San Juan County commissioners are mixed on whether or not to impose another tax to support the county's operations. The one-eighth of 1 percent tax all gross receipts would yield an estimated $4.4 million in its first year. Should the commission approve the tax?
 Yes, the commission shouldn't cut services to avoid the tax increase.
 No, the commission should reduce services to avoid the additional tax.
(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Early voting starts for Navajo Nation primary election

Absentee ballots also available by request
SHIPROCK — Early walk-in voting started on Monday for the Navajo Nation's Aug. 26 primary election. Full Story
Shiprock High names Nick Williams as the Chieftains athletic director, dean of students

Chieftains hire Nick Williams as the school's athletic director
SHIPROCK— Shiprock High School has named Nick Williams as the Chieftains new athletic director. Full Story
Editorial: Executions: no trial and error

For the third time this year, state executioners administering a lethal injection to a condemned man have botched it. Full Story
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COLUMN: The long-held belief that half of all marriages end in divorce is simply not true

I'm certain that many of you hold fond memories of Paul Harvey and, like me, remember that after he shared a negative story he would often introduce a more positive story with the words "now wash your ears out with this one. Full Story
(Courtesy of Jacob Chavez)
'Finding Bigfoot' features the Four Corners area

FARMINGTON — Jacob Chavez, the owner of Majestic Enchantment Fly Fishing on the San Juan in Turley, considers himself a Bigfoot skeptic. Full Story
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Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey. Full Story
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Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Full Story
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Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.