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Senator calls for criminal probe of Gold King spill 23.4.2016 Durango Herald
PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a Colorado mine spill that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.During a congressional hearing in Phoenix, McCain said EPA officials knew about the potential for catastrophe...
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Navajo president says farmers continue to struggle after Gold King spill 23.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said Friday farmers in his tribe continue to struggle as they await reimbursement for impacts from the Gold King Mine ...
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In Light of Peabody’s Bankruptcy Navajos Demand Just Transition 15.4.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

The nation's largest coal company, Peabody Energy Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday as the coal industry grapples with the fallout of low natural gas prices and the increased enforcement of federal regulations. Peabody has ownership stakes in 26 mines in Australia and the U.S. including the Kayenta Mine located in the Black Mesa region of the Navajo Nation.

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EPA subpoenaed over Gold King Mine spill 14.4.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Senate Indian Affairs Committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Jon Tester of Montana approved the subpoena, which...
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Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill 14.4.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states last summer. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Jon Tester of Montana approved the subpoena, which […]
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County in Utah denies vote-by-mail procedures hindered Navajo voters 13.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
San Juan County is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges its vote-by-mail procedures hindered the ability of Navajo citizens to participate on equal terms with white citizens in the 2014 election. In a counterclaim against the plaintiffs, the county says the suit is based on fabricated claims and an attempt to control the election of the county commissioner from District 3, in the southeast part of the county. The plaintiffs sued “in bad faith,” it adds, insofar as they are challenging th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navajo artists express experience with Gold Mine spill 11.4.2016 Durango Herald
Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. It means “Water is Life,” and for the indigenous tribes affected by the mine...
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Court rules in favor of Navajo Nation in fight over remains 7.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has restored a lawsuit that sought to have human remains taken from Canyon de Chelly (dih shay) National Monument on the Navajo reservation and held by the National Park Service returned to the tribe. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling […]
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Europe provides examples on taxing to change dietary behaviors 27.3.2016 Philly.com News
A chorus has emerged among those skeptical of Mayor Kenney's plan to tax soda in Philadelphia: Why single out one industry?
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Native Americans Are Taking the Fight for Voting Rights to Court 25.3.2016 Mother Jones
On Tuesday night, the long lines of Arizona primary voters highlighted the potentially disastrous fallout from a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The specter of a new disenfranchisement controversy was all too familiar for a group of people who have been fighting for their right to vote in Arizona and much of the West for years: Native Americans. "What's happening in Indian Country is reflective of what's happening nationwide," says Daniel McCool, political science professor at the University of Utah and coauthor of the book Native Vote. Earlier this month, Indian Country Media Network reported that Native American and Alaska Natives have flagged voting-related problems in 17 states, via litigation or tribal diplomacy with local officials. For example, in Alaska—which will hold its Democratic caucuses Saturday—Alaska Natives scored a victory in September 2014, when a federal judge concluded that state election officials violated the Voting Rights Act when they failed ...
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Voices from voters choosing candidates in 3 Western states 23.3.2016 Yahoo: Politics

Voters come and go near a polling station at sunrise in Arizona's presidential primary election, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — Voters in Arizona, Utah and Idaho are making their choices in party caucuses and primaries based on issues such as the minimum wage and Native American and veterans affairs.


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Arizona primary: Native Americans could be key for Democrats 22.3.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Bernie Sanders is the first candidate in 17 years to campaign on the nation's largest reservation, while Clinton has a long history working on tribal issues.
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Watch 'Finding Nemo' in Navajo 18.3.2016 CNN: Top Stories
"Finding Nemo," the second film to be dubbed in Navajo, will be shown for free in select theaters starting Friday.
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Ute Mountain Ute petition seeks finance investigation 11.3.2016 Durango Herald
Ute Mountain Ute tribal members are seeking an investigation into the tribe’s finances and are calling for more government transparency.They are circulating a petition for a referendum that calls for an independent investigation about whether there has been “misuse of funds at the tribal finance department.” The...
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N.M. delegation wants EPA to move on spill compensation 8.3.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s congressional delegation has concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over delays in compensation for expenses and damages caused by the Gold King Mine spill.The delegation announced Monday that it sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. It asks her agency to process...
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New Mexico congressional delegation calls for Gold King Mine spill compensation 8.3.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
New Mexico's congressional delegation is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to process reimbursement claims stemming from the Gold King Mine spill.
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Navajo Nation discretionary fund cases drawing to close 4.3.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A long-running saga over tribal officials on the Navajo Nation scheming to give money to each other’s family members is drawing to a close. Two legal cases remain after nearly 80 onetime lawmakers originally were charged with illegally drawing money from a slush fund in what became common practice on the […]
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Navajo Nation discretionary fund cases drawing to close 4.3.2016 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A long-running saga over tribal officials on the Navajo Nation scheming to give money to each other's family members is drawing to a ...
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Navajo Nation discretionary fund cases drawing to close 4.3.2016 AP National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A long-running saga over tribal officials on the Navajo Nation scheming to give money to each other&apos;s family members is drawing to a close....
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Navajo Nation seeks millions for retailer's use of its name 3.2.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc.
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