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50 Years Ago: LBJ’s laws to increase Black voting also helped Navajo voting rights

Anyone over 15 in 1965 and watched or read news knew one of the major stories was U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his attempt to make it easier for Blacks in the South to vote.

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Office of Speaker, Frontier Applied Sciences officials deny coal talks

Both the Office of the Speaker and a Scottsdale-based company that would possibly buy Navajo coal deny discussions – preliminary or not – between them.

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Police Blotter: Three brothers arrested on murder, assault charges

ALBUQUERQUE — Three brothers, all enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, were arrested last week on a criminal complaint charging them with murder and assault offenses arising out of a

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Admin Building No. 1 closes again

Administration Building No. 1 has been closed four times since the end of February.

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Military Briefs

Pvt. Doniar Leon Mason and Pvt. Shontelle Julian Begaye.

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As house passes compact, safety concerns flare up at Fire Rock

After a long, contentious New Mexico legislative session that scrutinized the 2015 tribal gaming compact during numerous committee and floor meetings, the final vote came down last Thursday with the House of Representatives voting 61 to 5 in favor of the compact.

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Officer’s death sparks pleas for more funding, personnel

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Shooter remembered as talented artist, ‘nice guy’

While the family of slain Navajo Nation Police Officer Alex Yazzie was preparing a funeral for an expected several hundred mourners from all over the country, another family was at their local chapter house borrowing a backhoe to dig a simple grave for a simple service.

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Officer Down

Alex Yazzie funeral Friday in Farmington

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Basketball, Kit Carson made headlines in 1965

While the tribal government continued to see Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and members of the Old Guard on the Navajo Tribal Council duke it out in the political arena, something special was being planned for April Fools Day on the Navajo reservation.