Howard Graves, former Associated Press bureau chief, dies

Howard Graves, a bureau chief and reporter for The Associated Press during a 41-year career that included directing coverage in several Western states, has died. He was 90.

Son Graham Graves said his father died Wednesday of health issues related to age and Alzheimer's disease in his apartment in a Prescott, Arizona, assisted living facility.

Graves served as AP bureau chief in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Portland, Oregon, and Honolulu in a span of four decades.

In Albuquerque, he reported extensively on the Navajo Nation and was nominated by the AP for a Pulitzer for his investigative reporting on the tribal government.