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After six years, Obama administration gets good marks on tribal issues
WASHINGTON - On a campaign visit to the Crow Nation in Montana in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama promised to improve nation-to-nation relationships as president, vowing that Native Americans would "be on my mind every day that I'm in the White House."
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New scholarship program at College America
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - CollegeAmerica announced Aug. 8 a new scholarship program, "2014 Your Future Scholarships." The scholarship program is available to prospective students until November 30.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Regional Food Systems Project continues fight against hunger on Rez
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - The Regional Food Systems Project (RFSP) met July 26 to discuss updates and activities. RFSP was established last year to address food availability issues in the community.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NavajoGaming partners with Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) partnered with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, (NAPI) to serve more Navajo products and produce to guests at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Fire Rock Navajo Casino and Northern Edge Navajo Casino.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Grass-roots group pushes for uranium mine cleanup
WASHINGTON - The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New administrators prepare for new school year at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School
POLACCA, Ariz. - Hopi Jr./Sr. High School is starting off the school year with three new administrators.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon emission goals
WASHINGTON - Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut carbon emissions from power plants in half over the next 15 years.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moenkopi Senior Center honors elderly citizens
MOENKOPI, Ariz. - On Aug. 7 the Moenkopi Senior Center celebrated Senior Heritage Day by putting on an event at the center to honor elderly citizens from the village of Moenkopi.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Malcolm Begay confirmed as Navajo Nation probationary district court judge
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation Council confirmed the probationary appointment of Malcolm Begay as a district court judge of the Navajo Nation July 23, with a vote of 18 in favor and none opposed.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ADOT begins U.S. 89 road repairs
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews work to repair a 500-foot section of U.S. 89 damaged by a landslide in Echo Cliffs, approximately 25 miles south of Page
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuba City hospital hit with doctor shortage in Internal Medicine and Family Practice
TUBA CITY, Ariz. - With nearly half of the nation's physicians at or near retirement age, rural hospitals, especially those serving Native American communities like Tuba City Regional HealthCare Corporation (TCRHCC), face a challenging doctor shortage every day.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Suicide surveillance and prevention program goes before Law and Order Committee
WINDOW ROCK - The Navajo Nation Epidemiology Center (NNEC) hopes to start a suicide surveillance project to identify suicide risks and preventative measures.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Congress passes Veterans and Highway Spending bills, requires VA to conduct more outreach to Indian Helath Services facilities
WASHINGTON-On July 31, the Senate passed a $17 billion bill that will overhaul the Veteran Affairs Department and a $10.8 billion highway bill before Congress leaves for the month of August.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

EPA accepts NGS alternate emmissions proposal
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On July 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rule for reducing harmful emissions at the Navajo Generating Station (NGS, accepting an alternative proposed by a technical working group in place of the EPA's recommendations.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Navajo Code Talker Edward B. Anderson dies in Phoenix July 20 at age 86
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Navajo Nation mourns the loss of another warrior.

On July 20, former Navajo Nation Code Talker Edward B. Anderson passed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prosecutor to group trials of former Navajo Nation Council members
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - A Window Rock District judge ordered July 18 that trials against current and former members of the Navajo Nation Council accused of using the Nation's discretionary Fund for personal use be grouped together to save expense and avoid any prejudice as each defendant comes before the court.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture Saturday and Sunday at Museum of Northern Arizona
More than 60 award-winning artists will be on hand this weekend at the museum.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Navajo Nation Council blocks proposed uranium mining in Churchrock, New Mexico
WINDOW ROCK - On the second day of the summer council session, the Navajo Nation Council repealed a resolution passed by the Resources and Development Committee (RDC) last December which allowed Uranium Resources, Inc. (URI) right-of-way and surface use for a uranium mining project in the community of Churchrock, N.M.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Northern Arizona University claims success with 'competency-based' degree program
WASHINGTON - Not only does Phoenix resident Jeremy Dodd expect to be the first in his family to get a four-year college degree - he expects he'll be able to do it in just 2.5 years
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Apache County Supervisors vote against sale of the Ole Red Barn Liquor license
NAHATA DZIIL - Approximately 300 people attended a public meeting July 22 in the community of Nahata Dziil during which the Apache County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to oppose the sale of two liquor licenses owned by Gary McDonald.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

President Shelly cites advances in education in State of Nation address
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - President Ben Shelly spoke July 21 at the beginning of the 2014 summer session of the 22nd Navajo Nation Council to give the State of the Navajo Nation highlighting education and infrastructure accomplishments from the past quarter.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

U.S. 89 rebuild set to begin this month
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Reconstruction of U.S 89, which suffered extreme damage following a landslide Feb. 20 that buckled a section of the roadway between Bitter Springs and Page, will begin later this month. The road is scheduled to reopen before next summer.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opponents of Grand Canyon Escalade meet at Confluence project site
BODAWAY-GAP, Ariz. - Opponents of the Grand Canyon Escalade Confluence Project development met last week at the Confluence site near the northern edge of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Navajo County supervisor urges Senate to focus on wildfire prevention
WASHINGTON - Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney told a Senate panel Tuesday that forest thinning is a "smart and responsible" way to curb wildfires and that fighting fires after they've started cannot be the only strategy.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Twin Arrows earns AAA Four Diamond Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - AAA awarded Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort the travel group's coveted Four Diamond Award July 17.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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