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Flagstaff leaders seeking split from tribes in redistricting (access required)

During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.

Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.

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Fraud allegations may hurt Navajo bonding ability

Navajo Nation officials hit with a civil lawsuit alleging they used tribal money as personal slush funds and mismanaged outside funding are concerned that the complaint could impact their ability to access the capital market for a long list of unfinished projects.

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