VOICES FROM BLACK MESA

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DiAndre Francis, 23, is Ta’neezahnii from Hooshdódii Tó, located on Black Mesa in northeastern Arizona. DiAndre is a recent graduate of Indiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in public health. Currently, DiAndre is working at the Piñon Health Center as a biostatician with the COVID-19 task force. DiAndre’s inherent need to help his community…

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NTUA fails to acquire community consent in Cameron solar project

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By Jessica Keetso, Tó Nizhóní Ání Organizer *Disclaimer: The author has a history of working with the Cameron chapter since 2016 as a Little Colorado River Watershed Chapter Association (LCRWCA) organizer and currently as a Tó Nizhóní Ání (TNA) organizer. Ms. Keetso’s paternal grandparents (Keetso/Beard) and extended relatives originate from the Dziłibáí (Gray Mountain) area.…

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PEABODY TO CANCEL HEALTH CARE BENEFIT FOR RETIRED COAL MINERS

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Peabody Energy is ending a health care benefit program for retired miners as a cost-saving measure. The St. Louis-based coal giant announced plans last week to discontinue coverage of medical expenses for workers enrolled in Medicare and to stop providing life insurance to retirees, The Casper Star-Tribune reported. The change is expected to go into effect…

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