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The Navajo Times newspaper will turn 57 years old in August. It became a copyrighted tabloid publication in 1960 and for most of its young years the Navajo Times office was located in an old building that stood in an area that today is the Window Rock Flea Market.

On May 24, I introduced Legislation No. 0194-17, which seeks the Navajo Nation’s approval of a replacement lease for Navajo Generating Station to allow the power plant to remain in operation until December 22, 2019, rather than to begin shutting down in July.

There has been a good deal of concern regarding the effects of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and disposal of drilling fluids in injection wells.

After several months of thorough, good-faith negotiations, a replacement lease that would keep the Navajo Generating Station operating through the end of 2019 is now in the hands of the Navajo Nation Council for consideration and, hopefully, final approval.

Guest Column: To graduates: Each of you must discover your gift

Each and every one of you graduating this year possesses something special — a gift that is uniquely yours.

Guest Column: A forgotten pride: Navajo identity

I am the little girl at the end of a dirt road seldom traveled on. The curious mind who watched her grandmother weave rugs for eight hours straight, never tiring. The young soul who never understood the land she walked on was crying for help.

What are the plans Navajo leaders? Now that coal market and technology made the ultimate decision, which the owners of Navajo Generating Station recognize, but not the Navajo Nation.

The NNPD responds to over 200,000 calls for service and conducts over 25,000 arrests every year. This is a huge amount of work for approximately 200 officers on patrol duty.

Guest Column: Wake the sleeping giant

Have you ever wondered what the Navajo Nation could be like in the future, if our youth were given a more influential role in drafting or enacting legislation?

Guest Column: Public Safety Fund will help strengthen services for victims

Throughout the United States this month, including on and around the Navajo Nation, special events and activities are held to bring attention to preventing child abuse and sexual assault.