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Laurel Morales

Laurel Morales appears in the following:

Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters

Monday, June 30, 2014

The father of one of the 19 firefighters who died a year ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire wants to create shelters that better shield against direct flames.

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Chester Nez, Last Of Navajo Code Talkers, Dies At 93

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Chester Nez of Albuquerque, N.M., was among 29 tribal members who developed an unbreakable code that helped win World War II. He was 93 and the last of the original U.S. Marine Code Talkers.

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Grand Canyon Officials Want To Evict Bison From Park

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Officials who oversee the Grand Canyon want to evict a heard of bison. The herd has grown too big and is overgrazing park land, draining already low water resources and trampling archaeological sites.

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Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Slide Fire hasn't forced residents in Flagstaff, Ariz., to evacuate. But they're worried about the potential for another wildfire, and what it could do to their homes and businesses.

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Federal Goverment Jeopardizes Navajo Family's Ties To Its Home

Friday, May 16, 2014

The National Park Service says that an 89-year-old Navajo elder will be the last to live at Wupatki National Monument. Stella Peshlakai Smith's family faces eviction when she dies.

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Reporter's Notebook: Hopi Sacred Objects Returned Home

Monday, August 19, 2013

A reporter runs into a conundrum: how to describe a sacred Hopi item without using certain forbidden words to do so.

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From Cops To Lawyers, Indian Country Copes With High Crime

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. The U.S. attorney's office tries to take on the most violent crimes, but it often lacks enough evidence to prosecute. And because of antiquated tribal codes, the maximum Navajo court sentence is one year.

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Navajo Schools Lose Funding Due To Sequestration Cuts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Indian reservations don't collect state property taxes, meaning most of their education budget comes directly from the federal government. With graduation rates already low, administrators worry about what larger class sizes and fewer school buses will do to the community.

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