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‘You can’t be a hockey player’: England’s Brendan Perlini, Liam Kirk find success across the pond

TUCSON – Former Arizona Coyotes player Brendan Perlini and the Roadrunners’ Liam Kirk find hockey success in North America after excelling at the sport in the U.K.


Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

WASHINGTON - Many tribes did not have the broadband access needed to apply for funds that would let them improve broadband access.


Joshua trees are first plant to get California protections because of climate change

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Joshua trees have interim protections in California under the state’s Endangered Species Act, but the threat of climate change and wildfires could wipe out most of the population of the iconic yuccas.


Rez ball rebirth in Chinle: Navajo Nation rebounds as pandemic takes toll

CHINLE – After the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Navajo Nation, the community of Chinle as rebounded with the return of rez ball.


Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meetings after four years

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders said the just-ended White House summit on tribal affairs "shows promise" for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native Americans a voice in the process.


Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.


Navajo president backs bill to protect Native American voting rights

WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told a Senate panel Wednesday that special protections are needed to reverse the "very disrespectful" treatment of Native Americans who face extraordinary challenges in the voting process.


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.


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.


As cops testify on Capitol attacks, GOP lawmakers blast ‘sham’ inquiry

WASHINGTON - Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the Tuesday hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as "political prisoners."


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.