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HRC challenges San Juan County on mail-in ballots

Fresh from a victory over allegedly gerrymandered voting districts, the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Thursday sued San Juan County, Utah, again — this time over its closure of rural polling places in favor of mail-in ballots.

Basketball

Valley, Rock Point girls to battle for Division V crown

Not since 2008 has a Rock Point girls’ basketball team played in a state finals.

Politics

Tuba City woman files lawsuit against blogger for slander, defamation

A series of photographs purportedly showing Navajo President Russell Begaye holding hands with a married woman has created a lot of buzz.

Letters

Letters: Escalade Project creates false hope for people

One ad in the newspaper even pushed the number of jobs up to 3,500 from 1,500 in over two years, in spite of two resolutions opposing the Escalade Project.

Wrestling

Miyamura’s Starkovich credits father in state title win

For the last 13 years of his wrestling career, Miyamura High senior Alias “AJ” Starkovich took his place on the center of the mat as his father took his corner.

News People

At 101, family matriarch continues to be a proud veteran

At the age of 101, Sophie Yazzie continues to do things she feels are important, which is why she was in Sacaton, Ariz. over the weekend helping to commemorate the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II.

Education

Young scientists, engineers compete at NN Science Fair

For fourth-grader Ceanna Lucy McCray, the most fun part of her science fair project this year was the chance to prove her brother wrong.

Politics

Judge finds SJC’s new voting districts unconstitutional

Two months after ordering San Juan County, Utah, to redraw its school board election districts, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby has ruled that its county commission voting districts are also flawed, and a 2011 redistricting did nothing to alleviate Navajo voters’ concerns that their voices are being suppressed.

Community

The tourist trade

Hubbell continues a legacy that started before the NPS

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: A new police chief brings changes in public safety

The new police chief for the Navajo Tribe is promising to make some sweeping changes to make the department more professional and to bring it up to the 20th century.