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Delegates debate increasing Council to 44

Delegate Edmund Yazzie remembers the accomplishments he had been a part of when Thoreau was the only chapter he represented when the Navajo Nation Council had 88 delegates.


McCabe named new director of DED

Sean McCabe was named the new director for the Division of Economic Development this week.


Audit finds possible ‘criminal activity’ at NHA

A forensic audit of the Navajo Housing Authority’s non-program funds has concluded there might have been some “criminal activity” with the funds.


Talks expected after override of veterans fund veto

In a swift and unanimous vote, the Navajo Nation Council made a defiant decision to override President Russell Begaye’s veto of changes to the Veterans Trust Fund.


‘It’s not politics’

Crystal J. Deschinny came on board as the first female to head the Division of Economic Development in 2016 and on Tuesday she surprisingly resigned.


Executive, legislative – a bickering couple

In the remaining 12 months of the Russell Begaye-Jonathan Nez administration and the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, it’s worth considering not just who will seek re-election or what new faces we’ll see on the campaign trail, but to also view the relationship between the legislative and executive branches.


2017 in Review: Can you spell f-a-m-i-l-y?

Siblings sweep Fort Defiance spelling bee


New software paves the way for AMBER Alert

Key software will make it possible for the Navajo Nation to establish its own Amber Alert and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed a contract to purchase it.


Aztec gunman planned to shoot up classroom

The gunman and two students were killed in a shooting last Thursday morning at Aztec High School.


‘We lost lives,’ but quick response to school shooting praised

New Mexico’s state police chief is crediting the quick response of Aztec High School teachers and law-enforcement officers during a shooting Thursday that claimed the lives of three people.