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Hundreds of children from Navajo Nation communities in northwestern New Mexico have new shoes today because of a collaboration involving professional golfer Notah Begay III, one of the only Native American golfers to play in the PGA Tour.

Morning Rundown: Thursday, July 8

Jul 8, 2021

It’s Thursday, July 8. The National Weather Service will extend an Excessive Heat Warning to lower elevations of Yavapai County — including the Verde Valley and Black Canyon City — on Friday and Saturday. An Excessive Heat Warning is already in effect for lower elevations in the Grand Canyon and Glen Canyon along with Mohave County. 

 

Ducey Appoints New Supreme Court Justice

Fire Updates And Morning Rundown: July 7, 2021

Jul 7, 2021

It’s Wednesday, July 7. The Arizona Department of Health Services on Tuesday documented 18,000 total deaths related to COVID-19 as the state nears 900,000 positive cases. Four additional deaths were reported today. The COVID-19 delta variant has been confirmed in both Arizona and on the Navajo Nation.

 

Tribal Roads, In-Person Instruction To Reopen On Navajo Nation

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

Arizona health officials are reporting just 50 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the coronavirus. Today's tally is only the third time since March of last year that fewer than 100 new daily cases were counted.

Fire Updates And Morning Rundown: July 5, 2021

Jul 5, 2021

Rafael Fire Nears Full Containment; Team Surveys Damage 

The Rafael Fire southwest of Flagstaff is burning at 78,065 acres and is 95% contained, according to the latest update from the Prescott National Forest. Area communities affected by the fire have been downgraded to “ready” status for potential evacuation, including Sycamore Canyon. 

 

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The largest Native American reservation in the U.S. includes parts of three Arizona counties, all of which had different approaches to precinct voting in the 2020 general election.

Voters in Apache County had to cast ballots at the polling location they were assigned. People registered in Navajo County could vote anywhere in the county. Coconino County used a hybrid model.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the first case of the COVID-19 Delta variant has been identified in the northern part of the Nation.

The Delta variant is highly transmissible. However, health experts say COVID-19 vaccines are shown to be effective in preventing in severe illness from the variant. The World Health Organization yesterday recommended fully vaccinated people continue to wear face coverings indoors and social distance to stop the spread of the new variant, as well as others.

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The Navajo Nation Council has voted unanimously to reopen Navajo-owned businesses and to resume in-person instruction for schools on the Nation.

The Navajo Nation today finalized an executive order Friday implementing Stage II Fire Restrictions, effective immediately.

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