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Health officials in Coconino County continue to report a high rate of COVID-19 community transmission in their weekly virus update released today.


Crews in Yellowstone National Park have transitioned from a search effort to recovery in their attempts to locate the well-known conservationist and former park ranger Kim Crumbo.

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A draft of the review of the vote count in Arizona's largest county finds that President Joe Biden did win the county and state. 


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Researchers say Arizona schools without mask requirements were several times more likely to experience COVID-19 outbreaks than schools with mandates in place when the current school year began. 


Navajo Police Department

The recent homicide case of 22-year-old Gabby Petito has prompted discussion regarding public attention for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in the United States. 

Authorities this week confirmed that Petito’s remains were found near Grand Teton National Park.

Associated Press | Evan Vucci

 Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States.

Navajo Police Department

An Amber Alert has been cancelled concerning four missing children on the Navajo Nation. 

The siblings, who ranged from 2 to 10 years old, were found safe and unharmed Thursday evening, according to a Navajo Police Department spokesperson.

The alert went into effect Thursday afternoon after authorities say the children’s father, Rumaldo Peshlakai, fled with the four siblings in Tsayatoh, New Mexico. The NPD reports Peshlakai made statements implying he might harm the children. 

Associated Press | Matt York

 Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud.

Navajo Nation Police Department

An Amber Alert has been issued on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico for four missing children allegedly taken by their father.

Influential Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain has died. He was a documentarian whose numerous films focused on the intersection of modern and traditional Indigenous culture. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius has this remembrance.