Alleged tax loan scheme draws legal actions

Lawsuit alleges businesses steered consumers to tax refund anticipation loans with interest rates up to 240 percent
04/26/2015 07:04 PM MDT
FARMINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Navajo Nation Department of Justice have filed a lawsuit against businesses and two individuals who are accused of scheming low-income tax filers out of their refunds and tricking them into multiple loans at high interest rates. 
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Navajo Nation Council approves $18.6 million in funding requests
04/25/2015 06:12 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Prior to adjourning their spring session this week, Navajo lawmakers approved $18. Full Story

Joe Shirley Jr.: 'The people have spoken'
04/24/2015 09:39 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — In a statement posted on Joe Shirley Jr.'s campaign website, the former Navajo Nation president indicates that he has accepted that "the people have spoken. Full Story

Farmington nonprofit brings nutrition, fitness to CCSD schools
04/24/2015 07:50 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The day Merissa Johnson, a nutritionist at Capacity Builders, taught students at Naschitti Elementary School to make pizza was the first time some of the children touched basil. Full Story

New Navajo Nation president outlines his administration's plans
04/22/2015 06:06 PM MDT - WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — The morning after winning the Navajo Nation presidency, Russell Begaye spoke about his administration's plans for the future in a press conference outside his campaign headquarters in Window Rock, Ariz. Full Story

Nizhoni Elementary School receives $20K dome-shaped greenhouse
04/23/2015 06:55 PM MDT - SHIPROCK — Nizhoni Elementary School students will have more opportunities to explore environmental science after a nearly $20,000 dome-shaped greenhouse was unveiled on their campus Wednesday morning. Full Story

Begaye, Nez win Navajo presidency
04/24/2015 09:40 PM MDT - WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Shiprock resident Russell Begaye and Shonto resident Jonathan Nez claimed the title of president and vice president during Tuesday's Navajo Nation special election. Full Story

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly reflects on his last months of service
04/20/2015 09:46 PM MDT - WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly reflected on service in his final State of the Nation address. Full Story

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine Navajo Nation presidency, election board
04/21/2015 03:04 PM MDT - WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation voters will cast ballots Tuesday to select a tribal president and fill six vacancies on the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors. Full Story

Navajo Nation Council convenes Monday for the spring session
04/19/2015 05:52 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation Council will convene for the spring session Monday in the council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz. Full Story

Blur leave Britpop behind with 'The Magic Whip'

Blur, "The Magic Whip" (Warner Bros) Blur were Britpop flag-bearers of the 1990s, waging a media-driven battle with Oasis for the musical soul of Cool Britannia. Full Story