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(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Kenneth Maryboy, left, and Willie Grayeyes thank their supporters, after being sworn in to the San Juan County Commission, at the San Juan County Courthouse in Monticello, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Utah Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit filed against Navajo commissioner

By The Associated Press | October 1, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Visitors entering Montezuma Creek Community Health Center are screened for possible COVID-19 symptoms with a temperature check, June 24, 2020.  The Montezuma Creek clinic is one of five other Utah Navajo Health System clinics in San Juan County.

With high vaccination rate and masks, the Navajo Nation confronts delta COVID wave

By Alastair Lee Bitsóí | August 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, a sign on a door warns people to wear face coverings at the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz. Across the nation, Native American tribes are working to protect their oldest members from the coronavirus. The effort is about more than protecting lives. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Navajo Nation reports 135 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

By The Associated Press | February 1, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

(Courtesy of Rep. John Curtis) Rep. John Curtis (right), R-Utah, shakes hands with an employee at Energy Fuels' White Mesa uranium mill in September 2019. Some $75 million for a reserve uranium was included in the massive spending bill passed by Congress this week.

Creation of new national uranium reserve could mean jobs in Utah, but is the environmental cost too high?

By Zak Podmore | December 23, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Two young boys fill the family water tank at the Oljato-Monument Valley water spigot adjacent to the post office on June 22, 2020. The water well is one of a few locations in San Juan County where members of the Navajo Nation can get clean water. More than one-third of Navajo Nation households lack running water, and the problem is even worse in San Juan County where over 40% of Navajo Nation residents have to haul water. Families fill jugs at communal wells or buy bottled water from stores — both costly and time-consuming burdens that have become only more difficult during the pandemic and the tribe's daily and weekend curfews.

Long-awaited bill to settle Navajo Nation water rights in San Juan County passed by Congress

By Zak Podmore | December 23, 2020, 3:12 a.m.

(Megan Marples | Cronkite News via AP) The sun rises over the Navajo Nation Reservation on Sept. 24, 2020, near Pinon, Ariz. On Saturday, Navajo Nation health officials reported 235 new COVID-19 cases plus three more virus-related deaths.

Navajo Nation reports 235 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

By The Associated Press | December 20, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

Lorraine Mariano

Heather Sundahl and Brenda Beyal: Pandemic threatens Indigenous cultural knowledge

By Heather Sundahl and Brenda Beyal | Special to The Tribune | December 18, 2020, 8:20 p.m.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland, N.M.-1st Dist., does a PSA for her Twitter account in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. Internet access, health care and basic necessities like running water and electricity within Indigenous communities have long been at the center of congressional debates. But until recently, Congress didn't have many Indigenous members who were pushing for solutions and funding for those issues. Hope is growing after the Native delegation in the U.S. House expanded by two on Election Day joining four others that were reelected. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)

Utahns react to Biden’s history-making choice of Interior secretary

By Zak Podmore | Taylor Stevens | December 18, 2020, 2:10 a.m.

Navajo Nation reports 183 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

By The Associated Press | December 16, 2020, 2:08 a.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tower technicians Nathan Berry, above, and Jory Christiansen work to bring internet to students in the Navajo Nation community of Halchita on Dec. 8, 2020. The tower was installed this fall with CARES Act funds and will receive a signal from a larger tower on distant Raplee Ridge.

A push to bring Wi-Fi to students on the Navajo Nation is made urgent by the pandemic

By Zak Podmore | December 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports 159 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

By The Associated Press | December 9, 2020, 6:57 p.m.

(Megan Marples | Cronkite News via AP) The sun rises over the Navajo Nation Reservation on Sept. 24, 2020, near Pinon, Ariz.

Navajo Nation reports 225 new COVID-19 cases, full ICU beds

By The Associated Press | December 6, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

(Megan Marples | Cronkite News) The sun rises over the Navajo Nation Reservation on Sept. 24, 2020, near Pinon, Ariz. The COVID-19 death rate on the reservation, the size of West Virginia, has been greater than that of any U.S. state.

Navajo Nation extends stay-home order to halt coronavirus spread

By The Associated Press | December 5, 2020, 10:49 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports 310 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

By The Associated Press | December 3, 2020, 8:50 p.m.

Navajo Nation lawmakers consider extending junk food tax

By The Associated Press | December 1, 2020, 11:33 p.m.

(Sharon Chischilly | The New York Times) Dr. Jill Jim, the Navajo Nation health director, in Window Rock, Ariz., on Aug. 19, 2020.

Navajo Nation health director named to Biden COVID-19 board

By The Associated Press | December 1, 2020, 11:27 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports 177 more COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

By The Associated Press | November 30, 2020, 11:09 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Homes on the Navajo Nation are getting electricity under a program funded by CARES Act money. With the funding expiring at the end of the year, crews are working 10 hours a day, seven days a week to reach more homes.

Navajo homes getting electricity with CARES Act funding

By Kate Groetzinger | KUER via AP | November 27, 2020, 4:43 p.m.

More than 240,000 Navajos apply for tribal virus relief funding

By The Associated Press | November 25, 2020, 11:27 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports 197 additional virus cases, no deaths

By The Associated Press | November 24, 2020, 6:09 p.m.