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(Times photo – Donovan Quintero)

Crunching the numbers pays off for Shirley

"Eight more years!” was the chant to which a loud and triumphant cadre of Joe Shirley Jr. supporters stormed the Window Rock Sports Center Tuesday night, declaring victory in the Navajo Nation presidential primary election with just a handful of chapters left to report. Story »

50 percent of Council delegate candidates are new

At least half of the members of the Navajo Nation Council will be new next year as 12 of the current members will be running in the general election.

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SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the elections »
Deschene cites campaign that reached entire nation »


icon Mother arrested in connection with death of toddler

Clara Beth Joe, 25, of Gallup, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of her 13-month-old child, according to the FBI and Gallup Police Department.

icon Primary Election 2014 Results!

View a roundup of this week's primary election, including unofficial results.

icon Election website got hits from around the world

The Navajo Election Administration's website that gave election results got hits from all over the world Tuesday night.

icon Shiprock man sentenced for 2nd-degree murder

Alvert Miller, 39, of Shiprock, was sentenced Wednesday in federal district court here to 72 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his second-degree murder conviction, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

icon 50 Years Ago: 'Startling' proposal to allow alcohol sales

It probably wasn't the best idea in the world but Marshall Tome, editor of the Navajo Times, said it had to be done to save the lives of hundreds of Navajos.

icon Officials working to post election results quickly

Election officials said Wednesday that they are working on ways to make sure that people interested in knowing who is ahead on election night get that information.

icon Youth develop issues, solutions then present to candidates

Young Navajos gathered at the Shiprock Chapter House on Aug. 13 for the Diné Youth Forum and 18 participated in a work session.

icon Bluestone shows new way of building NHA housing

Among the junipers, yucca, cacti, wild flowers and medicinal herbs in the Fort Defiance Plateau, Bluestone – a sustainable community development project – will be home to approximately 160 families.

icon Ground broken for final phase of ’491 paving

The final stretch of paving for U.S. Highway 491 is officially underway as Navajo Nation and New Mexico officials gathered along the highway to break ground for the final phase.

icon 50 Years Ago: Last 'treaty' signed by white man, Indians

It may not be well-known but 50 years ago this month the last treaty between the "white man and the Indians" was signed in Albuquerque.

icon Construction diverts Central Fair parade route

There have been persistent rumors that the Central Fair parade would be canceled due to the construction on U.S. 191, right where the parade usually runs.

icon At crunch time, candidates using money as best as they can

With less than 13 days to go before the Navajo Nation primary for president and the Council, presidential candidates are beginning to set priorities to get their message to the voters.

icon 50 Years Ago: Old guard reps ask BIA to remove Nakai

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai told his supporters on the Council that he wasn't worried about an attempt underway by tribal members to remove him from office.

icon NEWS BRIEFS: Day of festivities planned for Navajo Code Talker Day; Church Rock man swept away by flash flood; NTUA floats natural gas rate increase

Navajo police from the Crownpoint District began searching late Tuesday afternoon for a Navajo man who had been reported missing in a flash flood that occurred Sunday afternoon north of Church Rock, N.M.

icon Former judge: Arizona can be like a trail ride

In her long career as a police officer, then a prosecutor, then a Navajo Nation district court judge, Jennifer Benally saw a lot of troubled souls.

icon Young candidates spar over sovereignty at forum

The gloves came off a bit at the most recent Navajo Nation presidential candidates' forum, with Carrie Lynn Martin taking a swing at fellow thirty-something Moroni Benally over his proposal for the Navajo Nation to demand full control over all its land and resources.