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Trump plan to boost coal eyed cautiously by Navajo power plant backers

WASHINGTON - A White House plan to prop up failing coal and nuclear power plants by making utilities buy some energy from them has drawn criticism across the political spectrum, but supporters of the Navajo Generating Station, slated to close next year, are looking closely at the plan.

Despite gains, Native American employment still lags behind nation

WASHINGTON - Native American unemployment has fallen sharply, from 40 percent in 1968 to 12 percent in 2016, but that is still more than twice the national average at the time and experts say it masks pockets of high unemployment on reservations and rural areas where systemic challenges remain.