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Tribal Officials Outline Infrastructure Gap ‘Big as the Grand Canyon’

“It’s time for America to support the Navajo Nation and all Indigenous communities and invest in utility infrastructure.” Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs on tribal land....

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State School Officials Rebuff Ducey’s Decision To Lift Mask Mandate

The order ultimately leaves the decision on masks to school districts. Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore what they called an “irresponsible” decision in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise. “As soon as the governor released...

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Somehow, 1 in 4 Arizonans Still Insist Trump Won the Election

This is despite the insurrection and an unprecedented two impeachments. As the Senate began debate Tuesday on a historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, a recent poll shows that more than half of Arizona Republicans believe Trump was the rightful winner of the November election. The poll, taken by OH Predictive Insights shortly...

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Advocates, Lawmakers Call Biden’s Pledge to Tribal Sovereignty a ‘Welcome Change’

The memo gives agencies 90 days to come up with a plan to work with tribes, calls on them to designate someone to work with tribal leaders, and requires yearly progress reports. Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments, with one saying it...