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Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Navajo officer 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque, N.M. • The man accused of gunning down a tribal police officer in a remote corner of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty Thursday to several charges, including murder. Kirby Cleveland, 32, will remain in federal custody pending trial, which has yet to be scheduled. He faces murder and weapons charges in the killing of Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo, who was shot March 11 on a dark road in western New Mexico while responding to a domestic vi...
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On the Navajo Nation, special ed students await water that doesn't stink 13.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fundraising is underway for a new filtration system at an Arizona school for Navajo children with disabilities. Now, the water runs black and smells like rotten eggs, but is technically safe to drink.
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On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That's Doesn't Stink 13.4.2017 NPR News
Fundraising is underway for a new filtration system at an Arizona school for Navajo children with disabilities. Now, the water runs black and smells like rotten eggs, but is technically safe to drink.
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Navajo Nation police, prosecutors push for safety fund 10.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Gallup, N.M. • Law enforcement agents and prosecutors on the Navajo Nation have joined forces to advocate for the creation of a public safety fund to help deal with an increase in violent crime. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1lKttWL) authorities say criminals have been getting more aggressive and do not fear prosecution because they are aware of the shortage of police officers, prosecutors and judges. The public safety fund would help hire more people to fill these positions. The...
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Tribe could lose $28 million annually if power plant closed 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Gallup, N.M. • Officials say the Navajo Nation could lose more than $28 million a year in revenue if the Navajo Generating Station is allowed to close. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1hoDjlp ) that according to a Friday memo from the Navajo Nation Officer of the Controller, if the coal-fired power plant closes, the tribe could lose a projected revenue of $28.1 million. Owners of the generating station have voted to close it, saying it is not currently profitable. It is unclear whe...
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Losses from Colorado spill may be less than feared 4.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners, residents and others initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal injuries from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine, which tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. But the tota... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Losses from Colorado mine spill may be less than feared 4.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners, residents and others initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal injuries from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine, which tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. But the tota...
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Complaint: Man charged with killing Navajo officer was drunk 22.3.2017 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man charged with killing a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call had been drinking and was intoxicated the night of the shooting, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday....
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Fallen Navajo officer called fearless, hilarious at service 17.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Since he was a young boy, Houston James Largo had dreams of one day wearing a uniform and a badge and helping communities on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation, where he grew up. There were tears, laughter and ovations as speakers shared stories Thursday at an emotional funeral service for the decorated 27-year-old officer, […]
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Navajo officer’s death reflects dangers for tribal officers 16.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

"The violence we are seeing is showing our officers are not only stretched thin, but they also are facing challenges with the vastness of the area," says a Navajo Nation legislator.
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Suspect identified in Navajo tribal officer’s shooting death 15.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico. The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office in a report obtained by the Navajo Times (http://bit.ly/2mpVATd ) identified […]
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Navajo Nation officer dies after shooting; suspect caught 13.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — A police officer from the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was killed in western New Mexico and a suspect is in custody, federal officials said. Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo, 27, was critically wounded after responding to a domestic violence call near the small town of Prewitt, said Frank A. […]
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FBI says Navajo Nation police officer who was shot and critically wounded responding to domestic violence call has died 13.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — FBI says Navajo Nation police officer who was shot and critically wounded responding to domestic violence call has died.
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Navajo Nation police officer critically wounded in shooting 13.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — A police officer from the largest U.S. Indian reservation was critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call in western New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and federal officials said. The FBI said a suspect was in custody, but no other details were immediately released. An […]
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Navajo Nation police officer critically wounded in shooting 13.3.2017 AP National
PREWITT, N.M. (AP) -- A police officer from the largest U.S. Indian reservation was critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call in western New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and federal officials said....
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Navajo Workers At Coal-Fired Power Plant Brace For Its Closing 2.3.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
The largest coal-fired power plant in the Western U.S. will shut down 25 years earlier than expected. Environmentalists are celebrating, but hundreds of Navajo workers there are devastated.
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Tribes pressure feds on oil, gas drilling in New Mexico 2.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • Leaders from the nation’s largest Native American reservation and pueblos across New Mexico are putting more pressure on federal land managers to curb oil and gas development in the northwest corner of the state. The Navajo Nation has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management seeking a moratorium on drilling and lease sales across a wide swath of land surrounding Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The All Pueblo Council of Governors also has raised concerns, and Democratic ...
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Utah lawmakers seek to purchase Bears Ears land, take over management from feds 1.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers are pursuing yet another piece of legislation targeting the Bears Ears National Monument, this time seeking for the state to take over these archaeologically rich lands in San Juan County and manage them in collaboration with American Indian tribes. On Friday, Rep. Mike Noel introduced a resolution calling on the state to acquire the “public land that is occupied by” the new monument. HCR24 envisions Utah purchasing or leasing the 1.3 million acres surrounding Bears Ears Buttes th...
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N.M. tribe puts up land for medicinal greenhouse 28.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana. Bright Green Group of Companies is partnering with Acoma Pueblo on what would be the nation’s largest commercial growing operation, by far dwarfing medical marijuana greenhouses already planned in Massachusetts, Illinois and California. Plans call for Bright Green’s greenhouse and its associated resea...
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Keeping coal benefits no one — not even an Indian nation that depends on a power plant 25.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In the 1970s, I made several trips to northern Arizona near the Navajo Nation and the coal-burning Navajo Generating Station, then under construction. I was struck by the obvious lack of employment opportunities for the Navajo and the Hopi. Apparently, not much has changed. (“Trump...

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