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Stan Bindell, for the Navajo-Hopi Observer

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Amber Labahe, a graduate of Hopi High School’s media program, is one of five students selected nationally for the $10,000 Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship.

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Hopi Jr/Sr High School started school Aug. 13 with in-school learning, practicing safety protocols and with its enrollment jumping to 480 —its highest enrollment in years.

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Hopi Jr/Sr High School Athletic Director Ricky Greer said student athletes, parents, coaches and community members were ecstatic about the return of sports following the 2020 pandemic.

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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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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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Yhe NAU program partners with tribal communities on cancer research projects.

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Hopi High Coach Rick Baker was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame for outstanding leadership and coaching skills that led to a national record of 27 consecutive state cross country championships for Hopi High School athletes from 1990 to 2017.

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The Hopi Elections Board has certified four candidates for chairman and two candidates for vice chairman.

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Native American students have chance to win $2,000 scholarship
Essay contest recognizes Native American youth

The Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Voting Rights Essay Contest offers Native American college students a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship.

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Along with bills addressing infrastructure, tribal health and community development, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ) is discussing long and short term strategies for problems caused by wildfires in Arizona.

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