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How Arizona members of Congress voted
WASHINGTON — Here’s how Arizona members of Congress voted on major issues last week. Five-Year Farm Bill: The House on Dec. 12 voted, 369-47, to extend farm, nutrition and anti-hunger programs for five years at a projected cost of $87 billion annually. The bill (HR 2) would renew the federal sugar a
Arizona State's Manny Wilkins Has Got To Stop Attempting Hurdles
Hurdles are one of the most disrespectful ways someone can get past his opponent on the football. The move not only makes for an incredible highlight, it also makes a defender look smaller and sillier than most other evasive maneuvers. But hurdles also carry the risk making a ball carrier look like
Wildcats defend home turf during 2018 Choice Classic
CHINLE, Ariz. — The Chinle Wildcats defended their home court, with the boys winning over the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets at the Choice Classic, 56 to 52. The Lady Wildcats cruise through the Choice Classic with three wins and seized the girls championship title with a 80 to 34 score.
Chinle swats down Yellowjackets to win tourney
With a championship trophy on the line, the tenor of the game leaned in the direction of the Chinle boys’ basketball team. The Wildcats hit a mind-boggling 5-of-7 shots in the closing minutes in the finals of the Choice Wireless Classic on Saturday night as Chinle eked out a 56-52 win over the Blue
Navajo Police Department to hold listening session in Shiprock
FARMINGTON — In an effort to improve service and to hear from the public, the Navajo Police Department has been conducting listening sessions in communities on tribal land this month.
Alcoholics in parking lot is top concern
When it comes to the apparent revolving door for alcoholics who end up at the Chinle jail, the police officers’ hands are tied, Navajo Nation Police told an attendee at one of the first in a series of police “listening sessions” held in Chinle last weekend.
Diné College researching school shootings, role of media
TSAILE, Ariz. — The Diné College contingent that recently spent several weeks researching school shootings and violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia., is back in class and readying for another research go-round — but this time not so far away.
Diné College students attend national conference in Florida on student leadership
TSAILE, Ariz. —The Diné College peer mentors and student interns who attended a student leadership conference in Florida noted it was the first time some met so many students from other colleges and universities across the world.
Waymo Self-Driving Vans Are Literally Diving People Crazy in Arizona
There are two sides to autonomous technology and self-driving cars – you’re either with them or against them. Sure, there are a few people other there that are still on the fence over the whole thing but, for the most part, people love ‘em or hate ‘em. Some people, as in the entire state of Arizona,
Arizona Republican Defies Whole House on Plea for Jailed Journalists
Rep. Andy Biggs was the only vote against a resolution condemning the jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) Fully 394 members of the House voted Thursday for a resolution calling for the release from jail of two Reuters reporters imprisoned in Myanmar on c
Chinle easily wins family rivalry game over Pinon
Buoyed by a 15-0 spurt in the second quarter, the Chinle Lady Wildcats ran past Pinon on Tuesday night. The Wildcats evened their record to 1-1 after posting a 62-22 win in a rare matchup that pitted mother-versus-daughter coached teams.
No simple answer to recent school threats
SHOW LOW — There have been approximately 12 threats against area schools documented by the Independent in 2018. Of those 12, four occurred in the last three weeks and were a mixture of alleged bomb threats and gun violence.
Concho house fire, one to remember for firefighters
APACHE COUNTY — A house-fire that broke out on Nov. 20 at about 7:30 p.m., on a side-road near Concho Valley, was big and tough to extinguish. The fire was three miles down the side road at mile marker 5 off State Route 61. Concho Fire Captain Roger Brown said that fire crews from Snowflake-Taylor,
Fabok still awaiting trial on charges of sexual conduct with student
HOLBROOK — Judy Fabok, the 46-year-old former Show Low classroom paraprofessional accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student, is still waiting to go to trial on charges of sexual conduct with a minor.
Canyon de Chelly reads like a history of Native America
With its 750-foot-tall, sandstone walls, Canyon de Chelly in eastern Arizona is nearly invisible from the vast tableland of the Defiance Plateau into which the Chinle Wash has carved it. The depth and micro-climate afforded by the deep canyon is perhaps the main reason people have lived here for mor
Body cameras issued to Navajo Police Department in act of accountability
Fifty-three cadets at the Navajo Nation Police Academy received a full day of training and were able to use the device in foot pursuit scenarios. The compact camera records audio, video, and is capable of taking photos. (Photo/Navajo Nation Police Department)
Apache County Sheriff's Office
The unincorporated areas of Vernon, Greer, Springerville, Eagar, Nutrioso, Alpine, McNary (Patrol District I), Saint Johns, Witch Wells, Concho, Hunt, Show Low Pines (Patrol District II), Sanders and the Navajo Nation (Patrol District III & IV) are provided law enforcement services by the Apache Cou
For volunteers, shooter training was too real
Navajo Times | Donovan QuinteroSgt. Shawn Bodie, with the Apache County Sheriff’s Office, plays the role of an active shooter during an exercise at the Nihi Dine’é Baa Wellness in Fort Defiance on Nov. 15.
50 Years Ago: Nakai: Your votes for a new nursing home
In 1966 ago, when Raymond Nakai was running for re-election, he made Navajo voters a promise: Give me another four years and I will give you a nursing home on the Navajo Reservation.
Monument Valley closed due to 'cult activity'
Monument Valley Tribal Park has closed after a group was filming without a filming permit, leading to a demonstration, according to law enforcement officials. The group was ousted while filming for "Witness in the Desert," a project led by Derek Broes, a "gnostic luciferian," better known as "Global