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Fourth generation artist holds family tradition close to heart

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Featured artist Jude Candelaria

If you love what you do every day – then it’s not work, and how many of us can truly say that?

Zuni artist Jude Candelaria is one of those people who can say that and truly loves what he does. Born and raised in Gallup, Candelaria comes from a long line of talented craftsman...

Nez-Lizer lay out priorities during State of the Navajo Nation Address

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer officially introduced newly appointed cabinet members that will serve as part of the Nez-Lizer Administration and presented the administration’s priorities during the State of the Navajo Nation Address to the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Jan 28.

“The Office of the President and Vice President is pleased to present the priorities listing for the Nez-Lizer Administration, which were developed based upon many conversations and dialogues with the Navajo People over the course of several months. We view the priorities as mandates set forth by the Navajo people,” Nez said.

“During our...

‘Miss Bala’ softens its story’s rough edges, but loses its impact

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Running Time: 104 minutes

It’s probably not the best of signs when a critic begins a review stating sometimes the best of intentions can go wrong. Miss Bala is an attempt at a gritty crime thriller and boasts an unusual role for its star, best known for her work on a comedy/drama TV series.

This tale is actually a remake of a well-regarded 2011 Mexican film about a beauty pageant contestant turned hardened criminal. But like most Hollywood redos, this effort softens out all the rough edges and adds a shiny gleam to proceedings. In the process, it appears to have lost whatever might have made it distinctive.

Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) is a sweet-natured...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 1, 2019

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Time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy week, with discs in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Blood Brother - An ex-con decides to take revenge on a group of childhood friends that he believes set him up and sent him to prison. Naturally, this is very upsetting to those being targeted, one of whom has grown up to become a police officer. The group does their best to survive the ordeal. This independent action picture got a mixed reception. One or two thought the lead (R&B singer Trey Songz) showed some promise, but more stated...

Chief Justice addresses council at winter sessions

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JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, introduced herself to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during her quarterly report Jan. 28.

Jayne is Tábąąhá, born for Kinyaa’áanii. She is from the community of Tohatchi and has been serving as the chief justice or Aląąjí Hashkééjí Nahatʹá since Jan. 24, 2018.

She told the Council that the Judicial Branch is looking forward to working with the new Council Delegates, Law and Order Committee, and the new President and Vice President.

Jayne said that the Judicial Branch is working toward the vision of resolving cases as soon as the courts can.

“That is what justice is about and that is what we need to give to our Diné...

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