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The Navajo Post is a biweekly newspaper covering the Navajo Nation, Four Corner Region. Send all News Tips, press releases to NavajoPost@gmail.com

FARMINGTON CHARGED WITH ABUSING CHILDREN

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of abusing three children, who told police he punched, slapped and stomped on them during one of his angry fits earlier this month. Derrick Billy, 31, is accused of three third-degree felony counts of child abuse, according to the criminal complaint. Billy is accused of abusing three children on the night…

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Navajo Gaming Announces Extension of Closure Through July 5

Reopening Criteria Exceeds Industry Standards as Navajo Gaming Prioritizes Guest, Team Member and Host Chapter Safety Flagstaff, Ariz. – The Board of Directors of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) approved the extended closure of all Navajo Gaming operations in adherence to Navajo Nation Executive Order 005-20 as issued by President Johnathan Nez and Vice…

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Amazon Warehouse engulfed by Flames

REDLANDS, CA (KABC, CNN & WIAT) — Firefighters are battling a massive blaze that ripped through a large Amazon Distribution Center in Redlands, California Friday morning. Authorities say the fire happened at the Amazon Distribution Center located on West Lugonia Avenue in Redlands. Fire officials say the fire started around 5 a.m., as flames and…

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Navajo Post to Host Virtual Community Town Hall

Hi there, You are invited to Community Town HallWhen: Jun 12, 2020 03:00 to 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this Townhall:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucOusrToiEtSiqqJlPKRXN78CMfCG_A3v After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 to communities, businesses and families across the…

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COVID-19 CASES SPIKE IN ARIZONA IN ONE SINGLE DAY

The corona virus isn’t backing down and in Arizona is seeing a huge spike of cases in one single day since the ending of the lock downs and businesses opening back up. On Tuesday, the state reported 1,127 new infections of COVID-19, the highest number reported in a single day since the outbreak began, according…

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Ford Motor Donates Face Shields to Shiprock Hospital

Local Ford dealership employees at Ziems Ford Corners will deliver 7,500 (donated) Ford-produced plastic FDA-approved face shields to Navajo Nation health care workers this week. With the need for PPE in the region high, the dealership worked to get the manufacturing and shipping of these shields expedited to the region and will be delivering 5,000…

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NAVAJO NATION ON STRICT LOCKDOWN

NEZ FED UP WITH PEOPLE NOT STAYING HOME. Navajo Nation residents to be under strictest lockdown yet By FELICIA FONSECA FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of the Navajo Nation will be under the strictest weekend lockdown yet, with grocery stores and gas stations closed, and even essential workers ordered to stay home. Navajo President Jonathan…

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San Juan County said a lockdown ‘wouldn’t be legal’ for Farmington

San Juan County Commissioner Jack Fortner said a lock down for Farmington wouldn’t be legal. Declining NM Gov. offer to use the Riot Control Act like Gallup. Fortner, an Attorney himself made it clear there are legalities with a full lockdown. “I wouldn’t consider it and the mayor wouldn’t consider it,” Fortner said in the…

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