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Controversial judge survives public hearing

In spite of testimony that she is seldom in her office, has allowed cases to become backlogged, renders critical decisions by phone and at least once presided over a case involving a family member, the Navajo Nation Council’s Law and Order Committee Tuesday recommended Dzil Yijiin Judicial District Judge Victoria Yazzie for a permanent appointment.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Navajos honor the first victim of the Vietnam War in 1965

The Navajo Times reported this week 50 years ago the death of Marine Lance Corporal Alvin Chester, who would be recognized as the first Navajo to be killed in action in Vietnam on July 6.

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Council refinances $60 million KeyBank loan

To prevent defaulting on a loan it received from KeyBank in 2010, the Navajo Nation Council passed a bill Tuesday that allowed it to refinance on a short-term basis.

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Udall and Connor visit Chaco, seek to amend resource management plan

The protection of Chaco Canyon, while development of oil and gas occurs in the Gallup-Mancos plays, is a priority for Udall.

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Branch chiefs identify 9 priorities

With a projected six percent shortfall in the fiscal year 2016 budget, the three branch chiefs of the Navajo Nation government met in closed session Monday to identify its nine priorities.

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Police Blotter: Police arrest 23-year-old escapee

McKinley County sheriff officials announced that Ryan Westman, who escaped from McKinley County Adult Detention Center about 2 p.m. on June 24, was captured four hours later.

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50 Years Ago: WR police building 50 years old; A rape gets a lot of attention

It’s probably something no one wants to celebrate but this month the Window Rock police and court building will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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23-year-old escapes from McKinley County jail, captured hours later

Mckinkey County sheriff officials announced that Ryan Westman, who escaped from McKinley County Adult Detention Center about 2 p.m. Wednesday was captured four hours later.

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Historical film clips, photos roll back time in Kayenta

For the past 30 years, Shonie De La Rosa has been delving into the history of Kayenta, collecting film clips and photos showing what the Navajo community looked like in the old days and how it has changed over the years.

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50 Years Ago: Nevada official’s death remains a mystery

It was a mystery that would play out in the Navajo Times throughout the summer, fall and winter of 1965 – just what happened to Delbert Howard?