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TRUMPS WAR: Nearly 3,000 more troops heading to Middle East

This handout picture released by the US Army shows U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on Jan. 1, 202

The Associated Press. Nearly 3,000 more troops heading to Middle East in wake of US killing of Iranian general. WASHINGTON – The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump,…

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LA Times: Two tribes aren’t recognized federally. Yet members won $500 million in minority contracts

Tribal council members break ground on the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama’s new tribal complex and church in Elba, Ala., in 2012. (Jason Johnson / Southeast Sun)

By Adam Elmahrek, Paul Pringle Dec. 31, 2019 5:54 PM Companies set up by members of a self-described and state-recognized Creek Indian tribe in Alabama have received more than $240 million in federal minority-business contracts, despite a determination by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that there is no credible evidence the group has Native American ancestry,…

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Greyhound offers free bus ticket home to runaway kids

DALLAS – Greyhound has teamed up with the National Runaway Safeline program to offer runaway kids a free ticket home. The Home Free program provides free bus tickets to kids between the ages of 12 to 21 who would like to be reunited with their families. Greyhound works with the National Runaway Safeline, a national…

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$1.4 million legislation for Adult Detention Program

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Dec. 30, 2019 – The Law and Order Committee met at Diné College Dec. 20 for their regular meeting. The committee received five reports and acted on Legislation No. 0265-19 for approval of supplemental funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance in the amount of $1,448,868 for the Navajo Nation Department of…

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Watch: Baby Shark in Navajo

It’s Here! WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Seven-year-old Drew Wilson, of Rock Point, Arizona, was clearly nervous as she stood in front of several video cameras and photographers Sunday. Wilson was the only child among several men, women and elders to audition for a singing role in the Navajo language version of the globally popular…

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‘Baby Shark’ Navajo auditions help to close generation gap

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Seven-year-old Drew Wilson, of Rock Point, Arizona, was clearly nervous as she stood in front of several video cameras and photographers Sunday. Wilson was the only child among several men, women and elders to audition for a singing role in the Navajo language version of the globally popular “Baby Shark”…

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Paying for the Powerline

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2019 – The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee convened for the Dec. 19 regular meeting and passed Legislation No. 0373-19 by a vote of 21-0 for consideration by the Navajo Nation Council. The bill was for the approval of $1,900,694.10 from the Undesignated, Unreserved Fund Balance for the 2020 transmission charge for…

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Overiding Nez

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2019 – At the Special Session of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on Dec. 19, 2019, three of four Council resolutions from the Fall Session that were vetoed by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez were overridden. The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee of the Navajo Nation Council approved each of the overriding…

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Gilmore confirmed as district court judge

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Dec. 20, 2019 – Earlier this month, at a special session of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Neomi Gilmore was confirmed as a probationary judge in the Navajo Nation District Court system. Honorable Gilmore’s confirmation came after the recommendation of the Judicial Conduct Commission to President Nez for appointment to the…

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