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Biden reverses Trump cuts to national monuments, restores Bears Ears

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument to its previous 1.36 million-acres footprint Friday, reversing a Trump-era decision to cut as much as 85% of the southern Utah site valued for its environmental, archeological and tribal treasures.


Booker’s positive COVID-19 test, strong anti-vax player voices suggest challenging season for NBA

PHOENIX – The news that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, and his decision to keep his vaccination status private, raises interesting questions about NBA COVID protocol and how the league will move forward with some strong anti-vax voices among players.


Legalization brings legitimacy to needle exchange programs in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona’s needle exchange law is set to take effect next month. Exchange programs have been in operation in the state for years, but advocates are looking ahead to how the law will change operations.


Yurok Tribe in Northern California grows solutions in soil of crises

The COVID-19 pandemic, record drought in Northern California that has decimated fish populations and the persistent washout of the main highway have awakened the Yurok Tribe to food insecurity in the area.


Legislation to change Native American team names lacks momentum in Arizona

PHOENIX – Colorado and Nevada recently passed laws restricting team names and mascots that reference Native American culture. One former state legislator who tried to make progress in this area thinks changing Arizona will be a challenge.


Welcome to the Sho: Slugger, pitcher Shohei Ohtani dazzling Angels fans

LOS ANGELES – Drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth, Shohei Ohtani continues to set records in his fourth year and make history in the MLB.


Navajo officials confident about reopening amid spread of delta variant in U.S.

PHOENIX – Cases of the delta variant are rising in the U.S., but the tribe’s president and officials with the Navajo Department of Health express confidence about reopening the reservation at 50%.


Navajo have COVID-19 under control, but still leery of Delta variant

WASHINGTON - The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but now is not the time for tribe members to let down their guard, Navajo President Jonathan Nez said Wednesday.


Citing physiological benefits, experts say Coyotes shouldn’t lose sleep over move to Central Division

PHOENIX – The Coyotes are moving to the Central Division next season and will face teams who are much further east. Although the move may seem unintuitive to fans, academic research indicates that the Coyotes’ divisional opponents may be at a physical disadvantage when traveling to Gila River Arena.


Arizona tribes get $88 million more for housing in COVID-relief bill

WASHINGTON - Tribes in Arizona will get another $88 million in housing grants - the most of any state - from the $450 million in tribal housing assistance released Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Mohave County, Navajo officials push to broaden ‘downwinder’ coverage

WASHINGTON - Federal law compensates people who lived downwind of nuclear test sites, including many residents of northern Arizona - but not in most of Mohave County. Arizona officials told a House panel its time to change the boundaries and right that wrong.


The Dvorak notebook: Bergeron film, the Vrbackhander, hidden quick wit

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes forward Christian Dvorak has evolved into the team’s top center in his fifth season. His successful campaign employs unique tools of the trade.