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FUNDING (5/5/20)WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The United States Department of the Treasury notified the Office of the Speaker Tuesday that $600 million has been authorized for the Navajo Nation from the first distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief funding to tribal nations. The federal funding was passed by Congress and…

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The City of Farmington Mayor, Nate Duckett told the Daily Times he was especially disappointing, given the fact that he and other elected officials had been included in a two-hour phone call with the governor’s chief of staff before the press conference, and it was his understanding the governor wanted to modify her order on…

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MILLIONS OF NAVAJO DOLLARS TURNED AWAY. NAVAJO NATION MADE CITY OF GALLUP. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham invoked the state’s Riot Control Act on Friday to essentially lock down the city of Gallup after its mayor requested that she do so on Thursday. Under the act, all roads leading into Gallup are now closed…

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Donald Trump’s Maricopa problem

Arizona’s most populous county will go a long way to determining the next president By Stuart Rothenberg Posted April 28, 2020 at 3:48pm ANALYSIS — In 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump carried Arizona by about 91,000 votes out of more than 2.6 million votes cast. His 3.5-point margin over Hillary Clinton was significantly narrower…

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The Day a Native American Tribe Drove the KKK Out of Town

Photos courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Klan thought burning crosses would scare the Lumbee tribe out of Robeson County. That’s not how things went down. Two crosses burned in Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 13, 1958. One was outside the home of a Native American woman who was dating a white man, the other outside the home…

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How to avoid Foggy Eyeglasses when wearing your Mask

Why does it happen? In a 1996 article in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, Tom Margrain, a professor at Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, explained that in general “when a spectacle wearer enters a warm environment after having been in a cooler one, his/her spectacles may ‘mist up’ due to the formation of condensation on…

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OIL TANKS: Prices continue to fall

Oil continues unprecedented sell-off: June futures drop 30%, but May contract turns positive West Texas Intermediate crude futures for May delivery pared losses to trade in positive territory on Tuesday, one day after plunging below zero for the first time in history. The contract expires today, which means that thin trading volume has contributed to the…

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Navajo Nation issues Public Health Emergency Order requiring protective masks to be worn in public

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health issued Public Health Emergency Order 2020-007, requiring all individuals on the Navajo Nation to wear protective masks in public to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  During online town hall sessions this week, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez informed the public that the written…

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A shopper walks past empty shelves normally stocked with soaps, sanitizers, paper towels, and toilet paper at a Smart & Final grocery store, March 7, 2020 in Glendale, California. - Fears of coronavirus or COVID-19, the disease that has sickened more than 100,000 people worldwide and has killed more than 3,400, has led nervous residents to frantically stock up on canned food as well as cleaning and hygiene products. California prepared to disembark passengers from a virus-hit cruise ship as officials played down any risk to local communities. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

DAILYMAIL: Navajo Nation reports the highest coronavirus cases per capita outside of New York and New Jersey with tribes more vulnerable to infection because of high rates of heart problems and living closer together The Navajo Nation has more coronavirus cases per capita than all US states except for New York and New Jersey Navajo…

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City of Gallup Stop Alcohol Sales at Stores

Nez-Lizer commend City of Gallup’s action to  temporarily stop alcohol sales at convenience stores WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the Gallup City Council’s vote on Tuesday, to temporarily stop alcohol sales at convenience stores in the city of Gallup, N.M. to help fight the spread of COVID-19.…

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