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Education

WR board votes to end Jackson-Dennison’s contract

The Window Rock Unified School District Monday voted to terminate its contract with its superintendent, Deborah Jackson-Dennison. The vote was unanimous.

Election 2014

9 chapters to vote for Council delegates

Nine chapters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to elect Council delegates.

Election 2014

Dueling opinions issued on lack of presidential election

In an election year where nothing has been normal, there are now conflicting opinions as to what will happen on Jan. 13 when Ben Shelly’s term as president expires.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: BIA prepares to step in

Documents that were released just before Christmas of 1964 indicated that if the Navajo Tribal Council hadn’t taken steps to deal with the tribe’s growing financial crisis, the Bureau of Indian Affairs was prepared to step in and do something.

News

Nez, chief hearing officer, fired by Shelly

Richie Nez, who has been the chief hearing officer for the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals since it was created, was removed from office by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly this week.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Council strips Nakai of power

The tension between Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and the old guard on the Navajo Tribal Council had been growing in recent weeks but what the Council did on Dec. 19, 1964, came as a surprise to everyone.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Council tables traffic code

A major debate went on within the Navajo Tribal Council a half century ago over traffic laws on the Navajo Reservation. Or more to the point, not enough traffic laws.

News

Payday loan co. taken to court due to Social Security card, birth certificate

A Navajo woman, who was the subject of a 2014 profile by NBC News because of her problems with a Gallup payday loan company, has now taken that company to court.

Election 2014

High court dismisses McLaughlin appeal for another OHA hearing

The Navajo Supreme Court Friday issued a decision dismissing an appeal filed by Myron McLaughlin trying to have another hearing before the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Arts & Entertainment

‘Finding Nemo’ is next movie to be dubbed into Navajo

With the Navajo-dubbed version of “Star Wars” still in demand on DVD, the next movie to be dubbed into Navajo is the Walt Disney classic “Finding Nemo.”