Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema faces pressure to back Democratic agenda (October 1, 2021)Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.
Cronkite News: Water levels in Colorado River falling faster than expected (September 28, 2021)New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.
Cronkite News: Thousands line up for chance to hunt bison in Grand Canyon (September 23, 2021)A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda (September 22, 2021)“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Cronkite News: Fans line up for first day of sports betting in Arizona (September 21, 2021)With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.
News21: COVID-19 exposes food security issues in Indian Country (September 21, 2021)American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing increases in food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Cronkite News: Supporters of January 6 insurrection return to U.S. Capitol (September 17, 2021)Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
Cronkite News: Yavapai-Prescott Tribe loses bid to block sports betting (September 8, 2021)Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.
Native America Calling: Ready when disaster strikes (September 7, 2021)When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.
Cronkite News: Tribal nations win court ruling for clean water rule (September 2, 2021)Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation (September 2, 2021)The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Indian students fall behind in testing amid COVID-19 (September 1, 2021)Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise (August 31, 2021)Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Cronkite News: Extreme weather prompts push to ‘build back better’ (August 30, 2021)From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Cronkite News: Arizona nears COVID-19 milestone as cases ramp up again (August 24, 2021)Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
News21: Navajo Nation addresses challenges in law enforcement (August 10, 2021)The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.
Navajo Nation welcomes Bearsun on walk across United States (August 4, 2021)Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Cronkite News: Warriors continue to bring water to Navajo Nation (July 19, 2021)An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
Cronkite News: New initiative addresses maternal mortality (July 14, 2021)In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 brings traditional practices online (July 12, 2021)Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation concerned about coronavirus variant (June 24, 2021)The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
Cronkite News: Republicans block passage of voting rights bill (June 23, 2021)Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country (June 17, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”
Cronkite News: Officials continue push for COVID-19 vaccine (June 10, 2021)COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by July 4.
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