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Tribes in legal limbo over federal virus relief funding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nearly a year after Congress passed a coronavirus relief bill, some Native American tribes remain in legal limbo over what’s been distributed. The issue didn’t ...

Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring a parcel of land to a copper mining company. Ap...

Apaches’ fight over Arizona copper mine goes before US court

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Apache tribal members made emotional pleas Wednesday in federal court to try to prevent what could become the largest copper mine operation in the U.S. Naelyn ...

Ex-Navajo Nation president dies of coronavirus complications

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Albert Hale, a former Navajo Nation president and Arizona lawmaker who was known for his commanding presence, sense of humor and advocacy for local government, has died. ...

Snow buries northern Arizona; flurries delight in desert

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A major winter storm buried northern Arizona in snow on Monday while sending flurries to the outskirts of Las Vegas and Phoenix, delighting desert dwellers. A s...

Apaches object to federal review of huge copper mine

Project on land valuable to tribe would be one of largest in the U.S.

Arizona man wrongfully accused of selling LSD settles lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An Arizona man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has reached a settlement with the city of Flagstaff that includes a $75,000 payment. The ...

More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, U.S. says

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped several states through a dry spell, but it’s not enough to keep key reservoirs in the American West from plummet...

Medical officials serving Navajo make urgent plea: Stay home

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Medical professionals serving the Navajo Nation made an urgent plea to residents Thursday to stay home as coronavirus cases rise, testing the limits of health care on the ...

Navajo Nation lawmakers approve casino reopening plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation approved legislation Monday to reopen the tribe’s four casinos, even as the tribe’s health director warned that the coronavirus is spreading...

Much of Southwest parched after monsoon season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Cities across the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on record this year, some with only a trace or no rain. The seasonal weather pattern that ...

Arizona tribe members settle education claims in lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Members of a small Arizona tribe have reached an agreement with the federal government to partly resolve a lawsuit that sought widespread reform in the agency responsible ...