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Navajo Nation Council

  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has been arrested. And the Navajo Nation Council accepted funding for the first large-scale fiber-optic communications network for the tribe.
  • Republican Heidi Ganahl has picked a running mate in her campaign for the Colorado governor’s office. And the Navajo Nation Council signed a historic funding bill on Friday.
  • Colorado lawmakers are advancing a plan to let residents ride buses and trains for free during parts of the summer to cut down on air pollution. And the Navajo Nation Council passed legislation that aims to curb attacks by stray dogs and other animals.
  • A proposed bill in the Navajo Nation Legislature would repeal a portion of a law that prohibits same sex marriage. And Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Nez met with officials at the White House last week.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis delivered his fourth state of the state address to lawmakers on Thursday at the state Capitol. And members of the Navajo Nation Council, along with the tribe’s President Jonathan Nez, attended the 27th annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day on Wednesday.
  • Governor Jared Polis says Colorado does have the resources it needs to weather the latest wave of coronavirus infections fueled by the Omicron variant; the Navajo Nation Council approved more than five hundred million dollars in new pandemic assistance funding for tribal members.
  • The humpback chub, an important fish species in the Colorado River basin, moved off the endangered list last week, and is now considered threatened; A $25 million road project has been approved by the Navajo Nation Council for the Shiprock, NM area.
  • The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to climb in Colorado, with a vast majority of patients unvaccinated; The Navajo Nation Council’s fall legislative session has adjourned, but not before it passed the Air Is Life Act this week.
  • Denny Lake, a city-owned body of water in Cortez, will not be getting any more water this season.Also in Cortez, a car accident has prompted a change in…
  • Shortly after a New York Times columnist reported on Navajo Nation’s bid to buy gun manufacturer Remington, President Russell Begaye said the offer was…