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Stan Bindell, for the Navajo-Hopi Observer

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Lacey Tewanema, a graduate of Hopi High School, earned a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma May 17 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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The Hopi Election Board will announce the names once they have cleared all the screening process, which might take a few weeks.

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Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) continues to provide COVID-19 testing on a daily basis, vaccination clinics at least once every week and Community Vaccination Events (CVE) in several Hopi villages to increase vaccination rates.

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Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D — Window Rock) is seeking $5 million for the Tuba City branch of Diné College, $3 million for a laboratory at Navajo Technical University in Chinle and more money for education funding in general, but it is too early in the budget process at the state legislature to tell if these proposals will be approved.

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A Navajo activist is working with a group lobbying the United Nations so that nuclear power is not part of the strategies to fight off climate change.

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Arizona State Rep. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren (Dem.) points to successes this year since she took over her seat from Arlando Teller, who was appointed to the transportation department in the Biden-Harris administration.

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Navajo guitarist Sir Harrison Begay, like other musicians throughout the state, is happy that live music is returning to bars and other entertainment venues so he can get back to work.

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The deadline to return packets is 5 p.m. May 14 at the Hopi Elections Office.

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Hopi High cancels spring sport season
Hopi Jr/Sr High remains in remote learning mode

While much of the state begins to ease restrictions implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hopi Jr/Sr High School has decided to cancel its spring sports season.

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Navajo Nation Special Diabetes program focuses on prevention
10 percent of Navajo people have diabetes; prevention and treatment strategies help

The Navajo Area Special Diabetes program uses both prevention and treatment strategies to help clients with diabetes.

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