Ramah, Alamo and Canoncito tribal areas face Sept. 30 deadline

Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation.

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Kaibab National Forest to offer firewood permits in Navajo and Hopi communities

Ceremonial-use permits are also available, which authorize collection of two cords per individual.

UA, Diné College researchers to receive $1.3M to train students in neuroscience

$1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant could yield bigger than expected dividends if an intensive mentoring approach develops between Diné College and the University of Arizona takes off over the next several years.

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Movie inspired by local newspaper owner’s near-fatal ordeal

Actor Aidan Quinn will star in a movie partly inspired by the life of local newspaper owner Joseph Soldwedel and his near-death experience while living in the Prescott, Arizona area.

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Nez-Lizer administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

On Aug. 30, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer attended the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition tribal leadership meeting, to discuss the collaborative land management efforts of the Bears Ears National Monument in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Navajo Nation and Central Consolidated Schools to assign law enforcement officers at reservation schools

The Navajo Police Department and the Central Consolidated School District have signed a memorandum of agreement to assign two full-time school resource officers to the northern New Mexico public school system.