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COVID-19 in Arizona: Phoenix mayor says mask requirements won’t be enforced at Trump rally

An Arizona sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 but says he will not wear or enforce face masks, while some Arizonans wait more than 10 hours in the heat to receive testing.


Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future

PHOENIX – A class of Navajo women entrepreneurs graduate from a free business training program to start their own businesses and help their communities.


Native Americans have the most difficulty accessing clean water, report says

DENNEHOTSO – Unregulated drinking water sources are the greatest public health risk on the Navajo Reservation, according to the EPA.


Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A federal grant awarded to Native American Connections in Phoenix will allow the group to provide primary care medical services to patients. The group already offers substance abuse treatment and mental health services.


K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history and traditions to the classroom

PHOENIX – Native American history, culture and art were the focus of the Heard Museum’s second annual Teacher Institute.


The Navajo mother: Nellie Shirley

HOUCK – Nellie Shirley was born in 1932 on the Navajo Reservation and has lived there except during the years she attended boarding school. After her parents died when she was 13, she was sent to two schools where she was able to strengthen her Catholic faith as well as embrace her Navajo culture.

Nellie Shirley stands inside the church building where she has practiced her Catholic faith nearly all of her life.

Bus of dreams: Ganado driver hopes to inspire students with snapshots, words of greatness

GANADO – Bus driver Freddie Yazzie inspires students with photos all over bus of other students who succeeded in Navajo community.


Arizona House moves forward on code of conduct before session ends

PHOENIX – The House approved a motion by voice vote to move forward with a code of conduct that Republican leaders promised last year.


Arizona filmmakers spark discrimination discussion at ACLU event

PHOENIX – “You Racist, Sexist, Bigot” features the stories of Arizonans of different races, sexuality, religion, political beliefs and gender to start difficult discussions about discrimination.


Arizona’s drought plan faces several obstacles, and time is just one of them

PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers say they’ve made progress on a drought contingency plan, but much remains to be done before a Jan. 31 deadline imposed by federal water managers.


Played among livestock, medicinal plants, ‘rez golf’ builds community among Navajo

LOW MOUNTAIN – “Rez golf,” played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, is gaining popularity among Navajos.


Future takes flight: Navajo youths copilot planes over the Grand Canyon

The teenage squadron of the Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona wing, named after a Navajo Code Talker, soared over the Grand Canyon in their first flights.