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Colorado delegation, EPA administrator to tour Gold King Mine and host town hall Friday

DURANGO, Colo. – Several of Colorado’s top politicians will hold a joint town hall meeting Friday afternoon directly after they tour the Gold King Mine with Environmental Protection Agency staffers, including the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Scott Tipton and Durango Mayor Dick White will be […]

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FBI: Man accused of abducting stepsons captured Sunday; no decision yet on charges

New Mexico State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigations agents found the man accused of abducting his two young stepsonssometime Sunday, the FBI Phoenix office announced Monday. The FBI did not say where 26-year-old Clinton Johnson was found, but did say it has yet to determine if he will face criminal charges. Johnson is accused […]

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FBI: Kidnapped child found dead in Shiprock; suspected abductor arrested

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. – The FBI arrested a man Tuesday evening in connection to the abduction and death of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped in San Juan County Monday afternoon and whose body was found Tuesday morning. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says Ashlynne Mike’s body was located about 6 miles south of the […]

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Gov. Martinez again vetoes money meant for Gallup Detox Center

For the third time in four years, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed money meant specifically to help keep the doors of the Gallup Detox Center – McKinley County’s only detox and shelter program – open and helping the area’s people with alcoholism and substance abuse issues. Read KOB.com’s special report on the Gallup […]

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Gallup: A crisis in the cold

Gallup: A Crisis in the Cold from Blair Miller on Vimeo. GALLUP, NM — Two U.S. senators are calling what is happening along Historic Route 66 in the sprawling high desert of western New Mexico a “public health crisis.” People are coming weekly in throngs from the vast expanses of Native American land reserves surrounding […]

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In tight vote, Navajo voters approve language fluency requirement changes

Navajo Nation voters on Tuesday approved a change to the election code that would give the Navajo people the say over whether or not candidates for official offices speak and understand the language well enough to hold office. The vote was tight, with 13,017 voting to change the language requirements and 11,778 voting to keep […]

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Begaye wins Navajo Nation presidential election

Russell Begaye will be the new president of the Navajo Nation, according to unofficial election results that show Begaye drew more than 10,000 more votes than his counterpart, Joe Shirley, Jr. Jonathan Nez, a three-time Navajo Nation Council delegate, will serve as Begaye’s vice president. View the full unofficial election results here. The Navajo Times […]

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Navajo President, Speaker: Supreme Court ‘overstepping authority’ by ordering April election

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates issued a statement late Tuesday condemning the Navajo Nation Supreme Court’s order requiring the presidential election to be held April 21 and say the court is “overstepping its authority” and “displays a lack of respect for the authorities of [the] Nation’s three-branch government,” further exposing […]

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Navajo Supreme Court: Hold elections for president, election supervisors ASAP; planned primary cancelled

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Navajo Election Administration to hold a presidential general election “as soon as possible” with Joe Shirley, Jr. and Russell Begaye as the candidates. It also ordered the Election Administration to hold elections for the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors whose seats were invalidated in an Oct. […]

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Navajo Council approves legislation to hold special presidential run-off, general elections next summer

The Navajo Nation Council on Wednesday approved a special run-off election to be followed by a general election, scheduled for next summer, to determine who will be the new president and vice president of the Navajo Nation, according to the Navajo Times. The council voted 11-1, with Charles Damon II as the sole vote against, […]

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