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Cronkite News: Republican pardoned in connection with Oak Flat land deal (January 21, 2021)In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
Cronkite News: Hate crimes on the rise as Trump era comes to an end (January 12, 2021)Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
Cronkite News: Young athletes raise awareness for missing and murdered (January 6, 2021)The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.
Cronkite News: Organization battles food insecurity in O’odham territory (January 4, 2021)When the coronavirus hit a community bordering the Tohono O’odham Nation, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out.
Gaylord News: MMIW dress added to Smithsonian exhibit (January 4, 2021)For Isabella Aiukli Cornell, prom was a way to bring attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation health leader advises Joe Biden on COVID-19 (December 15, 2020)Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders cast electoral votes for Joe Biden (December 14, 2020)Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Navajo families line up for heating help (December 9, 2020)For the fifth year, a Navajo Nation program is helping reservation residents stay warm through by distributing coal for free.
Cronkite News: Group provides firewood for elders on Navajo Nation (December 7, 2020)Volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation, where nearly 90 percent of homes rely on wood for heat.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly formally joins U.S. Senate (December 3, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly heads to Capitol Hill after Senate victory (November 30, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.
Cronkite News: Trump administration eyes action on mine at sacred Apache site (November 27, 2020)Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation copes with widespread impacts of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.
Cronkite News: Native people fall behind in cancer screening and treatment (November 18, 2020)In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Native basketball tournament readies post-COVID return (November 16, 2020)After a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July 2021.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation (November 12, 2020)A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Cronkite News: Presidential ballots still being counted in key states (November 6, 2020)Four days after the November 3 election, ballots are still being counted. Donald Trump’s supporters don’t like it.
Cronkite News: Voters getting more serious about the environment (November 3, 2020)“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Cronkite News: Voter intimidation an issue during historic election cycle (November 2, 2020)Voter intimidation is illegal under state and federal law, and can result in lawsuits, fines or imprisonment.
Cronkite News: Tribes granted access to broadband licenses (October 30, 2020)The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”
Cronkite News: Voters cast millions of early ballots amid COVID-19 (October 29, 2020)Voters are casting and dropping off ballots at sites throughout the nation, including Gila River Arena in Arizona’s largest city.
Cronkite News: Deaths of migrants rose amid COVID-19 and climate change (October 28, 2020)Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.
Cronkite News: Pascua Yaqui Tribe loses voting rights case (October 26, 2020)“Pascua Yaqui voters’ voices deserve to be heard – whether it’s one vote or a thousand votes,” said Chairman Peter S. Yucupicio.
Cronkite News: Vulnerable Republican pledges vote for Supreme Court nominee (October 22, 2020)With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court to hear Trump border wall case (October 20, 2020)Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
Cronkite News: Court rules against Navajo voters in ballot lawsuit (October 19, 2020)Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
Cronkite News: Push continues for national indigenous holiday (October 14, 2020)Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
Cronkite News: Plan calls for hunting of bison in Grand Canyon (October 12, 2020)Arizona state and federal officials have agreed on a plan that includes bringing in volunteer sharpshooters to cut the number of bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
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