With Congress required to come up with more than $1 trillion in multiyear budget cuts this fall, tribal leaders converged in Washington this week to make sure their concerns are included in the discussion.Read More »
Managers of the Coconino County Jail say the inmate population has reached "crisis" levels for the third time in three years.Read More »
The Navajo Nation is proposing that Arizona's next map of congressional districts include a district with enough Native Americans to send one of their own to Congress.Read More »
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe says it makes sense to place its reservation in the same congressional and legislative districts as the larger Navajo Reservation that surrounds it.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission plans Thursday afternoon to hear presentations by Indian tribal leaders about their concerns about how new congressional and legislative districts are drawn.Read More »
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 »
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 »