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 »
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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.
The Navajo Nation broke ground Monday on a $150 million casino project along Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff.Read More »
Navajo President Ben Shelly has been cleared of fraud, conspiracy and theft charges stemming from an investigation of discretionary funding.Read More »
During Indian Nation and Tribes Legislative Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted unanimously to endorse a resolution that would formally honor the 10 members of the Hopi Tribe who served as code talkers.Read More »
Loretta and Raymond Morris have ranched the same 5,500 acres in northwestern New Mexico for more than 40 years, but their time there might be cut shorter than they hoped.Read More »
Navajo lawmakers have passed legislation prohibiting non-tribal officers from searching or arresting American Indian suspects on the reservation absent a cross-commission agreement.Read More »
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Navajo Area director, Omar Bradley, has signed the final documents taking 405 acres of land into trust for the Navajo Nation.Read More »
The Hopi reservation sticks out like a sore thumb on the state's congressional map. Instead of being in the same district as the larger Navajo Nation, which surrounds it, the Hopi land is connected by the Colorado River to residents in the far western side of the state.Read More »