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Tuba City man sentenced to 19 years in fatal collision

Tuba City man sentenced to 19 years in fatal collision

PHOENIX (AP) — A Tuba City man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to a count of second-degree murder. Eric Iron was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. Prosecutors agreed to drop five other charges against him. Iron will be in his […]

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Navajo Nation police: 1 dead in shooting involving officers

Navajo Nation police: 1 dead in shooting involving officers

NASCHITTI, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation authorities say one person is dead following a shooting involving police officers but that no officers were injured. The tribal police department said Thursday that the incident occurred in Naschitti, a community located along U.S. 491 between Gallup and Shiprock in northwestern New Mexico. […]

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New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change

New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez delivered a message of hope, resilience and change Tuesday in his inaugural address as president of the Navajo Nation, drawing from the tribe’s history as a way to move forward. He and Vice President Myron Lizer took the oath of office before a […]

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Jonathan Nez to be sworn in as Navajo Nation president

Jonathan Nez to be sworn in as Navajo Nation president

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the Navajo Nation inauguration (all times local): 2 p.m. Jonathan Nez has been sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation. Nez delivered a message Tuesday of hope, resilience and change, of breaking old ways of thinking to move the tribe forward. […]

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Lawsuit: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints failed to keep child safe from abuse

Lawsuit: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints failed to keep child safe from abuse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year. Unlike similar lawsuits, the complaint filed Tuesday in tribal court doesn’t […]

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Navajo Nation works to establish medical examiners office

Navajo Nation works to establish medical examiners office

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is establishing its first medical examiner’s office. In a statement, President Russell Begaye’s office said Tuesday that he had approved a plan of operation for the Department of Medical Examiners, which will fall under the oversight of the Navajo Nation’s Division of […]

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D0132B Navajo Generating Station, a 2250 megawatt coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Arizona

Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired plant on the reservation says it’s now looking into the mine that supplies it, too. The tribal government asked the Navajo Transitional Energy Company in October to look into acquiring the Navajo Generating Station. Its […]

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BIA will help clear roads on Navajo Nation despite shutdown

BIA will help clear roads on Navajo Nation despite shutdown

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs says its employees will be clearing roads on the Navajo Nation over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown. The agency had been set to pull workers back Friday. But tribal President Russell Begaye requested an extension because of […]

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FBI releases identity of shooter at home on Navajo Nation

FBI releases identity of shooter at home on Navajo Nation

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has released the identity of a man who fatally shot himself and three other people and critically wounded a fifth person at a home in northwestern New Mexico last month. The FBI said Tuesday that the shooter in the Nov. 13 incident at a […]

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Navajo drops bid that could’ve delayed ballot certification

Navajo drops bid that could’ve delayed ballot certification

PHOENIX (AP) — The Navajo Nation has dropped a request that threatened to delay Arizona’s certification of general election ballots because of alleged signature deficiencies. The tribe filed a federal lawsuit last week that sought emergency relief for more than 100 Navajos who either weren’t able to address mismatched signatures […]

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