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Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation

Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Energy

WASHINGTON — Deenise Becenti remembers watching a Navajo woman who had been waiting for more than 20 years to get electricity in her home flip the switch to turn on the lights for the first time this summer. “She had a whole lot of happy tears,” said Becenti, spokeswoman for the

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Solar energy, Navajo

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Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty

Wed, May 13, 2015

Economy

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The new president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony in which he outlined a pro-business agenda and signed an agreement that includes moving forward with a tram that would shuttle tourists from cliff tops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Russell

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Tags: Arizona, Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation, Russell Begaye

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Another 1-million acres near Grand Canyon remain off-limits to uranium

Fri, Sep 18, 2009

Environment

MinewebAuthor: Dorothy KosichRENO, NV - Northern Arizona's Hualapai Tribe has renewed its ban on uranium mining on nearly one million acres of land near the Grand Canyon.In an interview with the Associated Press, David Brett, president and CEO of Pacific Bay Minerals (TSX-V: PBM), said, the company had been in

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Tags: Arizona, Grand Canyon, Uranium mining, Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation, Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe

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State officials want public debate on Legislature's property tax reform bill

Tue, Jun 23, 2009

Pinal County

Arizona City IndependentPress ReleaseState County AssessorsTo the citizens of Arizona,As elected officials on the front line of the property tax issue we need to bring to the public's attention one of most important tax policy changes in recent history. In Senate Bill 1036, a companion bill to the state's budget,

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Tags: Paul Larkin, Apache County, Cochise County, Coconino County, Gila County, Gila County, Graham County, Greenlee County, La Paz, Maricopa County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Yavapai County, Yuma County

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EPA to rebuild uranium-polluted Navajo homes

Tue, Jun 16, 2009

Environment

MSNBCAssociated PressFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The federal government plans to spend up to $3 million a year to demolish and rebuild uranium-contaminated structures across the Navajo Nation, where Cold War-era mining of the radioactive substance left a legacy of disease and death.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Navajo counterpart are

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Tags: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

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