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Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations.

By 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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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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The St. George area along the border between Utah and Arizona was inundated with flash floods after a torrential downpour Aug. 23.

By Associated Press August 26, 2020
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The office in Albuquerque is part of an effort to address violence against Native Americans and Alaska Natives, particularly women and girls.

By Associated Press August 13, 2020
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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl in 2016 had his appeal dismissed after a judge ruled that he failed to file his motion in time.

By Associated Press August 4, 2020
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A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest.

By Associated Press July 28, 2020
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Navajo Nation lawmakers are considering overturning a presidential veto of a bill that cancels the tribe's primary election in early August over concerns about the coronavirus.

By Associated Press July 23, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager who ran away from home has been found safe on an mountain overlooking Flagstaff, authorities said.

By Associated Press July 22, 2020
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The petition calling for a name change for Kit Carson RV Park has garnered more than 800 signatures since its creation last month.

By Associated Press July 21, 2020
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The president of the Navajo Nation used line-item vetoes on two bills distributing funds from a federal coronavirus relief package.

By Associated Press July 9, 2020
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The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to close the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park for the rest of the tourist season after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Montana.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The FBI investigated the case because it was on tribal land.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020
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Ducey called it one of the most tragic days in state history.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020
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Officer Michael Lee, 50, died June 19 at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, the Navajo Police Department said in a statement.

By Associated Press June 22, 2020
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The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has hit an alarming new daily high of nearly 2,400 — almost double the previous record, health officials said June 16.

By Associated Press June 17, 2020
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Federal regulators have accepted a Phoenix-based company’s application for a preliminary permit to look further into building hydro-powered dams on tribal land.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Navajo Attorney General Doreen McPaul said the lawsuit was filed June 11 in tribal court.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Virus still present on the Navajo Nation
Tribal president says Nation cannot afford a second wave of infections

The death toll has reached 311 and reservation-wide cases totaled 6,611 as of June 15.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Dozens of hospital staff contracted the virus as doctors and nurses scrambled to attend to critically ill COVID-19 patients.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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A man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for taking items from an Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Authorities on the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. are warning people against illegally growing marijuana and hemp.

By Associated Press June 9, 2020
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Also, a separate health emergency order will be issued to continue the daily curfew that runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and to pause the 57-hour weekend lockdowns imposed since April, officials said.

By Associated Press June 4, 2020
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A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020

A survey conducted by Navajo Technical University found that around 26 percent of its students lack access to either the Internet or a computer.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020

A presidential task force charged with coming up with ways to address missing and slain Native Americans resumed tribal listening sessions May 27, encountering some technological glitches in the virtual version.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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A stay-at-home order for residents on the vast reservation also remains in place.

By Associated Press May 13, 2020
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"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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President Nez said Tappan's comments have far-reaching implications and urged him to be more respectful of the relationship between Navajos and the city of Page.

By Associated Press May 5, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other Native American tribe.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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All of Arizona's 15 counties have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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Five Navajo Nation police employees had tested positive for COVID-19 by April 14, including four officers, the department said.

By Associated Press April 15, 2020
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The Page Police Department announced April 7 that 34-year-old Daniel Franzen was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism.

By Associated Press April 8, 2020
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Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism
Coconino National Forest closes some hiking trails, Navajo Nation to fine curfew violators

The new order from the governor takes effect at 5 p.m. April 4. On the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

By Associated Press April 3, 2020
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Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual support during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press March 31, 2020
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They say the men were traveling to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle.

By Associated Press March 25, 2020

Navajo Nation residents are being asked to fill out a survey about internet access and cellular service on tribal land.

By Associated Press March 24, 2020
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A second person stricken with the coronavirus has died in Arizona and the state now has 152 confirmed cases, authorities said March 22.

By Associated Press March 22, 2020
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You’re washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the coronavirus.

By Associated Press March 20, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff restaurants will be to-go service only, and bars, theaters, fitness centers and indoor recreation facilities will be closed starting Tuesday night, the city's mayor ordered in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

By Associated Press March 17, 2020
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Utah is poised to study the disproportionate violence inflicted against Native American women and girls after the Utah Legislature voted to create a task force.

By Associated Press March 10, 2020
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Charles “Chuck” Trimble, a former leader of the National Congress of American Indians and founder of the American Indian Press Association, has died at age 84.

By Associated Press March 10, 2020
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A Navajo tribal company has reached an agreement that would allow the U.S. government to enforce environmental laws at two coal mines in Wyoming and one in Montana.

By Associated Press March 3, 2020

The Navajo Nation and New Mexico’s San Juan County have entered into an agreement to pursue a freight railroad to serve the Four Corners area.

By Associated Press February 25, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for one of Arizona’s largest utilities as it seeks ways to make up for the loss of coal revenue and develop renewable energy projects.

By Associated Press February 18, 2020

A Navajo Nation company says it has an agreement to pay outstanding taxes and royalties on three large coal mines that it bought last year in Wyoming and Montana.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020

A California-based Native American tribe has given Arizona State University $5 million to help renovate a historic downtown Los Angeles building used by the school and set up an endowment for an Indian law program.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020

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