Navajo Nation


Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have approved legislation to reopen the tribe's four casinos.

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Navajo Nation health officials Sunday reported 73 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths.

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The Navajo Nation would expand its investment in coal-fired electricity generation as part of a plan to acquire more shares in one of the Southwest's last remaining coal power plants.

A series of stories commissioned by the Travelers insurance company imagines the unfinished lives of people killed by distracted driving. The newest installment is a 28-page comic book called “Zaadii: The Legend of Z-Hawk.” It immortalizes a 3-year-old Flagstaff boy who was killed by a distracted driver in 2015. He was almost never without his Batman costume and cape. The comic envisions a grown-up Zaadii as a protector of the environment and Native lands, and is one of only a handful to feature an Indigenous superhero. The project brought together a team of professional comic book writers and artists to also encourage mindful driving. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Zaadii’s mother, Rachel Tso Cox about her son and how “The Legend of Z-Hawk” was born.

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Negotiations between New Mexico's largest electric utility and the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. could determine whether the tribe acquires a stake in one of the Southwest's few remaining coal-fired power plants.