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Advocates push for junk-food tax on Navajo Nation

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Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country's largest reservation, is to use the tax system to push people to ditch junk food.

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Brewer appeals FEMA rejection of Yarnell aid

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, surrounded by a bipartisan group of state and congressional lawmakers from Arizona, signs the formal appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Arizona's federal aid request. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.

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