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Election 2014

Shirley keeping up low-key campaign

For a former president who is now seeking his third term in office, Joe Shirley Jr.’s name doesn’t appear that much in the media.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Death of longtime delegate spotlighted

The Navajo Times spotlighted one of the most respected members of the Navajo Tribal Council — Roger Davis Sr. — who died 50 years ago this week after a long illness.


Code Talkers lose 4: In past week, code talkers’ deaths leave 25-27 still living

Flags on the Navajo Nation will continue to fly at half-staff this weekend in honor of the unprecedented deaths of four Navajo Code Talkers this past week. Navajo Nation President

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai campaigns to re-elect LBJ

The race for president of the United States is heating up and it seems that the Navajo Tribe is finding itself caught in the middle, in part because of the decision by the tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai, to do everything he can to get Lyndon B. Johnson re-elected.


2 Code Talkers pass on in one week

Two Navajo Code Talkers died this past week, according to the tribal government and family members.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Grassroots work to make Crownpoint a chapter

People in Crownpoint Chapter may not remember this, but 50 years ago they didn’t exist. Yes, in all the years that the Navajo government operated, there was no chapter in

Election 2014 Politics

Complaint against Deschene’s candidacy not filed in time

An attempt by a group of Navajos as well as unsuccessful candidates for president to get Chris Deschene removed from the general election ballot has failed. Officials for the Navajo


Oil & gas co. fires 8 workers to reduce costs

Officials for the Navajo Nation Navajo Oil and Gas Co. on Friday laid off eight employees as part of their effort to reduce payroll to help repay its lenders some


Ex-speaker pleads guilty in slush fund case

ABOVE: Former Navajo Nation Speaker of the Council Lawrence Morgan, right, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to charges stemming from the misuse of discretionary funds. (Times photo –

50 Years Ago News

50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka battles Interior boss

Annie Wauneka, who in 1963 was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor, has become probably the most well-known person on the Navajo Reservation to the outside world because