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Council building back trust after slush scandal

As 2016 ended, the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, LoRenzo Bates, deliberated on some of the biggest issues of the past year: the continued need to create more jobs on the reservation, concerns over the future of Navajo gaming, the dwindling power of tribal chapters and any fallout that may exist because of what a court judge called a betrayal of trust by many members of the tribal council between 2006 and 2010.

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Controller resigns

Navajo Nation Controller Jim Parris put in his resignation Tuesday, days after a legislation seeking his removal was submitted.

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B&F seeks removal of NN controller

Navajo Nation Controller Jim Parris was only confirmed into his position a year ago, but the Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee is asking for Parris to be removed.

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Three more line-item vetoes from President Begaye

He vetoed funding for the Election Administration Office, an appropriation for a Department of Water Resources Management study of the Little Colorado River, and a proposal to penalize programs by clipping 10 percent of their non-personnel operating costs as a penalty.

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Late date prompts more changes to budget

Although less than expected, the Navajo Nation Council approved adding some money to the Navajo Nation Comprehensive Budget during their special council session…

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Presto! Council’s budget amendments are back

Some $7.8 million in funds vetoed by President Begaye in the present fiscal year’s Navajo Nation budget could be restored tomorrow.

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Council names new water rights subcommittee

A five-member subcommittee will negotiate the Little Colorado River water rights settlement with the Hopi Tribe …

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OPVP on board Trump train

Although both President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez campaigned for Hillary Clinton, the two seem to be gearing up to work with the new administration.

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Mail-in voting ‘confusing’ in Utah

Eva John says the predominantly mail-in voting system in San Juan County is highly confusing.

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Unofficial Navajo Nation Election Results

Here are unofficial election results from Tuesday, Nov. 8’s, general election on the Navajo Nation, as provided by the Election Administration. The results are in Adobe PDF format and about