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Navajo drops bid that could’ve delayed ballot certification

Navajo drops bid that could’ve delayed ballot certification

PHOENIX (AP) — The Navajo Nation has dropped a request that threatened to delay Arizona’s certification of general election ballots because of alleged signature deficiencies. The tribe filed a federal lawsuit last week that sought emergency relief for more than 100 Navajos who either weren’t able to address mismatched signatures […]

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Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots

Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona’s general election — a request that could delay the state from certifying ballots next month. Voters statewide were given more time to address mismatched […]

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Former Navajo Nation employee given jail time for forgery

Former Navajo Nation employee given jail time for forgery

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former community service coordinator in Twin Lakes on the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to jail for forgery. Ronda Leonard began serving her 90-day sentence in tribal jail Monday. She’ll be on probation when released. She also must repay $14,200 and write an apology […]

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Navajo man no longer faces death penalty in officer killing

Navajo man no longer faces death penalty in officer killing

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not pursue the death penalty in a case of a Navajo man accused of killing a tribal police officer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Officer Houston Largo was killed in March 2017 during a traffic stop north of Thoreau. Authorities charged Kirby Cleveland, […]

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Navajo Nation president extends crop insurance amid drought

Navajo Nation president extends crop insurance amid drought

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe’s crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions. The Gallup Independent reports Begaye recently agreed to the protections against the impacts of extreme drought on the Navajo Nation’s pastures, rangelands and forage. Begaye says the crop insurance would lessen […]

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Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend

Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing. Cosme Lopez, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of […]

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Navajo man leading county race in Utah after ballot fight

Navajo man leading county race in Utah after ballot fight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man is winning a Utah county commission race where he fought get on the ballot for the first general election after a judge ruled that local voting districts were illegally drawn along racial lines. Votes counted as of Thursday show Democrat Willie Grayeyes […]

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Nez elected to lead Navajo Nation, warns of tough times

Nez elected to lead Navajo Nation, warns of tough times

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez has been elected president of the Navajo Nation and is warning of tough times ahead for the tribe on the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. Unofficial election results for the reservation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah show Nez overwhelmingly beat former […]

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US Justice Department to monitor election in San Juan County

US Justice Department to monitor election in San Juan County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is sending a monitor to watch polls in a southeastern Utah county where Navajo voters form a slim majority. Tuesday marks the first general election in San Juan County since a federal judge ordered redistricting after finding racially gerrymandered districts illegally […]

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Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit it filed against Wells Fargo, accusing the company of engaging in predatory and unlawful practices. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last month at the request of Wells Fargo. The company argued that many claims were […]

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