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Election 2014

Nez: Nation has ‘window of opportunity’

Jonathan Nez, the three-time Council delegate from Shonto who is running for vice-president on the Russell Begaye ticket, can thank two people for setting the course he is on now.


Board member accused of ‘destabilizing’ NNOGC, refuses to resign

Frances Totsoni hasn’t had an easy time being a member of the board of directors of the Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company.

Election 2014

Discussions now underway about a presidential debate

With a date finally being set for a special election for tribal president and vice-president, the big question now centers on the possibility of a debate between the candidates.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Old Guard puts efforts toward getting rid of Nakai supporters

A purge is underway within the Navajo Tribe as the Old Guard — those who support former chairman Paul Jones – has begun a purge in an effort to get rid of the supporters of Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Navajo pay in 1965 – less than $50 a week

So just how much were Navajos making back in 1965? Not a lot.


Gallup candidates talk about racism and alcohol

Gallup’s relationship with its neighbors to the north and south took center stage as candidates participated in a candidate’s forum on the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus.

Election 2014

No ruling from the Supreme Court about the special presidential election

Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye, candidates for tribal president, were still waiting on Wednesday for some word from the Navajo Supreme Court on when the special presidential election will be held.

Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Man wanted on drug charges captured

MCKINLEY COUNTY – On Jan. 30, around 8:30 p.m., New Mexico Motor Transportation Police Department officers working the Gallup Port of Entry arrested a suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshals

Election 2014

Shirley fights for early election, others urge mediation

Former President Joe Shirley Jr. wonders whether decision of Navajo Nation Council to hold new primary has to do with government reform.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Program to replace Mexican workers with Navajos hits a few snags

A special project begun in January of 1965 to replace Mexicans working on farms in Yuma, Arizona with Navajos has hit a few snags.