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Navajo presidential hopefuls select running mates from New Mexico

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two men vying for the Navajo Nation presidency announced their running mates Monday, choosing candidates from the New Mexico portion of the reservation to broaden their ap...

SUV barrels through Native American parade; 15 injured

Parade started the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration

‘His heart was in it.’ Reporter covered Navajo for 5 decades

Covered efforts to reform tribal government and a deadly riot at the tribal capital

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies; 3 left from group

Sandoval relayed coded message about Japanese surrender

Crowds of Arizona Republicans compete in contested primaries

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona’s congressional primaries are packed with Republican candidates as the party tries to chip away at the state’s majority Democratic delegation. They have a good cha...

Navajos to narrow field of 15 presidential hopefuls in primary

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Natalia Sells has a list of qualities she wants to see in the next Navajo Nation president: Approachable. Adaptable. Inspiring. Someone who upholds traditional values but ...

Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

Eileen Celestina Garcia raced down the mountain that overlooks her parents’ ranch home in northern New Mexico where friends and family have gathered for decades and where she has sat countl...

Southwest wildfires force evacuations, tighten resources

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Thursday

In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the shutdown of a huge dam that supplies hydropower to about...

Juvenile lifer seeks reprieve amid broader push for leniency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Shortly after Riley Briones Jr. arrived in federal prison, he cut his long, braided hair in a symbolic death of his old self. As the leader of a violent gang and just shy ...

White House releases report on Native American voting rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans facing persistent, long-standing and deep-rooted barriers to voting have equal access to ballots...

Energy grants for U.S. tribes aimed at aiding vast power needs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – More than a dozen tribal communities around the U.S. will share $9 million in federal grant funding for renewable energy projects, the U.S. Department of Energy announced ...