The Hopi Tribe has followed up on a threat to sue the city of Flagstaff for maintaining a contract to sell treated wastewater for snowmaking at an Arizona ski resort.Read More »
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The Navajo Nation has erased what once was a more than $22 million budget deficit.Read More »
A state commission is poised to start drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in elections in the coming decade, with some initial but tentative signs already pointing to significant changes across the state's political landscape.Read More »
During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.
Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.
Navajo Nation officials hit with a civil lawsuit alleging they used tribal money as personal slush funds and mismanaged outside funding are concerned that the complaint could impact their ability to access the capital market for a long list of unfinished projects.Read More »
The state's second-largest utility provider says it's closing in on an agreement to buy power from a wind farm on land owned by the Navajo Nation.Read More »
New U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Navajo tribe remains by far Arizona's largest, but it isn't growing as fast other large tribes.Read More »
Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.Read More »
Two congressional subcommittees are holding a joint hearing Tuesday on the role of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.