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WATCH: Memorial ceremony for Sen. John McCain at Arizona Capitol

Aug. 29, 2018: A private, formal ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol to honor Senator McCain’s life and service to the State of Arizona and the nation.

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John McCain's farewell statement, hear and see final good-bye

The following farewell statement was read at a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. It was read by Rick Davis, Senator McCain’s former presidential campaign manager and family spokesman.

Speaker LoRenzo Bates sends well wishes to all Navajo Nation candidates

Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) is sending his well wishes to all candidates ahead of the Aug. 28primary election.

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Navajos choose from record number of presidential candidates

NAVAJO NATION, Ariz. (AP) — Louva Dahozy sat in the front of a crowded casino ballroom listening to a record number of candidates for Navajo Nation president outline plans for economic development, services for the elderly and veterans, government reform and infrastructure.

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Speaker Bates outlines priorities for new BIA Navajo Regional Director

Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates met with new Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional director and provided an overview of ongoing issues and outlined the priorities of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council.

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McCain remembered by Navajo leadership

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) extended their condolences to the family of U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Republican lawmaker from Arizona who died Aug. 25 at age 81.

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Navajo Council recognizes outgoing BIA Navajo Regional Director Sharon Pinto

The Navajo Nation Council gathered in council chambers Aug. 16 to honor and recognize Sharon Pinto, who left her position as the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional director Aug. 17.

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Troopers seize $630K load of Black Tar Heroin near Holbrook

An Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper stopped a vehicle along I-40 for a traffic violation and discovered a load of black heroin with an estimated street value of $630,000.

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Navajo committee supports proposed referendum to increase president’s salary

On Aug. 20, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation to approve an election referendum to allow Navajo voters to decide whether to amend the Navajo Nation Code to increase the salaries of the president and vice president.

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Potential new coal plant operator offers few details

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Aug. 21.

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33rd annual Central Agency Fair Aug. 20-26

The 33rd annual Central Agency Fair is in full swing beginning with pageants for the Baby Contest and L’il Brave and L’il Miss Central Navajo pageant Aug. 20 and 21.

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Voting locations for Aug. 28 primary election

Coconino County will have three vote centers where registered voters in Coconino County may go to vote on Election Day. Voters may cast their ballots on Election Day at any vote center in the jurisdiction, regardless of their residential address.

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The Navajo-Hopi Observer sat down with CD1 candidate and business woman Tiffany Shedd

Businesswoman Tiffany Shedd is running for Congress in District One so she can give rural Arizonans a voice as her emphasis is on providing local control.

Why do you want to be Navajo Nation president?

The Navajo-Hopi Observer asked all 18 presidential candidates why they wanted to be Navajo Nation president. Trudie Jackson's answer is featured this week.

In life we are granted many opportunities, in which, we are often faced with challenges and barriers.

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Honoring Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Nation and U.S. recognize contribution and sacrifice of Navajo Code Talkers Aug. 14 in Window Rock

Leaders and citizens of the Navajo Nation, and the United States, recognized Aug. 14 as Navajo Code Talkers Day in honor of the contribution and sacrifice of the warriors who developed an unbreakable code to bring an end to World War II.

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Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Tayler Brown, Cronkite News

Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun.

Law and Order Committee recieves report on transportation of alcohol in non-medical transport vehicles to the Navajo Nation

On Aug. 13, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) received a report regarding liquor licenses in Sanders, Arizona and reports of non-medical transport vehicles bringing alcohol into the Navajo Nation.

Hantavirus surveillance and prevention efforts underway on Navajo Nation

On Aug. 6, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee received an update report from the Navajo Nation Department of Health’s Navajo Epidemiology Center and its partners regarding the Hantavirus surveillance and prevention efforts currently taking place throughout Navajo land.

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Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU's Native American Cultural Center

On Aug. 16, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issued a “do pass” recommendation for legislation approving a grant in the amount of $3 million for Northern Arizona University (NAU) to expand its Native American Cultural Center.

Navajo committee proposes referendum to reform chapter governments

On Aug. 15, the Resources and Development Committee received a report regarding legislation which seeks to approve and authorize an election referendum to allow Navajo voters to determine whether Navajo Nation chapter governments should be reformed by establishing cooperative governance centers.

Return early ballots now

The Coconino County Elections Office reminds early voters that voted early ballots must be received no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 28.

Begaye addresses framework for Little Colorado River water rights settlement

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met with Interior Department representatives Aug. 16, to discuss the framework for a settlement of Navajo water rights on the main-stem Colorado River and the Little Colorado River (LCR).

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Environmentalists want Glen Canyon Dam removed, but is that possible?

The Bureau of Reclamation finished Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, obliterating one of the most spectacular red-rock canyons in the Southwest and altering the flow of the mighty Colorado River.

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Why do you want to be Navajo Nation president?

The Navajo-Hopi Observer asked all 18 presidential candidates why they wanted to be Navajo Nation president. Of the 18, six presidential candidates responded.

The Navajo-Hopi Observer asked all 18 presidential candidates why they wanted to be Navajo Nation president. Of the 18, five presidential candidates responded. Their responses are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Judge upholds Indian Child Welfare Act

9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously throws out challenge to ICWA claiming the law is racist

A court has thrown out a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.