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A portion of Tuba City's "Pothole Alley" repaired

A portion of “Pothole Alley,” also known as N608 or Peshlakai Road, in Tuba City was recently improved thanks to collaboration of several entities at a price tag of more than $1 million.
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Documents: New Mexico man shot infant, sought to kill mom

A New Mexico man has admitted he was the one who accidentally shot an infant girl, not her 3-year-old brother, and then tried to arrange the killing of the baby’s mother and a key witness, new court …
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O' Halleran introduces act to help NGS and mine workers

With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the pow…
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Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias

A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider his claim that he was not allowed to question juror…
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Northern Arizona University News In The Backpack - October 9, 2019

Click Here to view the Northern Arizona University News In The Backpack - October 9, 2019.
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Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey.
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Navajo Nation woman to seek GOP nod for U.S. House seat

A northwestern New Mexico woman has announced she is running for an open U.S. House seat in New Mexico and wants to become the first Republican Native American female in Congress.
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Former Hopi Jr/Sr High Principal Glenn Gilman passes

Glenn Gilman, former longtime principal at Hopi High School, passed Sept. 27 due to an illness. Gilman’s life was celebrated by family, friends and colleagues Oct. 5 at Flagstaff Nordic Village follo…
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Leaders say restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters

The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, Navajo and Gila River leader…
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Finland agrees to return Native American remains to tribes

The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States.
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Women and children's shelter to house up to 30 occupants in Utah

The Nez-Lizer Administration is currently working to get the home in full operation. Once completed, the facility will be able to house up to 30 women and children.
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Last coal pile burns at Navajo Generating Station as plant prepares to go offline

The closure of the power plant was in part because of the low cost of natural gas compared to coal.
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Navajo Generating Station set to decommission in four phases within next five years

According to Joe Frazier, plant manager at Navajo Generating Station (NGS), once decommission is complete, 90 percent of NGS will be recycled or reused, including its concrete.
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Navajo company keeps 1,200 workers after buying three coal mines in Wyoming, Montana

A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction.
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Northern Navajo Nation Fairs runs through Sunday

The oldest of several Navajo Nation fairs starts this week in Shiprock.
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