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Restrictions on tribal lands can make lenders leery, which is why the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program was created. By guaranteeing loans – more 42,000 totaling $7.2 billion – it gives mortgage lenders an incentive to lend.

The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a Trump administration draft plan that critics say could put income restrictions for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program. Read more»

Despite vast open spaces, like those in Monument Valley, privately held land on the Navajo Nation can sometimes be split into such small parcels that the land is unusable, one of the reasons for the federal land buyback program.

Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation. Read more»

Colorado City, Arizona, is in a remote part of the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon near the border with Utah, where a sister community, Hildale, is located.

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court’s finding that Colorado City, Arizona, had been run as an extension of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, violating non-members’ rights in the process. Read more»

A bulldozer crawls over a pile of coal at Peabody’s Kayenta mine on the Navajo Nation in this 2012 photo. The mine is closing this month, ahead of the December closure of its only customer, the Navajo Generating Station.

The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake, who’s retiring.

Protecting Arizonans with pre-existing conditions from losing their health care and controlling costs are Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's top priorities. Read more»

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