Navajo Nation

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.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Friday, May 14

May 14, 2021

AZ Health Officials, Navajo Nation Offer Pfizer Vaccine To Children 12-15

Arizona health officials on Thursday began offering doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between 12 and 15 years old. It comes after the Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, authorized the vaccine’s use for the younger demographic. 

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a bid to construct a large-scale resort east of Flagstaff and south of the Navajo Nation near Two Guns. 

Developer John Gunderman had proposed a luxury camping site with more than 770 lodging units. The Two Guns Resort was also slated to include water parks, a pet resort, and drive-in theater, among other amenities. The project, Gunderman estimated, would have required at least 150 full-time employees, along with seasonal and construction workers.


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Governor Doug Ducey Tuesday signed a bill into law that would remove inactive voters from the popular statewide list to receive mail-in ballots. Tribal leaders, however, are concerned the measure will disenfranchise voters in Indian Country. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Associated Press | Carolyn Kaster


The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

Tribal health officials also said there were 19 new coronavirus cases and one death Sunday, but the numbers weren’t immediately reported due to the Mother’s Day holiday.