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Navajo presidential election a political cliffhanger (access required)

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The 2014 Navajo Nation presidential election has been rocked over a requirement that presidential candidates speak the Navajo language fluently. Chris Deschene, one of the two general election nominees, has been challenged for his admittedly limited language proficiency. In recent weeks, attention to it — and voter rolls — on the Navajo Reservation has grown.

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Big tax cuts come back to haunt Arizona

Big tax cuts come back to haunt Arizona

Were you fiscally conservative or fiscally irresponsible? That’s the question I pose to any incumbent Arizona legislator now running for re-election (or other elected positions) on Nov. 4 who voted for the corporate and related tax-cut legislation in 2011 that is starting to burn a hole in the state’s budget.

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Her position has evolved… since Sunday

Reagan appears to have done an about-face on her opposition to political organizations “harvesting ballots.” Reagan, who sponsored S1003 (early ballot voting; revisions) in 2013, which would have banned political groups from picking up ballots from voters and delivering them to elections officials and which was later incorporated in H2305 (election revisions; violations), said that she is willing to compromise with groups that use the technique and allow them to continue collecting ballots – with some additional oversight.

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