Jonathan Nez

Office of Tom O'Halleran

Navajo Nation leaders and federal officials recently toured an abandoned uranium mine on the reservation. The trip highlighted the continued threats posed by radioactive pollution and the massive cleanup effort required to remediate hundreds of such mines. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has finalized a subgrant agreement to extend power lines to nearly two-dozen homes in the community of Tonalea.

Felicia Fonseca/AP

Navajo Nation health officials yesterday reported 55 new known cases of COVID-19 and more death.

Morning Rundown: Thursday, Aug. 5

Aug 5, 2021
Angela Gervasi

It’s Thursday, Aug. 5. The Ariz. Dept. of Health Services reported more than 2,289 COVID-19 cases this morning and 11 recent related deaths. Case rates have continued to increase, along with hospitalizations: as of Wednesday, 1,266 people were receiving in-patient care for the virus.  


Flags on the Navajo Nation will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of World War II Army veteran and former POW Thomas Lynch, Jr.


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed a resolution lifting several COVID-19 restrictions put in place early in the pandemic.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Monday, May 31

May 31, 2021

It’s May 31, 2021 and Memorial Day. A database established by the Arizona Republic estimates more than 3,000 Arizonans have died in military duty since 1917

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Wednesday, May 26

May 26, 2021


It's Wednesday, May 26. If you missed this morning's lunar eclipse, check out this report from KNAU's Melissa Sevigny — or these photos taken across the country. 

Meanwhile, our top headlines of the morning:

Coconino County, Flagstaff Lift Mask Guidance As Vaccinations Climb

Associated Press | Cayla Nimmo

Arizona Republicans say the voter restrictions they’re pushing after President Joe Biden’s win in the state last year are designed to strengthen the integrity of future elections.

To some, the changes will make voting more difficult than it already is.

AP Photo/Cayla Nimmo, File

Navajo Nation leaders are urging Gov. Doug Ducey to veto a bill that would shorten the time allowed to add missing signatures on early ballots. The tribe says if it’s signed into law Indian Country voters would be disproportionately impacted. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.