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The president of the Navajo Nation testified this week before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about the Gold King Mine spill. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, President Russell Begaye told lawmakers federal agencies failed to help the tribe after the 2015 disaster. 

High Country News

Representatives with the Salt River Project say they’ll vote Monday on the future of the Navajo Generating Station near Page.    

Earth Notes: Vermilion Flycatchers

Feb 8, 2017
Dyer Lytle

In late February and early March, brilliant red and charcoal male vermilion flycatchers, like valentines on wings, arrive on their breeding grounds along Arizona’s rivers.  

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State Senator Jeff Flake says in a Tweet that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from a federal hiring freeze imposed by President Donald Trump. 

NBC News

The parents of a Prescott aid worker captured and killed by the Islamic State have made a donation to the organization they said did not do enough to help their daughter.