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DINEH BENALLY CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Shiprock District Court issues temporary restraining order and  preliminary injunction to stop Dineh Benally’s hemp production immediately SHIPROCK, N.M. – Following a full day of testimony, cross-examination, and oral argument on Thursday, Shiprock District Court Judge Genevieve Woody granted the Navajo Nation’s motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to immediately stop defendant Dineh Benally’s…

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Protest Border Town Alcohol Sales, not Hemp

The dispute between the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and Hemp Farmer Dineh Benally is creating community members to take the streets.  For years, Benally grew hemp but no one said or brought anything up until now. As you pass Shiprock, N.M. s a small town in Northern New Mexico and head towards Farmington you…

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100 HOMES ON NAVAJO NATION GET POWER

NTUA connects electricity for over 100 homes  using CARES Act funds, more projects making progress WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer received an update report from Navajo Tribal Utility Authority on Saturday, indicating that NTUA’s electric line crews have connected over 100 homes to the electric grid using CARES…

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DINEH BENALLY HEMP OPERATION UNDER SCRUTINY

Navajo Nation officials meet with Navajo farmers regarding concerns with hemp production SHIPROCK, N.M. – On Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Attorney General Doreen N. McPaul, and Navajo Nation EPA Executive Director Oliver B. Whaley met with Navajo farmers in and near Shiprock, N.M. to hear their concerns regarding the alleged illegal growth and production of…

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Children’s Health Center relocation postponed until Fall 2020

From Northern Arizona Healthcare To best meet the health and wellness needs of children in our communities, including those who need a one-of-a-kind adaptive playground, the Children’s Health Center, or CHC, a service of Northern Arizona Healthcare, has postponed its relocation move date to later this Fall. Until then, all CHC services will continue to…

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Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble…

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Navajo President Fires Back CARES Act Proposal to Council

President Nez to present $652 million CARES Act  funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is scheduled to present a $652 million CARES Act funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during a special council session on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. (MDT), which includes funds for the following:…

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