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Navajo basketball teams win 1A, 3A Ariz. state championships

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez celebrate the success of Navajo basketball players who competed in the 2018 Arizona state high school basketball tournaments. Both attended games for the 1A Conference and 3A Conference tournaments this past week.

“It’s an honor to be here...

Hundreds compete in the Navajo Nation Science Fair at Red Rock Park

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Baker to Vegas run honors fallen officers

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Marathon runner to represent Navajo Police Team

Nelson McCabe, 56, of Coyote Canyon, N.M. is training for the 2018 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Now in its 34th year, two Los Angeles Police Officers first started the annual run, which honors the fallen in law enforcement. The upcoming race is scheduled for March 17-18, and features 120 miles of pavement spread over 20 stages with a field of 8,000 runners.

The run begins in Baker, California and ends at Las Vegas, Nevada. The course runs through Death Valley and is considered one of the most grueling challenges around.

“Baker to Vegas pertains to all of the fallen officers from around the country and the Navajo Nation,”...

Roadrunner reappears in Gallup

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The roadrunner recently raced through Gallup’s north side on the railway next to the flea market. The roadrunner had disappeared for months before making a reappearance in town again last weekend. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta

SWLC holds a meeting to discuss Native women’s rights

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Native women stand together

The Southwest Women’s Law Center in Albuquerque hosted a meeting Feb. 17 at the El Morro Events Center, with a focus on Native American women’s issues and the ways to strengthen and support to their community.

The SWLC also has plans to house an Indigenous Women’s Resource Center in Gallup.

As Native American women from the area came together Feb. 17, the SWLC focused on five major areas: affordable healthcare, domestic violence, fair pay, Title VII sexual harassment, and women’s reproductive rights.

Pamelya Herndon, executive director of the SWLC, said the reason for the meeting was to look at ways to lift up Native American women, and to...

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