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Redistricting likely to renew Navajo, Hopi divide

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.

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For many on the Navajo Nation, it’s been a long wait for power

According to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, the largest utility provider on the Navajo Reservation, more than 18,000 households there still lack electricity. that number accounts for 75 percent of all U.S. households without electricity. Nowhere in the entire country are there so many people without power, despite millions of dollars in federal grants that were supposed to bring power to parts of the Navajo Nation.

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Navajo lawmakers table proposed water settlement

A vote on settling the Navajo Nation's water rights in the lower Colorado River basin will have to wait for another day. The Tribal Council on Wednesday tabled a bill that would have given the tribe 31,000 acre-feet of water a year from the Colorado River, the unappropriated surface flows from the Little Colorado River and nearly unlimited access to two aquifers beneath the reservation.

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Cultural learning exception

Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law earlier this year to ban an Hispanic studies program in one school district while simultaneously crafting an exemption for culture-based classes for other minority populations.

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