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The primary election for Hopi chairman takes place Sept. 9. Early voting starts Aug. 16 for Hopi tribal members.

August 17, 2021
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Water settlements with the federal government in New Mexico and Utah are bringing more drinking water to the Navajo Reservation in those states, but a similar settlement in Arizona has not been reached yet.

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Navajo Nation honor Code Talkers
Navajo Nation honors Diné warriors and the importance of Diné Bizaad on Navajo Code Talker Day

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Second Lady Dottie Lizer, 24th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, and Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne honored and paid tribute to all Navajo Code Talkers during a live Navajo Code Talker Day virtual tribute AUg. 14.

August 17, 2021
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With the recent amount of rainfall on the Navajo Nation, the Many Farms community is looking to re-examine the Diversion Dam to maximize the rainwater collected in times of drought.

August 17, 2021
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The American Bar Association's policymaking body has voted in favor of a resolution supporting the U.S. Interior Department as it works to uncover the troubled legacy of federal boarding schools that sought to assimilate Indigenous youth into white society.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press August 17, 2021
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are saddened to learn of the loss of former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye, who passed away because of natural causes Aug. 13 in Flagstaff, Arizona, at the age of 70.

August 17, 2021
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Navajo Nation: 15 new cases; 6 deaths
NDOH issues health advisory for 19 communities experiencing uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

On Aug. 9, the Navajo Department of Health reported 15 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and six more deaths.

August 10, 2021
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Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy L. Nuvangyaoma said at Rumble on the Mountain 7 that it has been a tough time for Native American tribes centered around Flagstaff for the past few years.

By Katherine Locke August 10, 2021
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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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