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More than 220 homes on the Navajo Nation were recently connected to the electrical grid for the first time. The tribe tapped federal COVID-19 relief funds for the project. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Navajo Nation leaders have reissued a stay-at-home order. It tightens lockdowns and extends weekend curfews on the reservation meant to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Funeral services were held Tuesday for Army Private and Navajo Nation tribal member Carlton Chee. He died earlier this month after collapsing while training at Fort Hood in Texas. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

BIA Wildland Fire Management, Navajo Region

The Navajo Nation has downgraded fire restrictions on the reservation to allow for the use of chainsaws to gather firewood for the coming winter.

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Navajo Nation health officials Monday reported five new known cases of COVID-19 and no new recent deaths from the virus.