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Althea John / Navajo Times

Navajo spiritual tradition accepts old age as a natural part of life, but that’s doesn’t mean aging is easy – especially when language and culture can make it difficult to communicate with doctors.


At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that nine of the state's 58 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have stepped down.

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim reform advocate, say they were willing to go if there was a chance of a contested convention.

Jasser says he also takes issue with Trump's immigration ban specifically targeting Muslims.

Northern Arizona University contributed to a recent study that suggests sexual violence is widespread among college-age athletic men. That was linked to athletes’ attitudes towards women.


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Authorities say a wind-whipped brush fire has already burned about 2,500 acres in the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona about 10 miles south of Show Low.

The state Motor Vehicle Division is using one of its customer-service offices as a laboratory as the agency tries out ways to reduce wait times.

The MVD office in west Phoenix has exchanged its automated system for calling the numbers of customers waiting service for one in which an MVD employee directs people in a line to the next available service window.

Meanwhile, another MVD worker checks whether waiting customers have what they need to complete their transactions.

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