Senior Field Correspondent Laurel Morales (Flagstaff) believes everyone has an amazing story to tell. You just have to ask the right questions.

Morales seeks new angles and compelling unheard voices like the ex-gang member working to graduate from high school, or the honor guard who stayed with the bodies of the 19 firefighters who died last summer, or the art dealer who after visiting the Hopi decided to return sacred artifacts to the tribe.

Morales came to northern Arizona in 2003 from rural Minnesota, where she worked as a reporter after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left Minnesota Public Radio after her contact lenses froze to her eyeballs on a short walk from her apartment to the station. While Flagstaff still has snow, the winters are short and bearable.

And there’s never a shortage of stories in northern Arizona. She’s covered environmental issues at the Grand Canyon, the impact of war, wildfires and everything in between. Living next to the largest tribe and reservation in the country, many of her stories are about American Indian issues. And many of those stories are picked up by national programs.

She has won several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards and a national PRNDI for the only commentary she's ever written. It was about changing her name from Druley to Morales when she got married.

Follow her on Twitter: @laurelgwyn.

Title Author Publication Date
Harassment, Discrimination Experienced By 38 Percent of NPS Employees Laurel Morales October 13, 2017
Navajo Nation Holds Out Hope For Navajo Generating Station Buyer Laurel Morales October 10, 2017
Feds Award $1.5 Million To Gallup Detox Center Laurel Morales October 09, 2017
Phoenix And Flagstaff, Other Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Laurel Morales October 09, 2017
Navajo Housing Authority Forfeits $26 Million Laurel Morales October 06, 2017
Navajo Hospital Wins $200 Million Lawsuit Against Federal Government Laurel Morales October 05, 2017
Navajo Have Potential Buyer For Navajo Generating Station Laurel Morales September 28, 2017
SURVIVE Act Would Help Tribes Fund Victims Services Laurel Morales September 28, 2017
Navajos Experience Backlash When They Return Home Laurel Morales September 26, 2017
Flagstaff Calls On Congress To Extend DACA Laurel Morales September 21, 2017
EPA Installs Valve To Prevent Another Mine Spill Laurel Morales September 20, 2017
A Poisoned People: Sanders Still Contends With Uranium Contamination Laurel Morales September 20, 2017
Zinke Recommends Shrinking Six Monuments Including Bears Ears Laurel Morales September 18, 2017
HUD Awards $8.3 Million To Arizona Tribes Laurel Morales September 17, 2017
Hopi To Vote In Primary Election Sept. 14 Laurel Morales September 12, 2017
Hualapai Agree To Settle Water Rights Conflict Laurel Morales September 11, 2017
Flagstaff Police Debunk Deportation Scam Laurel Morales August 30, 2017
Navajo Remain Invested In Coal Laurel Morales August 24, 2017
Zinke Recommends No Eliminations, But Changes To Some Monuments Laurel Morales August 24, 2017
Navajo, Other Tribes Consider Eclipse A Bad Omen Laurel Morales August 21, 2017
Two At A Time: Cleanup Of Navajo Uranium Mines Slow Laurel Morales August 09, 2017
Zinke Says No Changes To Grand Canyon-Parashant Laurel Morales August 04, 2017
Navajo Allocate $3 Million To Former Bennett Freeze Housing Laurel Morales August 01, 2017
Navajo Lawmakers Approve Plan To Purchase Colorado Ranch Laurel Morales July 28, 2017
Many Mayer Homes Uninhabitable After Flash Flood Laurel Morales July 27, 2017

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