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2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent. About 20 people, including district staff, parents and school board members, gathered Wednesday at the Shiprock Board Room to brainstorm about issues and solutions in the search for a leader. "We need someone who can...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters - or their survivors - can learn if they are eligible for medical benefits and compensation at a just-announced meeting to be held Tuesday. Thousands of Coloradans mined uranium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons, for the nation's defense during the Cold War. The uranium mines were scattered across the state, but most mines and mills were on the Western Slope. The U.S. Department of Labor will meet at noon Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel in...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

PAGE, Ariz. -- The search continues for a man believed to have drowned near Lake Powell. The National Park Service said Thursday that they are searching an area near Piute Farms within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for Benjamin Saltwater, 23, of Kayenta, Ariz. Saltwater disappeared on June 25 while swimming with friends on the San Juan River near the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation Police Department is helping to coordinate river patrols in the search. (c) 2008 Deseret...

2008-07-03 12:00:37

By Troy Espe, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 3--Aclassically trained trumpet player, R. Carlos Nakai was involved in a car crash in 1970 while serving in the Navy. The early morning wreck smashed his face and damaged his mouth, jeopardizing his ability to play the trumpet. "I thought my career was at an end," Nakai, 62, said. Years later, he acquired a traditional Comanche flute. The instrument revitalized his music career and awakened his Navajo-Ute ancestry. "It got me...

2008-07-01 21:00:16

By Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer The children getting off buses and running through the playgrounds of Edward Gonzales Elementary today aren't a mirage. Six weeks before the official first day of school, classes are resuming early for more than 3,500 students in 25 Albuquerque schools. Select classes will get an extra 25 days of school this year through the state's K-3 Plus, which adds classroom time to the 180-day academic calendar. Sixteen of those schools, including...

2008-06-27 09:03:03

By Bill Coates A major California utility plans to cut the switch on its share of electricity from a large coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona, citing a need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power expects to stop drawing power from Navajo Generating Station in 11 years, when the power plant's lease with the Navajo Nation expires. A 2007 California state law requires utilities to move away from power sources that emit greenhouse gases....

2008-06-17 09:00:32

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News A federal judge has given the managers of a Navajo nonprofit organization 10 days to hand over financial documents to the state of Utah or face contempt. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the managers of the Utah Navajo Development Council to hand over financial documents or file a sworn declaration that the documents do not exist before 10 days, or she will find them in contempt. The ruling comes as Utah officials work to...

2007-11-23 09:00:21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SHOW LOW, Ariz., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC., a national provider of high speed, high capacity broadband transport services primarily in suburban and rural market areas, and CellularOne of Arizona, the largest provider of cellular telephony and microwave broadband transport in the Four Corners region, today announced the creation of a joint marketing and engineering effort; partnering with the Navajo Nation to deliver the largest broadband and...

2007-10-16 15:00:40

GANADO, Ariz., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Memorial Hospital announced today that it expects its profitability to be near breakeven for FY2007. The breakeven results are attributed to Morgan and Associates' design and implementation of a turnaround plan, which offsets the $1.8 million loss projected earlier this year. "The leadership and efforts of Mr. Morgan, Mr. Razaghi and their dedicated team of professionals have saved our hospital from the brink of bankruptcy," stated Tomicita...

2007-06-18 03:14:20

By JENNIFER DOBNER SALT LAKE CITY - For nine years, the question has echoed across the high desert of southeastern Utah, hard against the corner where four states meet. Where is Jason McVean? McVean, one of three fugitives who stole a truck and shot and killed a Colorado police officer, was never found despite a search in 1998 that lasted weeks on foot, horseback and from the air in hot, rocky, canyon country. The question finally was answered last week when the Utah medical...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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