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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.

Jun 14, 2019

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.

Jun 13, 2019

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.

Oct 18, 2018

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.

Rep. Eric Descheenie details his legislation Wednesday which would bar publicly funded stadiums, civic centers and similar facilities from displaying any name or logo that any one of the state's 22 tribes finds ``disparaging.'' (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Jun 18, 2018

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.

Oct 1, 2013

Navajo Nation parks open during federal shutdown

Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks aren't affected by the federal government shutdown.

Sep 23, 2013

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.

Aug 16, 2013

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 [...]

A worker hoses down the worksite to keep down dust at the uranium transfer site cleanup in Cove, Ariz., this fall. (Photo courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Jan 25, 2013

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.

Feb 17, 2012

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.

Jul 21, 2009

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 […]