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Native American and Hispanic leaders told a panel of members of Congress Oct. 1 that decisions to reduce the number of polling stations and restrict early voting have disenfranchised members of their community.

By Associated Press October 22, 2019
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On Oct. 16, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer met with members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council regarding the long-term vision for energy development on the Navajo Nation.

October 22, 2019

The Navajo Nation Council has a new delegate.

By Associated Press October 22, 2019

The Navajo Division of Transportation has closed Chinle Airport runway until further notice because of existing asphalt deterioration.

By Associated Press October 22, 2019
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The Navajo Nation announced the appointment by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan of Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez to serve on the New Mexico’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.

October 22, 2019

A federal jury in Arizona has convicted a former Hopi law enforcement officer accused of sexually assaulting a female in custody.

By Associated Press October 22, 2019
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The Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) recently performed road maintenance to approximately three miles of Navajo Route 9053, also known as Blue Canyon Road, within the Fort Defiance Chapter.

October 22, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz — Coconino National Forest firefighters were planning to conduct prescribed burns today near the Fort Valley area and other areas north of Flagstaff later during the week, but those plans have been cancelled today due to unhealthy smoke impacts in Flagstaff and predicted northerly winds.

October 22, 2019
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A portion of Tuba City's “Pothole Alley” repaired
Road rehabilitation costs more than $1 million

A portion of “Pothole Alley,” also known as N608 or Peshlakai Road, in Tuba City was recently improved thanks to collaboration of several entities at a price tag of more than $1 million.

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A New Mexico man has admitted he was the one who accidentally shot an infant girl, not her 3-year-old brother, and then tried to arrange the killing of the baby’s mother and a key witness, new court documents allege.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the power plant and the associated coal mine.

By Katherine Locke October 16, 2019
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A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider his claim that he was not allowed to question jurors for potential racial bias.

By Harrison Mantas/Cronkite News October 16, 2019
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The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press October 9, 2019
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A northwestern New Mexico woman has announced she is running for an open U.S. House seat in New Mexico and wants to become the first Republican Native American female in Congress.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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Glenn Gilman, former longtime principal at Hopi High School, passed Sept. 27 due to an illness. Gilman’s life was celebrated by family, friends and colleagues Oct. 5 at Flagstaff Nordic Village following his funeral.

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The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, Navajo and Gila River leaders said Oct. 1 at a congressional hearing in Phoenix.

By Deagan Urbatsch/Cronkite News October 8, 2019
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The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press October 8, 2019
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The Nez-Lizer Administration is currently working to get the home in full operation. Once completed, the facility will be able to house up to 30 women and children.

October 8, 2019
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The closure of the power plant was in part because of the low cost of natural gas compared to coal.

By Loretta Yerian October 8, 2019
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According to Joe Frazier, plant manager at Navajo Generating Station (NGS), once decommission is complete, 90 percent of NGS will be recycled or reused, including its concrete.

By Loretta Yerian October 8, 2019

A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019

The oldest of several Navajo Nation fairs starts this week in Shiprock.

By Associated Press October 3, 2019
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Rangers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are preparing for seasonal closures which go into effect at noon Oct. 16.

October 3, 2019
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Those wishing to provide testimony regarding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act may do so at the meeting Oct. 2.

October 1, 2019
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Western Navajo Nation Fair, Tuuvi Gathering kick off Oct. 10 and 12
Food, fun, rodeo, carnival, pageant, parade and more

Dancers and vendors from across the Navajo and Hopi nations will come together to celebrated both events and enjoy rides, food and visiting with family and friends.

By Loretta Yerian October 1, 2019

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