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When Utah Navajo Health System in Southeastern Utah first incorporated about 15 years ago, some people in the region said it would not be successful, according to a community member in Montezuma Creek.

But now, the non-profit corporation has seven facilities and is building a new clinic in Montezuma Creek, planned to open in March of 2018. To learn more about the history and success of the organization, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Utah Navajo Health System CEO Michael Jensen and board chair Jamie Harvey.

courtesy of Roberta Diswood / Just Move It

"Just Move It" is a community-centered fitness and exercise promotion program that holds events throughout the Navajo Nation, in surrounding communities, and in Indigenous communities throughout the United States. Just Move It coordinator Roberta Diswood joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to talk more about the movement, the program's history, and what to expect at the upcoming events in Cortez on Friday, July 21st at 6pm at Parque de Vida, in Towaoc on Monday, July 24th at 6pm at the Towaoc Wellness Center,  and in Shiprock on Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30pm.

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On February 13th, the owners of the Navajo generating station near Page, AZ, announced their plans to close the plant in 2019. In response, Navajo Tribal Council speaker LoRenzo Bates told KSJD the closure would bring serious economic repercussions.

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Cortez-based health care provider Southwest Health System has opted out of Proposition 106, a new Colorado law that allows terminally ill patients to end their own lives.


Standing Up To Hate

Dec 28, 2016
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center about the recent increase in hate crimes across the country, why the SPLC is tracking them, and how to stand up to a hate crime if you witness one.

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