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Survey shows majority want larger Council

Eight years after the Navajo people voted to reduce the size of the Navajo Nation Council from 88 to 24 members, a lot of tribal members are apparently unhappy with the way things have turned out.

Politics

Medical marijuana bill sponsor backs out

After the Naabik’iyati’ voted against the bill amending the criminal code to allow cultivating marijuana for medical uses, the controversial bill was still set to go before Navajo Nation Council.

Politics

St. Mike’s chapter prez to fight recall group

Janis Damon said this past weekend she plans to fight efforts by a group of disgruntled members of her chapter who want to force her out of office.

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Deschinny out, Smith in

Committee votes to remove economic boss, keep community development boss

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Hale questions chapter misuse of money

An issue not discussed in the state of the nation report by President Russell Begaye on Monday was embezzlement of money by chapter officials.

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Delegate wants economic boss out

A bill recommending the removal of the executive director for the Division of Economic Development, Crystal Deschinny, is ready for Resource and Development Committee action.

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AP finds gerrymandering in all 3 rez states

If new statistics released by the Associated Press are to be believed, gerrymandering in the Four Corners is the rule rather than the exception.

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Former Tohatchi area delegate passes on

Former Navajo Nation Council Delegate Peterson Becenti Yazzie, who served three terms from 1999 to 2011, has died.

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Crotty testifies on Amber Alert before Senate panel

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty has diligently worked toward the Navajo Nation developing its own Amber Alert system.

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Questions remain over use of ‘Big Bo’

It was, by far, the most controversial land purchase in the history of the Navajo Nation, a purchase that helped to bring down a tribal chairman and caused a revolt that included sweeping changes that are still felt today.