Navajo Nation

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The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice has settled with two mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.



Navajo Nation health officials reported 222 new known cases of COVID-19 and one more death Wednesday.

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Navajo Nation health officials say 73 communities on the reservation have uncontrolled spread of coronavirus.


The Navajo Nation has tapped funds it received for COVID-19 relief to connect more than 700 households to the electrical grid. It’s part of a multi-year effort to reduce the approximately 15,000 homes without electricity on the reservation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


A long-running water rights settlement between the Navajo Nation, state of Utah and the federal government has become law. It was part of sweeping COVID-19 and government-funding legislation signed by President Trump Sunday night. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.