Race for president picking up, 5 candidates certified

Political activity for the presidency is picking up but as of Wednesday, only four candidates have actually filed for the post and have been certified by the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors.   Story »

icon Code Talker Samuel 'Jesse' Smith Sr. passes on

Samuel "Jesse" Smith Sr., a former Navajo Code Talker and long-time tribal police officer and tribal employee, died last Monday.

icon Health advocates poised for battle on junk food tax bill

The Diné Community Advocacy Alliance is optimistic about the Navajo Nation Council overriding President Ben Shelly's veto of the Healthy Diné Act of 2013 during its spring session next week.

icon Sponsors pull from KTNN fundraiser due to Redskins involvement

After sponsors pulled their support for the KTNN celebrity golf tournament due to a sponsorship from the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, some placed shame on their actions.

icon 50 Years Ago: Hopi man seeks Navajo Times' help

For reasons that were never explained, the Navajo Times has decided to get involved in an internal dispute that was going on within the Hopi Tribe.

icon Police Blotter: Gallup man arrested for stabbing relative

Calvin Bennie Fuson, who was wanted by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety in connection with a Christmas Day stabbing of an adult relative, has been arrested.



icon Naize case on hold; judge requests more info

The 12 Council delegates and one tribal employee responsible for placing Speaker Johnny Naize on paid administrative leave will have to wait until next week to see if a temporary restraining order against them is granted.

icon Officers serve at Tip-A-Cop fundraiser

To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona, several correctional and police officers spent four hours serving drinks and bussing tables at “David Adam,” police jargon for their stomping ground.

icon Politics Roundup

Retooled bond plan fixes delegates' concerns; Delegate's DWI charge may lead to dismissal; Most candidates waiting for election filing deadline.

icon 50 Years Ago: Killing of local trader unsolved after tribal, city investigations

The suspicious death of a trading post operator was the big news this week 50 years ago as both the Gallup and Navajo police departments conducted investigations into the death of James Talley, 28, of the Twin Lakes Trading Post.

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Code talkers discuss reorganization plans; Not everyone agrees with Fort Wingate settlement; Police: Murders up, rapes down slightly in 2013.

icon 50 Years Ago: Social Security benefits lead to IRS study of Diné pay

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai has been in office now for about a year and he said he discovered something just recently that amazed him - thousands of Navajos eligible to get Social Security were not getting a cent.

icon Nizhoni Elementary celebrates student success with Martinez, Bush, Skandera

This past December New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said she would come back to Nizhoni Elementary for a visit.