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Flagstaff High School

The Flagstaff Unified School District has announced its plan to reopen in August.

Navajo Region Fire and Aviation Management Bureau of Indian Affairs

Fire crews on the Navajo Nation say a lightning-caused wildfire has grown to 10,694 acres.

AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File

Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus.

 

AP

The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona is down somewhat from the previous day’s record-breaker.

Krista Allen / Navajo Times

The Navajo Nation is one of the hardest hit areas by coronavirus in the United States. That presents a grim reality for funeral homes during this crisis. The Navajo Nation has a burial assistance program that helps tribal members with some funeral costs, but of the 11 mortuaries that participate, only two are located in Arizona. The Valley Ridge Mortuary in Tuba City has had to bring on more staff and add a temporary storage unit due to the death toll. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with the mortuary’s director Michael Begay about the emotional impact on himself and his staff.


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