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Council recesses again but this time due to Solar Eclipse

In respect of the solar eclipse, which will take effect from 3 p.m. to about 6 p.m. local time, the Navajo Nation Council agreed Thursday to recess until it passes.

Election 2014

High court orders postponement of general, removal of Deschene name from ballot

The Navajo Supreme Court, in a decision released on Thursday, has ordered the postponement of the November 4 tribal election for Navajo Nation president.

Election 2014

‘I want my vote to count’

There was hope early this week that there would be a final decision by the time this issue of the Navajo Times went to press on all matters dealing with the upcoming election for Navajo Nation president.

Election 2014

Interior Board of Appeals: Benally owes tribe at least $500,000

Joe Shirley Jr.’s vice presidential running mate Dineh Benally is accused of failing to repay the Navajo Nation hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Election 2014

Deschene responds to Supreme Court’s dismissal of his appeal

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has dismissed the embattled Marine Corps vet’s appeal.

Politics

Council votes to recess all items for fall session until Thursday

Because there isn’t any representation from 12 Navajo Chapters to begin acting on the slew of bills listed on its fall session agenda, the Navajo Nation Council voted Tuesday to recess until Thursday morning.

Election 2014

Shirley endorsed by Navajo Code Talker

As the Navajo Supreme Court and the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors continued with plans to address the situation with Chris Deschene, his opponent, Navajo Nation presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr., continued to campaign.

Election 2014

With general election looming, finality for Deschene’s chance to remain a presidential candidate may come today

Embattled Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene’s hopes rest on Monday. He will find out, once and for all, if his name will stay on the ballot.

Election 2014

Stage set for showdown between courts, election board

The stage has been set for a possible showdown between the courts and the tribe’s election board over who has the authority to decide whether or not Chris Deschene should be allowed to run for Navajo Nation president.

Election 2014

Tsosie and Whitethorne fire back, petition Supreme Court to remove Deschene from Nov. 4 ballot

Latest action is in response to the Navajo Board of Election’s decision to keep Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene on the ballot despite the OHA’s order to replace him with the third-place winner of the September primaries.