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Uranium Mine
Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
August 09, 2017
The Navajo Nation has allocated $3 million to build homes in a portion of the reservation frozen in a state of poverty.
August 01, 2017
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The Navajo Nation is moving forward with plans to purchase a $23 million ranch in Colorado. A committee vote on July 25 was the final approval needed.
July 28, 2017
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The Navajo Nation is considering buying Colorado ranchland that contains two mountains the tribe believes to be sacred.
July 24, 2017
NGS
The Navajo Nation Council voted to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2019 then work with its owner to shut it down. This legislation buys the tribe a little more time to find a new source of revenue and jobs.
June 27, 2017
In Fry Bread Nation, we explore Navajo food staples like mutton, blue corn mush and fry bread. Some are a source of strength while others carry hidden risks.
June 26, 2017
NGS
The Navajo Nation Council will hold a special session Monday to decide when to shut down the Navajo Generating Station. The tribe is negotiating a longer lease.
June 24, 2017
Window Rock
The Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country, is finally getting its first Starbucks in Window Rock. This is another sign that the tribe’s capital city is growing.
June 21, 2017
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The Navajo tribal government has been giving out bonuses to its employees, totaling millions in public funds, according to a recent audit.
June 20, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the president and Congress shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. President Donald Trump has ordered the secretary to review any monument bigger than 100,000 acres.  
June 12, 2017

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