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nyc.gov

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.

dinecollege.edu

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.

Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family.

His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His grandfather didn't want to travel for treatment because he felt better protected within the Navajo Nation's four sacred mountains. McCabe's mother died, too, after choosing treatment so she could see her son graduate from college but having to travel far to receive it.

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