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Pima Community College set to raise property taxes, hikes tuition to cover salaries & student services

Pima Community College plans to increase property taxes and has bumped up tuition rates as the school tries to make up for lost revenue due to a low state support and declining enrollment. The college hopes to use increased revenues to raise staff wages and continue free services for students. ... Read more»

Tribal officials outline infrastructure gap ‘big as the Grand Canyon’

Witnesses at the House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing Wednesday cited statistics that depict a bleak picture of infrastructure on reservations, including water and electricity, and said that even those numbers were likely overly optimistic. “It’s time for America to support the Navajo Nation and all Indigenous communities and invest in utility infrastructure,” said Walter Haase, general manager of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.... Read more»

FCC grants no-cost broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes

The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”... Read more»

System could help tribal members past one voter registration hurdle

Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a vast improvement over the old process.... Read more»

Impeachment hits Navajos in a unique cultural tenderspot

The digital and cultural divide influence how Navajos approach the impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump and the question of whether he abused the power of the presidency in his dealings with Ukraine. These voters could play a big role in 2020.... Read more»