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Jonathan Nez, Buu Nygren Advance for Navajo Presidency
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Jonathan Nez, Buu Nygren Advance for Navajo Presidency

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated PressFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voters from the Navajo Nation will see familiar faces in the tribe's general election: their current president and a former vice presidential candidate, both of whom were on the ballot in 2018.President Jonathan Nez and Buu Nygren garnered the most votes in Tuesday's primary among a field of 15. Whoever wins will oversee the largest Native American reservation in the U.S., and the second-highest tribal population.Both have talked about the need for economic development and extending running water and electricity to the thousands of Navajos without it. Where they differ is on the approach to moving through the coronavirus pandemic.The Navajo Nation once had one of the highest infection rates in the United States. Nez's administr...
Crowds of Arizona Republicans Compete in Contested Primaries
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Crowds of Arizona Republicans Compete in Contested Primaries

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated PressFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's congressional primaries are packed with Republican candidates as the party tries to chip away at the state’s majority Democratic delegation. They have a good chance with redistricting that favored the GOP.Flipping just one district in November could help Republicans in Congress retake the U.S. House majority and push forward on priorities that include tougher security at the U.S.-Mexico border.Primary voting ends Tuesday.GOP candidates in Arizona have touted their military service, jostled over who is the most conservative and aggressively promoted lies about the 2020 presidential election outcome. Eight of Arizona's nine congressional seats are up for grabs, with one incumbent running unopposed.Political CartoonsThe ...