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Hopi law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a man who was swept away by floodwaters.

By Associated Press August 10, 2021
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Navajo Chief of Police Phillip Francisco sits ramrod straight at his desk, surrounded by manila folders brimming with paperwork and a Darth Vader figurine that wields a pen as a lightsaber.

By Beth Wallace, Cronkite News August 3, 2021
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Applications for final phase of CARES Act Hardship Program now open
Deadline for applications set for end of September

The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller will officially reopen the application for the second and final phase of the CARES Act Hardship Program starting this week through the end of September.

August 3, 2021
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Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai sees the impact of global warming on reservations around Arizona, including the Navajo Reservation, which is why she supports the infrastructure bill Congress is considering.

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The Hopi Tribe has extended its emergency declaration and natural disaster area order until Aug. 7.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 3, 2021
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Elections for the Hopi Tribe are just around the corner, with early voting starting Aug. 16.

By Loretta McKenney August 3, 2021
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Despite recent flooding and heavy monsoon rains, an extended drought continues to impact livestock operations on the Hopi Reservation and now, ranchers are being asked by the tribe to reduce or eliminate their herds.

By Loretta McKenney and Gilbert Honanie, Navajo-Hopi Observer August 3, 2021

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly is among three senators who introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act of 2021 on Thursday, a bill that would help local newspapers reach viability through tax credits.

By Dan Shearer, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer August 3, 2021
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On July 25, Hopi Law Enforcement Services (HLES) received a call from the Navajo Police Department — Tuba City District at approximately 4:48 p.m., reporting a vehicle stuck on a bridge on Indian Route 6720 in Hopi Range Unit No. 554, with water rising rapidly.

July 30, 2021
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The number of known deaths now is at 1,373.

By Associated Press July 28, 2021
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As of July 25, NDOT crews have repaired washed out dirt roads within the communities of Tohatchi, Navajo Mountain, Oljato, Pine Springs, Torreon and Burnt Corn.

July 27, 2021
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Legislation for Western Navajo Water Pipeline moves to Navajo president for final approval
Navajo Council unanimously approves funding for first phase of Western Navajo Water Pipeline after four hour debate

After more than four hours, legislation to fully fund the Western Navajo Water Pipeline Phase I using Sihasin funds was signed by the 24th Navajo Nation Council July 22.

July 27, 2021
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The FBI is looking for Josiah Alan Smith, 27, of Smith Lake, New Mexico, who is wanted on a federal murder charge.

July 27, 2021
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According to the tribe, this is the largest increase in weeks.

July 27, 2021
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Masks will be required for all students and faculty attending in-person, regardless of whether or not they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Loretta McKenney July 27, 2021
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Central Navajo Fair to be held virtually
Navajo Nation Fairs cancel or move to virtual events as COVID-19 concerns continue

On July 23, the 35th annual Central Navajo Fair announced it will host its events virtually.

By Loretta McKenney July 27, 2021
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The hogan-style home prototype is approximately 1,200 square feet.

July 27, 2021
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Tribal officials confirmed at least six homes in the lower Moenkopi were impacted by flood damage and four families were forced to vacate their homes.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 27, 2021
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July 25, started as any day, but as mid-morning approached so did flood waters from overnight monsoonal thunderstorms.

By By Gilbert Honanie, Navajo-Hopi Observer July 25, 2021
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During the visit, the group visited the home of Deon and Jaelyn Chee in Leupp, Arizona, who recently received electricity through the Light Up Navajo project.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 20, 2021
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Spay/neuter clinics offer solutions to dog, cat overpopulation in Tuba City
Tuba City Humane Society helps more than 646 animals during pandemic, up from 400 annually

As dog attacks on the Navajo Nation begin to gain more attention, animal rescue groups on the reservation continue to seek solutions for stray or abandoned animals.

By Loretta McKenney July 20, 2021
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Business site leases approved for Taadidiin Tour and Arrowhead Campground near Shonto
Nez meets with local leaders to discuss priorities for LeChee and Shonto

Both are Navajo-owned businesses that offer guided tours, camp grounds, lodging, and other amenities to th Navajo Nation.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 20, 2021
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Lloyd Masayumptewa from the third mesa village of Orayvi (Old Oraibi) has been selected as superintendent of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments in Arizona.

July 20, 2021
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Autopsy: Teenage girl died from dog attack on Navajo Nation
Aggressive dogs on reservation a growing concern for Nation after several deaths

An autopsy has confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was killed by pack of dogs while taking a walk near her family's home on the Navajo Nation.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press July 20, 2021
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Because of significant moisture received, fire restrictions were lifted.

July 20, 2021