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Shooter remembered as talented artist, ‘nice guy’

While the family of slain Navajo Nation Police Officer Alex Yazzie was preparing a funeral for an expected several hundred mourners from all over the country, another family was at their local chapter house borrowing a backhoe to dig a simple grave for a simple service.

News

Gunman leaves two-state trail of chaos

A suspect in a domestic violence incident left a trail of mayhem between Littlewater, N.M. and Red Valley, Ariz., Thursday that ended with himself and a Navajo Nation Police officer dead, two officers wounded and two police cars disabled, according to information released Friday by the Navajo Nation President’s Office.

Education

Public softening on BIE restructuring?

If a public hearing last week in Dilkon is any indication, parents, teachers and school administrators may be starting to warm up to the idea of the tribe taking over the Bureau of Indian Education schools on the Navajo Nation.

News

Two ducks not in row for Chinle .638

The advisory board for the Indian Health Service facility in Chinle says it is prepared to go before the Navajo Nation Council to gain approval for its plan to ask the IHS for a Public Law 93-638 contract.

People

Diné actor among Elle’s ‘Most Eligible’

It’s hard to get a big head when you have Navajo friends to take you down a notch, Jeremiah Bitsui discovered.

News

Staking a claim

In San Juan County, time is running out for a Diné vision of land management

Business

Encouraging entrepreneurs

New magazine will guide the way, publisher hopes

News

Study: Uranium, radiation persist in Blue Gap

For years, the people of Blue Gap/Tachee Chapter have nervously eyed the abandoned uranium mines on the mesa above their homes, wondering if uranium still washes into their yards with every rainstorm.

Education

Results mixed for young school board candidates

Voters in the northern part of the reservation took a chance on a candidate just three years out of high school for their school board member, while another young, progressive school board candidate did not fare so well farther south.

Politics

No alcohol charge for Hale

Arizona State Rep. and former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale will not be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon confirmed Wednesday.