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Navajo official convicted on handful of forgery charges

Navajo official convicted on handful of forgery charges

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former official with the Navajo Nation’s Dilkon Chapter has been found guilty of forgery. Daryl Joe, the chapter’s vice president, had pleaded not guilty in February to five counts of forgery. He was convicted in a bench trial last month on the Navajo Nation. […]

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Storm-damaged section of northern Arizona highway reopens

Storm-damaged section of northern Arizona highway reopens

CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — A storm-damaged northern Arizona highway used to reach the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah is reopen after crews worked around the clock for 48 hours to make temporary repairs. The Arizona Department of Transportation says U.S. 89 reopened Friday night north of […]

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Collapsed northern Arizona highway under repair

Collapsed northern Arizona highway under repair

CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are repairing a collapsed major northern Arizona highway that tourists use to reach the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah. A 30-foot (9-meter) section of U.S. 89 caved in late Wednesday from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa. One person who crossed […]

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Navajo high court to hear appeal on presidential term limits

Navajo high court to hear appeal on presidential term limits

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s high court is set to hear an appeal on presidential term limits. Vincent Yazzie contends Joe Shirley Jr. should be removed from the ballot because he already has served two terms as tribal president. Yazzie’s election grievance was dismissed as untimely and […]

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Navajo Nation vice president to continue presidential bid

Navajo Nation vice president to continue presidential bid

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation official has determined that the tribe’s current vice president is still eligible to continue running for tribal presidency despite leaving out a 2002 misdemeanor conviction out of his candidate application. The Farmington Daily Times reported Wednesday that former presidential candidate Vincent H. Yazzie filed a […]

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Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than a dozen tribal […]

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Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff

Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is breaking ground on a travel center at its casino east of Flagstaff. Tribal lawmakers finalized a $10 million loan agreement for development and construction earlier this year. The money comes from a fund established through a 2014 settlement of a lawsuit that […]

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Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud

Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say a former K’ai’bii’to’ chapter accounts maintenance specialist has pleaded no contest to one count each of fraud and forgery. Tribal authorities say Berniece Pinto-Denetdeal used her position to forge signatures of other chapter officials to issue checks to herself that she […]

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Navajo leaders say members are listed in wrong boundaries

Navajo leaders say members are listed in wrong boundaries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation leaders say voter rolls list many tribe members in wrong political boundaries in a southeastern Utah county where districts were overturned for being illegally drawn based on race. Leaders are asking the state to intervene before possible incorrect ballots are sent out for […]

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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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