(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Navajo Nation Supreme Court says election petition case requires 'due deliberation'; issues no ruling

Navajo Nation Supreme Court says matter calls for due 'deliberation'
10/20/2014 08:49 PM MDT
TSÉ BONITO, N.M. — The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to issue a decision that would force the tribe's election board and election office to replace Chris Deschene as a presidential candidate on the general election ballot. 
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Navajo Farm to School Project seeks farmers in Shiprock area for new project
10/19/2014 07:43 PM MDT - AZTEC — A new program is looking to pair local schools with farmers from the Shiprock area who can provide fresh produce during the next school year. Full Story

Navajo Nation Council starts fall session on Monday
10/19/2014 07:29 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Navajo Nation lawmakers could consider two pieces of emergency legislation that focus on amending the tribe's election laws when the council convenes for the fall session today. Full Story

Miss Northern Navajo Robyn Barber hopes to inspire youth
10/18/2014 01:56 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Since she was a child, Robyn Barber has looked up to the women crowned Miss Northern Navajo. Full Story

One of five defendants pleads guilty to murder in Shiprock woman's death
10/17/2014 06:36 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — One of five people indicted on criminal charges in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a 28-year-old Navajo woman has pleaded guilty, according to a press release from the U. Full Story

Special meeting for Navajo Board of Election Supervisors focuses on petition to remove Deschene from ballot
10/16/2014 08:22 PM MDT - WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Although members of the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors would not comment on the content of an executive session held Thursday to discuss an effort to remove presidential candidate Chris Deschene from the ballot, the board's chairman said early voting would continue and the election is still scheduled for Nov. Full Story

Shiprock branch of the Farmington Public Library reopens after vandalism
10/16/2014 08:04 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The Shiprock branch of the Farmington Public Library reopened Thursday after it was vandalized last month, according to a press release from the Farmington library. Full Story

Petition filed in Navajo Nation Supreme Court to remove Chris Deschene as presidential candidate
10/15/2014 07:54 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — A petition has been filed asking the Navajo Nation Supreme Court to order the tribe's election board and office to remove Chris Deschene as a presidential candidate from the general election ballot. Full Story

Public weighs in on how to use Navajo Nation's $554 million trust mismanagement settlement
10/14/2014 09:41 PM MDT - CROWNPOINT — Common themes at a public hearing scheduled to help Navajo Nation leaders determine what to do with a $554 million trust mismanagement settlement included everything from improving reservation roads to building community wellness centers. Full Story

Bill proposes to delete Navajo language requirement for elected tribal officials
10/14/2014 06:42 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Another attempt to eliminate the Navajo language fluency requirement for elected officials may appear before the Navajo Nation Council. Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Full Story