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Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker

Navajo Nation officials are pressing the Arizona legislature to take steps to prevent the Navajo Generating Station from closing next year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, lawmakers are considering legislation that would do away with a tax on coal in hopes of attracting potential buyers.


(Ross D. Franklin | The Associated Press)

The Arizona Legislature is being asked to exempt coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state’s sales tax as a way to help make the plant more attractive for potential buyers.

(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws.

Courtesy photo/Tanner Stechnij/Cronkite News

Hopis are voting Thursday to elect a new chairman as the tribe heads into an uncertain economic future.

Tim Peterson

Several environmental groups have sued the Trump administration over its review of more than two dozen national monuments. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the lawsuit alleges officials are illegally withholding details about the process.


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