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Navajo VP faces challenge in bid for presidency

Navajo VP faces challenge in bid for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s vice president is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe’s top elected post. One of Jonathan Nez’s primary election opponents alleges Nez failed to disclose a misdemeanor conviction for drunken driving in 2002. Nez’s campaign acknowledges the conviction but says Vincent […]

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Navajo candidates endorse Lujan Grisham for New Mexico gov

Navajo candidates endorse Lujan Grisham for New Mexico gov

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The remaining two presidential candidates of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation have endorsed Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham for New Mexico governor. Navajo Nation presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. said Thursday they were supporting Grisham over Republican Steve Pearce because of her record […]

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Navajo presidential hopeful had to choose new running mate

Navajo presidential hopeful had to choose new running mate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former two-term Navajo president seeking to recapture the office was forced to pick another vice presidential candidate Tuesday after discovering his earlier choice wasn’t eligible because he isn’t registered to vote. Joe Shirley Jr., who left the presidency in 2011, announced the selection of high […]

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Navajo presidential candidates to pick running mates

Navajo presidential candidates to pick running mates

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Navajo Nation vice presidential candidates (all times local): 4 p.m. A Navajo presidential candidate has selected a new running mate after finding out his previous pick was ineligible. Joe Shirley Jr. chose Buu Van Nygren, a 31-year-old with a […]

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Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election. Current tribal Vice President Jonathan Nez maintained a hefty lead throughout Tuesday’s primary among a record field of 18 presidential hopefuls. Nez garnered more than […]

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Navajos to narrow record list of 18 presidential candidates

Navajos to narrow record list of 18 presidential candidates

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation are headed to the polls to narrow a record field of 18 candidates for Navajo Nation president. More than 93,000 Navajos are registered to vote in Tuesday’s primary. The top two candidates move on to the November general […]

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Navajos choose from record number of presidential hopefuls

Navajos choose from record number of presidential hopefuls

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Louva Dahozy sat in the front of a crowded casino ballroom listening to a record number of candidates for Navajo Nation president outline plans for economic development, services for the elderly and veterans, government reform and infrastructure. “Same old thing every four years, nothing changed,” said […]

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