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Chinle voters were solidly behind their native son, Joe Shirley Jr., Tuesday morning, but it seemed that the farther you got from Central Agency’s largest community, the more support for Shirley waned.

To the elation of her supporters, progressive Democrat Debra Haaland became one of the first three Native American women ever elected to Congress Tuesday.

Charles-Newton wins Shiprock delegate seat

Council delegate Dwight Witherspoon has resigned as delegate and will be taking on a new job as President Russell Begaye’s chief of staff for the remaining weeks of his administration.

Former Navajo Nation Chairman and President Peterson Zah introduced U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., as “shi shima” to the crowd of about 75 for the Democratic Get Out the Vote Rally on Wednesday.

As an educator, Arizona gubernatorial candidate David Garcia’s platform focuses on supporting public education.

Casting his opponent as a misogynist who believes “a woman belongs in the home,” candidate for president Joe Shirley Jr. gained the endorsement of one of the Navajo Nation’s most high-profile women at a meet-and-greet here Tuesday night.

Candidate for president Jonathan Nez said he is in favor of transitioning to a greater reliance on renewable energy, but not at the expense of Navajo jobs. He indicated there has to be a balance between the two.

When Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye vetoed the resolution for a referendum to increase the salary for president and vice president, he never sent the required letter explaining why.

Former candidate for president Vincent Harris Yazzie has filed an appeal with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court against the Office of Hearings and Appeals’ decision to dismiss his grievance against Vice President and candidate Jonathan Nez.