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There is a balance of about $31.2 million in the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund and during a Naabik’iyati Committee meeting lawmakers approved about $10.7 million from the UUFB for various projects.

Just six months out from the primary election, only two candidates — Rex Lee Jim and Dineh Benally — have formally announced their intention to run for the Navajo Nation’s highest office.

The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors has agreed to cancel the voting registration of more than 52,000 tribal members who did not vote in the 2014 election for president and the 2016 chapter elections.

Nicco Montaño was mobbed by adoring fans wanting to get a photograph with her outside the Navajo Nation Council Chamber Monday.

The speaker’s office reports that the 23rd Navajo Nation Council is scheduled to meet for the opening day of the winter session on Monday, Jan. 22, in the Council Chamber.

Delegate Edmund Yazzie remembers the accomplishments he had been a part of when Thoreau was the only chapter he represented when the Navajo Nation Council had 88 delegates.

Former Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election in the recent chairman race, has petitioned the Hopi Tribal Court to remove his successor from office, saying he never should have been allowed to file as a candidate.

In a swift and unanimous vote, the Navajo Nation Council made a defiant decision to override President Russell Begaye’s veto of changes to the Veterans Trust Fund.

In the remaining 12 months of the Russell Begaye-Jonathan Nez administration and the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, it’s worth considering not just who will seek re-election or what new faces we’ll see on the campaign trail, but to also view the relationship between the legislative and executive branches.

The Navajo veterans’ protest against President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Veterans Trust Fund amendments went on as planned last Thursday morning.