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Former Navajo election supervisors sue in federal court

Two and a half years ago, former Chief Justice Herb Yazzie and Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley sat inside a courtroom at Tuba City Judicial District to hear oral arguments in the challenge to Christopher Clark Deschene’s fluency in the Navajo language.

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Ex-justice files intent to sue over council meeting fees

The first Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, Tom Tso, has filed an intent to sue the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller and former acting controller Bobby White over what he considers an unlawful increase in the salary given to council delegates.

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Committee orders NAPI to patch things up with lessees

The Resource and Development Committee told Navajo Agriculture Products Industry, Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, Inc. and Upland Desert Popcorn, L.L.C they have two weeks to come back to the table, attend mediation and resolve the lease issues that have been brewing between them.

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NHA paid Zah, Keeswood over $1M as consultants

A former Navajo Tribal Chairman and Navajo Nation President, and a former Navajo Nation Council Delegate have made over $1 million combined as consultants with Navajo Housing Authority…

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Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation have donated more than $3.4M to Rehoboth School

Betsy DeVos, who is up for confirmation by the U.S. Senate for U.S. Education secretary has an indirect tie to education in this area.

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LoRenzo Bates to continue as Speaker

Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates was voted to continue as speaker for the remaining two years of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council.

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Nez ‘holding the fort’ while Begaye in D.C.

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez wasn’t in the crowds in Washington D.C. to see Donald Trump take his oath of office as the 45th United States President early Friday.

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Former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay on Trump administration, what it means for Indian Country

Former Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay (R-Dist. 7) says his soon-to-be-boss, Donald Trump, will be an inclusive U.S. President.

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Mel Begay out on $4,500 bond

The case of the Navajo Nation v. Mel Begay took another twist last week when he was released from tribal jail after paying a $4,500 bond pending his appeal before the Navajo Supreme Court.

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Elected council candidate ruled ineligible

Office of Hearings and Appeals has ruled that Steven Begay does not qualify as a candidate for Navajo Nation Council and wont be representing Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Naschitti, Tohatchi and Bahastl’a’a’.