The commute, time commitment and low pay have contributed to a high turnover rate among legislators from the state’s largest legislative district.Read More »
Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks aren't affected by the federal government shutdown.Read More »
New lawmakers could change dynamics of Senate
Two new lawmakers arrived at the Legislature this summer to fill vacancies in the Arizona Senate, potentially altering the dynamics of a chamber that left the Capitol bitterly divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion.
New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has exceeded its goals in assessing structures on the Navajo Nation for uranium contamination.Read More »
American Indians lived, worked and played in the verdant valleys, harsh deserts and lush high Ponderosa pine forests of Arizona centuries before Anglos set foot in the state. Although Anglos’ relationship with tribes hasn’t always been smooth, Native Americans have contributed much to the state as it has grown up during its first 100 years.Read More »
WINDOW ROCKA�-A�Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. is recovering at his home after undergoing an emergency operation to have his appendix removed. Shirley’s spokesman George Hardeen says his boss was released the morning of July 20 from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital ...Read More »