Federal Government

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Federal officials have issued preliminary permits for two hydro-storage proposals on the Little Colorado River. The projects would include four dams and four reservoirs east of Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Governor Doug Ducey has requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is urging the Trump administration to expand and speed up its response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. It comes as 14 cases of the disease have been confirmed on the Navajo Nation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Federal officials have launched multiple measures to reduce cases of missing and killed Native Americans in the past year, including boosting funding for crime victim and witness services, said a U.S. attorney who leads a Justice Department committee on tribal policy.

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A small northeastern Arizona tribe now is the primary law enforcement agency on its reservation.

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