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Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma and Vice-Chairman Craig Andrews declared a state of emergency Aug. 17 because of recent flooding across the Hopi Reservation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 23, 2022
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a new strategy to better engage with hundreds of Native American tribes facing climate change-related disasters.

By Terry Tang, Associated Press August 23, 2022
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Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, recently announced that Armando Segovia, 32, of Gallup, New Mexico, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 5 years and three months in prison for abusive sexual contact of a minor in Indian Country, according to news release.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer August 23, 2022
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Federal officials tour east Flagstaff flood areas
$145-150 mil needed for restoration of forest, neighborhoods and highway because of flooding

While the Navajo and Hopi Nations both recently declared states of emergency because of flooding on the reservations, Coconino County officials held a briefing Aug. 17 to address the near daily flooding of areas of Flagstaff and U.S. 89 and mitigation plans for the area.

By Katherine Locke August 23, 2022

The communications director for the Navajo Nation Council has been arrested for allegedly injuring a relative at his Gallup home, the Gallup Independent reported.

By Associated Press August 23, 2022
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Hopi celebrate completion of regional water system with dance and run
After 16 years and $20 mil, Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project delivers clean water

Runners gathered on a crisp dawn July 30 at the starting line at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center to run the 10K Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Projection (HAMP) Celebration run.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 16, 2022
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It's been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten Native language to confound Japanese military cryptologists during World War II — and Thomas H. Begay, one of the last living members of the group, still remembers the struggle.

By Associated Press August 16, 2022
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The list of missing Native Americans from New Mexico, first released on July 25, has been updated to add 19 names while 10 have been removed, Frank Fisher, the Albuquerque-based public information officer at the FBI, said in a news release.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer August 16, 2022
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Recent news from the Navajo Nation Council.

August 16, 2022
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It was beginning to sprinkle Aug. 8 in the afternoon in the capital of the Navajo Nation, just feet away from the Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President, when incumbent Jonathan Nez announced his vice-presidential candidate.

By Pauly Denetclaw, Indian Country Today August 10, 2022
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Last year, former Arizona Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai sponsored a bill to recognize National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Aug. 14, as a state holiday.

August 10, 2022
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Coconino County assigns new resident deputy to Tuba City
Coconino County Deputy Arnold Maryboy will serve as resident deputy for Tuba City

Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll recently announced Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will once again have a resident deputy assigned to the Tuba City District.

August 9, 2022
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The Department of Justice announced Aug. 5 that police had arrested a Pinon man for suspected first-degree murder and several counts of domestic violence in regard to a Pinon woman who went missing and whose remains were later found.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 9, 2022
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nsoon rains on the Navajo Nation.

August 9, 2022
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U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran said that the Native American vote continues to be important to his reelection chances even as the Congressional district changed because of redistricting based on the census.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez testified before Congress July 28 in support of securing advanced appropriations for the Indian Health Service.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 9, 2022
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Coconino County is leading the effort to bring high-speed broadband internet with SpaceX’s Starlink to students in grades K-12 on the Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 9, 2022
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Voters from the Navajo Nation will see familiar faces in the tribe's general election: their current president and a former vice presidential candidate, both of whom were on the ballot in 2018.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 3, 2022
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The monsoon in northern Arizona is in full swing wreaking havoc and flooding over large portions of the state as well as the Hopi and Navajo Nations.

By Gilbert Honanie, Navajo-Hopi Observer August 2, 2022
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The FBI, in an effort to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP), has released a list of more than 170 Native Americans it has verified as missing throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, according to a news release.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer August 2, 2022
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In an effort to assist students to earn their degree, continue towards their degree or to enter college for the first time, Diné College will offer grants to all students to fully cover tuition, meals and residential halls as well as books.

August 2, 2022
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It was a stunning image: Pope Francis briefly wearing a full Indigenous headdress, its rows of soft white feathers fastened in place by a colorful, beaded headband after he apologized for the Catholic Church's role in Canada's "disastrous" residential school system for Indigenous children.

By Anita Snow, Associated Press August 2, 2022
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Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted messages in World War II using a code based on their native language, has died.

August 2, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for a short-term closure of U.S. 160 south of Kayenta between mileposts 373-374 scheduled from 5-7 a.m. Aug. 3.

August 1, 2022
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The Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management issued a severe weather warning for more expected rainfall throughout the week on the Navajo Nation.

July 29, 2022