Senior Field Correspondent Laurel Morales (Flagstaff) believes everyone has an amazing story to tell. You just have to ask the right questions.

Morales seeks new angles and compelling unheard voices like the ex-gang member working to graduate from high school, or the honor guard who stayed with the bodies of the 19 firefighters who died last summer, or the art dealer who after visiting the Hopi decided to return sacred artifacts to the tribe.

Morales came to northern Arizona in 2003 from rural Minnesota, where she worked as a reporter after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left Minnesota Public Radio after her contact lenses froze to her eyeballs on a short walk from her apartment to the station. While Flagstaff still has snow, the winters are short and bearable.

And there’s never a shortage of stories in northern Arizona. She’s covered environmental issues at the Grand Canyon, the impact of war, wildfires and everything in between. Living next to the largest tribe and reservation in the country, many of her stories are about American Indian issues. And many of those stories are picked up by national programs.

She has won several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards and a national PRNDI for the only commentary she's ever written. It was about changing her name from Druley to Morales when she got married.

Follow her on Twitter: @laurelgwyn.

Title Author Publication Date
Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Apply To Tribes Laurel Morales July 31, 2015
Navajo Nation Votes To Relax Language Law Laurel Morales July 21, 2015
New York Man Accused Of Making Threatening Calls To Flagstaff Schools Laurel Morales July 21, 2015
Congress Holds Hearing On Native American Juvenile Justice Laurel Morales July 15, 2015
Navajo To Vote On Language Requirement Laurel Morales July 14, 2015
Reports: Juvenile Justice System Fails Native Youth Laurel Morales June 30, 2015
Artists To Complete Arizona's Largest Mural Laurel Morales June 26, 2015
Illegal Dumps Overwhelm Northern Arizona Tribes Laurel Morales June 25, 2015
Feds Require Utilities Pay For Pollution Controls, Medical Expenses Laurel Morales June 24, 2015
Navajo Nation Zoo To Provide More Eagle Feathers Laurel Morales June 11, 2015
New Mexico Fire Department Can't Afford Navajo Nation Calls Laurel Morales June 08, 2015
Thousands Of Comments Received On Tusayan Development Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales June 03, 2015
Last Day To Comment On Tusayan Road To Development Is June 2 Laurel Morales June 02, 2015
French Officials Reject Hopi's Attempt To Stop Sale Of Sacred Items Laurel Morales May 29, 2015
Navajo Band Sihasin Helps Native Youth Laurel Morales May 29, 2015
Climate Change Makes Parts Of The Navajo Nation Uninhabitable Laurel Morales May 28, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon Visitors Can Soon Call For Help Laurel Morales May 20, 2015
Recent Navajo Police Officer Deaths Expose Increased Violence Laurel Morales May 19, 2015
Hopi Ask For Help To Stop Paris Auction Of Sacred Items Laurel Morales May 18, 2015
Navajo Supreme Court Chief Justice Retires Laurel Morales May 14, 2015
New Navajo Nation President Sworn In Laurel Morales May 13, 2015
Native Americans Use Sweat Lodge Ceremonies To Recover From Heroin Abuse Laurel Morales May 11, 2015
Navajo Nation President To Be Inaugurated Tuesday Laurel Morales May 11, 2015
Grand Canyon Building $150 Million Water Pipeline Laurel Morales April 30, 2015
Three Arizonans Compete For Miss Indian World Title Laurel Morales April 22, 2015

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