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Navajo Nation president approves higher tax on junk-food 22.11.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country’s largest Native American reservation is going up.Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase by 2 percent the sales tax on food with little to no nutritional value, starting next year. No other...
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Navajo Nation approves 2 percent increase in sales tax for junk food sold on the reservation 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax 22.11.2014 Seattle Times: Health
The sales tax on cookies, chips and sodas sold on the Navajo Nation is going up.
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Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax 22.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up.
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Navajo Nation approves 2 percent increase in sales tax for junk food sold on reservation 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Navajo lawmakers vote in favor of 2 percent sales tax on junk food 15.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Navajo lawmakers approve junk food tax 15.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has approved a tax on junk food sold on the country's largest reservation.
Navajo court hears challenge in president’s race 14.11.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Attorneys in a case centered on the Navajo Nation’s presidential race sparred Thursday over whether a candidate meets a qualification to have unswerving loyalty to the tribe.Onetime presidential hopeful Myron McLaughlin filed a grievance against Russell Begaye earlier this month in the tribe’s...
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Yes, It’s an Imperfect System, But the Native Vote Is Worth Counting 4.11.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Navajo elections chief to scrap vote 1.11.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The elections director on the Navajo Nation under threat of a contempt charge said he will scrap Tuesday’s election for tribal president and hold the contest at a later date.The announcement Friday came amid a dispute over a requirement that presidential candidates be fluent in Navajo. Candidate Chris...
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Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt 1.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its orders that a Nov. 4 vote to pick the tribe's top official be postponed and that a candidate be removed from the ballot. The Navajo Supreme Court made the ruling against the Native American tribe's board of Election Supervisors after the board defied an Oct. 23 decision by the high court that ordered the removal of Chris Deschene's name. ...
Language fluency case back before Navajo court 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's highest court is taking up a request Friday to hold election officials in contempt for not removing a disqualified candidate from the ballot.
Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race 31.10.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting “Ya’at’eeh” and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.The party is trying hard to hang on to the seat held by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and needs Navajo voters who...
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Navajo Vote Could Factor Into Tight Arizona Race 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. The party is trying hard to hang on to the seat held by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and needs Navajo voters who lean Democrat to turn out in droves in what is one of the hardest-fought congressional races in the country. Kirkpatrick has learned to speak the Navajo language, regularly appears at the tribe's legislative sessions and has sponsored fairs and rodeos. She has touted transportation and infrastructure projects, and funding for the Head Start education program and for reservation schools that don't have a tax base. Her Republican opponent, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, has been to the Navajo Nation several times, including speaking at a Navajo Code Talkers event at the tribal capital. He has accused Kirkpatrick of failing Navajos when it comes to veterans' health care and protecting jobs in the coal ...
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race 31.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.
Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race 31.10.2014 AP Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats....
Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign 30.10.2014 NPR News
After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.
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Navajo president vetoes language-fluency changes 29.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation dealt a major setback to a candidate for the tribe's top elected post when he vetoed a bill to let voters decide whether presidential hopefuls are proficient in the Navajo language.
Navajo presidential election in limbo 28.10.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo Nation election officials are being challenged for not immediately removing a presidential candidate disqualified over a language fluency requirement from the ballot.The tribe’s high court issued an order last week for Chris Deschene’s name to be taken off the ballot and said the ballots...
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In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins 27.10.2014 Washington Post
RED MESA, Ariz. — The fans poured into the bleachers on a Friday night, erupting in “Let’s go, Redskins!” chants that echoed across a new field of artificial turf, glowing green against a vast dun-colored ...
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