health

Research Finds Uranium In Navajo Women, Babies

Oct 8, 2019
KNAU/Melissa Sevigny

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday.

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An Arizona state department office has temporarily closed after bedbugs were discovered in the building.

navajopeople.org, Harold Carey Jr.

Oh how sweet it isn't.

Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But children gripping grocery bags, pillow cases or empty flour sacks eager to scoop up candy might not get any.

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Researchers at the University of Arizona and Dine College are partnering to try to get more Navajo students into biomedical sciences.

Courtesy of Emmanuelle Giumelli

Kids are heading back to school this month and they’re likely full of first-day jitters, even some anxiety over new teachers and homework. Some schools in Flagstaff are trying to reduce stress in the classroom by giving lessons in mindfulness. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports from a classroom at Flagstaff Junior Academy, where a group of first and second graders are giving it a try.

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