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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.


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.


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.


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


TMC invites public to tour new wellness center

The Tsehootsooi Medical Center invites the public to tour the new “Nihi Dine’é Bá – For The People Wellness Center” tomorrow.


Early grad applies skills as cancer researcher

A Navajo student graduated early from Window Rock High School, but college brought a whole new challenge and pitted his skills against a deadly scourge of his people – cancer.


Special session planned, students may get boost

Scholarship funds available to Navajo students should get a boost of nearly 8 percent, if a bill to add $1.6 million to the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance budget makes it through the Navajo Nation Council.


2017 in Review: Diné girl gets Obama to designate World Autism Awareness Day

If you saw folks around the Navajo Nation wearing blue in April, it came from the campaign of a then 7-year-old Navajo girl in Washington state and reached all the way to the White House.


Stars and the Earth

Grandfather’s teachings show same patterns in stars, land


School in Shiprock safe after shots fired

The Navajo Nation Police Department has a suspect in custody after shots were fired near Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock, New Mexico.