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Navajo Nation Newspapers

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PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona as a “last-ditch effort” will ask students to voluntarily shelter in place for the next two weeks, University President Robert Robbins said. He cited a troubling uptick in positive cases among students. [...]

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers. [...]

PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix. [...]

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. [...]

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer attended the services, presenting a Navajo Nation flag and a proclamation in honor and remembrance of PFC Chee. [...]

Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta joined other county officials from across the country on a National Association of Counties call to discuss Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools — special payments to counties that have large tracts of otherwise nontaxable federal lands. [...]

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit both the arts and restaurants hard in the past six months, but local Flagstaff restaurant, Brandy’s, is serving up food in a socially distant atmosphere and a pop-up of Pivot, skateboard deck art, hangs on the walls. [...]

One of two Diné soldiers to die this year while based at Fort Hood collapsed while running with his platoon as part of an early morning workout, and foul play is not suspected, U.S. Army officials say. [...]

Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising reversal of the agency’s plans to hold classes in person. [...]

Navajo Nation announces participation in Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine trail on a patient-volunteer basis — the study will be led by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. [...]

On Sept. 10, the Shiprock District Court denied Dineh Benally’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation on June 12 alleging the illegal growing, producing, manufacturing, transporting, licensing, and selling of industrial hemp within the Navajo Nation. [...]

On Sept. 4, in cooperation with the Intertribal Buffalo Council, Kaibab National Forest, and Arizona Game and Fish Department, Grand Canyon wildlife managers successfully relocated 57 bison from the North Rim. [...]

Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Council Delegate Carl Slater joined Lukachukai Community School Governing Board members, Principal Dr. Roseyphena Sells and other local officials and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new school facilities Sept. 11. [...]

Americans commemorated 9/11 as another national crisis reconfigured memorial ceremonies, dividing some victims' families over coronavirus safety precautions, and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. [...]

Reaching a full count on most reservations now looks nearly impossible. [...]

Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business. [...]

So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations. [...]

Navajo Nation health officials Sept. 8 reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus but four additional deaths. [...]

Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires in 2022. [...]

Volunteer vaccine trials with Pfizer-BioNTech for COVID-19 will be starting this week on Navajo, President Jonathan Nez announced last Friday on Facebook. The post COVID-19 vaccine trials starting this week on Navajo appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Marijuana/hemp should not even be considered to be legalized in the Navajo Nation. Evidence of its destructive effects are evident by what is happening in the Shiprock Agency. The post Letters: Hemp has no part in our culture appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Comics by Navajo Times editorial cartoonist Jack Ahasteen. The post Comics by Jack Ahasteen appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Shiprock farmers and residents who have been impacted by Dineh Benally’s hemp production say they haven’t received any relief and on Monday launched their third major protest against hemp farms in the community. The post Hemp opponents launch another protest appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

There are moments that will stay with me for as long as the Creator chooses to give me breath. The hot Texas afternoon President Kennedy was assassinated. When we lost Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Bobby Kennedy. The day we landed on the moon. The post Guest Column: Washington office staffer remembers 9/11 appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

A Monday morning protest against San Juan River Farm Board President Dineh Benally’s hemp farm ended with a fire set to one of his hoop houses. As of Wednesday, police had no suspects in the case. The post Hemp hoop house nearly destroyed by fire appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Only $4.9 million of the Nations’ $714 million CARES Act allocation from the U.S. Treasury has been spent. The post Controller reports $4.9 million of CARES Act funds spent appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Bureau of Indian Education schools opened online Wednesday after an abrupt change of course came down from the top brass. The post BIE schools face chaotic opening appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

The athletic directors of the Northeastern Reservation Schools from 1A, 2A, and 3A conferences have sent a proposed plan to the Arizona Interscholastic Association for the coming spring season that not only offers spring sports but a shortened season for sports normally held in fall and winter. The post Northeastern AZ ADs unveil plans for a prep sports season appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]

Emergency Room nurse Tyra Street, 51, thought she had seen just about everything in her career. The post ‘I miss my brain’: Frontline hero continues to struggle with COVID-19 appeared first on Navajo Times. [...]