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ABQ Trader Joe’s fires employee for comment about Diné

An Albuquerque grocery clerk picked the wrong customer to make a racist comment toward.

Education

Diné student wins local History Day contest

For a Navajo girl growing up outside the Navajo Nation, a history competition brought the chance to explore her heritage and visit Diné Bikeyah.

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WR superintendent denies chapter’s allegations

In a resolution passed on March 11, Fort Defiance Chapter asked the governing board of the Window Rock Unified School District to remove the superintendent they hired two years ago.

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Former IHS dentist blows whistle on care for Navajo patients

A terminated Indian Health Service dentist said avoiding unnecessary tooth removal, letting patients schedule appointments, and apparently saving lives constitutes “unsuitable character” to work at IHS.

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Hunt canceled, feral horses a growing problem

The Navajo Nation president’s office said the growing population of feral horses has to be addressed with a drought expected in the coming season – but not by hunting them.

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School threats pepper Nation, border towns

Since the shooting in Florida on Feb. 14, schools around the country and close to the Navajo Nation received shooting threats, went into lockdown, or issued statements about potential gun violence.

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Threatening texts prompt ‘soft lockdown’ at WR schools

The five schools of the Window Rock Unified School District went into a “soft lockdown” after a text message on Tuesday threatened a school shooting the next day.

Education

Diné College students to update econ textbook

For their capstone project at Diné College, students aren’t just going to read or study from a book on tribal economics — they’re going to update a book on the subject.

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Parents seek investigation into coachless game

When athletic officials told parents of middle school boys who lost a basketball game due to an ejected coach that their complaints would “open a can of worms,” the parents pulled out a metaphorical can opener.

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Ariz. payday lenders may have fled to NM after state capped interest

A 2010 law capping the interest rate for small “payday” lenders in Arizona may have sent the businesses across the border to New Mexico