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On Sept. 10, the Shiprock District Court denied Dineh Benally’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation on June 12 alleging the illegal growing, producing, manufacturing, transporting, licensing, and selling of industrial hemp within the Navajo Nation.

September 15, 2020
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Reaching a full count on most reservations now looks nearly impossible.

By By Matthew Brown, Iris Samuels and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Navajo Nation health officials Sept. 8 reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus but four additional deaths.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Mail-in ballots from reservations under fire as election nears
Attorney says late-counted ballots would unquestionably aff ect the share of votes candidates in Arizona receive

President Trump wants a federal judge to block efforts by members of the Navajo Nation to force the state to count mail-in ballots received from res-ervation voters that are not received until after Election Day.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services September 8, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s recent decision to shorten the deadline for the 2020 Census.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 8, 2020
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The Navajo-Hopi Observer is currently experiencing technical difficulties caused by its servers and some computer work stations being offline.

September 8, 2020
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Fire consumes Van's Trading Co. in Tuba City
After battling blaze for 11 hours, firefighters extinguish Tuba City fire

After nearly 11 hours, firefighters brought a blaze that consumed Vans Trading Co. in Tuba City, Arizona, under control Sept. 1.

By Loretta McKenney September 8, 2020
Bureau of Indian Educatopm schools to open Sept. 16
BIE maintains goal for in-person learning for K-12 schools

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announced in August that BIE-operated K-12 day-school operations across the United States will have a uniform start date of Sept. 16 for the 2020-2021 school year.

September 8, 2020
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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise will be hosting events in Arizona and New Mexico where people can either drive through or sit with a representative to complete the census questionnaire.

By Associated Press September 7, 2020
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The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority plans to extend electricity to 510 families.

By Associated Press September 7, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said with Labor Day approaching, his administrations knows there is a handful of people who will decide to travel despite the warnings from health experts.

September 3, 2020
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Free saliva-based diagnostic COVID-19 testing is now available at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

September 2, 2020
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Navajo Nation continues 32-hour partial weekend lock downs and daily curfews through September
Leaders urge public to prepare for winter season while abiding by lock downs and curfews

On Sept. 1, the Navajo Department of Health continued the Navajo Nation’s 32-hour partial weekend lock downs and daily curfew hours through the month of September to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

September 2, 2020
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2020 Census: Have you responded yet?
Navajo and Hopi response alarmingly low

As of Aug. 27, the Navajo Nation total response is 18 percent. The Hopi Tribe’s total reporting numbers comes in at 15.6 percent.

By Katherine Locke September 1, 2020
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Diné College reported a fall 2020 student enrollment of more than 1,300.

September 1, 2020
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Hopi Jr./Sr. High School to begin Sept. 8 with all online courses
StrongMind to provide online instruction for 2020/2021 school year

Around 450 Native American students, grades 7-12, living on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona will begin school fully online Sept. 8 to limit risks of COVID-19.

September 1, 2020
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“There’s no secret we are a split ticket,” Lizer said during a Navajo town hall Aug. 25 with President Jonathan Nez. “We are working both sides, and we are well represented in Washington.”

By By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News September 1, 2020
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On Aug. 25, the Navajo Division of Transportation completed a road improvement project at the Bááháálí Chichiltah Regional Solid Waste and Recycling Center.

September 1, 2020
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Lezmond Mitchell, 38, was executed Aug. 26 at a federal prison in Indiana where he was being held.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 28, 2020
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The Navajo Nation will have a 32-hour weekend lockdown beginning Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. until Aug. 31 at 5 a.m.

August 27, 2020
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Lizer is among 17 people set to give remarks Aug. 25, although the time and other details of his appearance have not been released.

By By Kolby KickingWoman, Indian Country Today August 25, 2020
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Indigenous tribes have their own cultures, languages and customs, but two common threads run throughout — high esteem for their elders, and the heavy impact COVID-19 on Native communities.

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit, Cronkite News August 25, 2020
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Late on a fall evening in 2001, Alyce Slim and her granddaughter stopped at a gas station on the Navajo Nation after searching for a traditional healer for leg ailments.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 25, 2020
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Earlier this year, the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System celebrated Public Service Recognition Week. As public service employees, the VA wanted to do something for others and decided to host a food drive for 80 Veteran families of the Hopi Tribe and Tewa people.

August 25, 2020
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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) team members, senior management and the Board of Directors extended their sincere gratitude to the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Speaker Seth Damon, President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for their support of Navajo Gaming’s CARES Act funding.

August 25, 2020

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