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Blackwater-Nygren

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Jan 10, 2023

Buu Nygren sworn in as next Navajo Nation president

Buu Nygren was sworn in Tuesday as the next president of the vast Navajo Nation, a job that will test his ability to make good on promises to deliver water, electricity and broadband to tens of thousands of residents who don't have it.

Oct 17, 2022

Former independent representative dies Saturday at 63

Sylvia Laughter, a former state representative from Kayenta, died Saturday. Laughter served in the state House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005 and is the only independent candidate to serve in the state House or Senate since Arizona was granted statehood in 1912.

Jul 22, 2022

Lawmakers’ attendance, voting records vary

Despite going 166 days, the second regular session of Arizona’s 55th Legislature saw generally good attendance from lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Beyond the standouts, however, there were also some exceptions.