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.
Ducey says voucher fix is high priority next year
Gov. Doug Ducey wants to expand Arizona’s voucher program to allow Native American students to spend public monies outside the state’s borders.
Law or not, school voucher oversight in the works
A provision slipped into the budget directs state officials to contract with a private company to help administer Arizona’s school voucher program.
Keeping Navajo plant protects jobs, tribes, rural communities
Like all meaningful opportunities for economic development, we should pull out all the stops to keep the Navajo Generating Station online. We owe it to the Navajo and Hopi people, and we owe it to ourselves to fight for our energy security, our economic strength and our rural communities.
Hours on the road leads to high turnover in LD7
The commute, time commitment and low pay have contributed to a high turnover rate among legislators from the state’s largest legislative district.
Navajo Nation parks open during federal shutdown
Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks aren't affected by the federal government shutdown.
Different points of view
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.
Path of Begay
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 [...]
EPA reports on plan to clean up uranium on Navajo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has exceeded its goals in assessing structures on the Navajo Nation for uranium contamination.
Original Arizonans Tribal leaders weigh in on state’s first 100 years
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.
Navajo president recovering from appendectomy
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 in nearby Gallup, N.M. Shirley went in for the operation early July 18. Tribal Vice […]