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Choice of site delaying construction of new GIMC

Site selection is the main holdup in construction of a new Gallup hospital, the Indian Health Service’s regional director told the Health, Education and Human Services Committee last month.


Lacking Begaye’s letter, salary vote back on

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.


Yazzie appeals Nez decision

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.


Supreme court: Shirley can try for third term

Candidate for president Joe Shirley Jr. can continue his campaign to win a third term.


AG OK’s prez’s vetoes, legislative disagrees

Attorney General Ethel Branch’s legal opinion declares that President Russell Begaye waiting an extra day to sign the $767 million operating budget for the Nation is legal, but Chief Legislative Counsel Levon Henry says it is not.


Prez’s vetoes raise time-limit questions

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has exercised his line-item veto by striking 31 items from the 2019 Navajo Nation’s $767 million operating budget – but he signed the budget a day later than the 10 days allotted to him by law.


Nez gets OK to run for prez

Navajo Nation Vice President and presidential candidate Jonathan Nez is still “legally qualified to run” in the race for president as determined by Office of Hearings and Appeals Wednesday afternoon.


Medical transports spreading alcoholism?

In the nearly four years since Nahata’ Dziil won the battle to close down the Old Red Barn liquor store and persuade the Arizona Liquor License Board to refuse the transfer of liquor licenses to the owner’s business associate, liquor is still flowing in the community.


Lizer surprised to be called ‘controversial’

Myron Lizer is not who the Navajo Nation expected Jonathan Nez to pick as a running mate.


Former Times reporter now writing fiction, poetry

In the middle of a phone interview with former Navajo Times reporter Chee Brossy, he interrupted to ask this reporter if she was walking to her car.