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Navajo president vetoes funds for Boys & Girls Club

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. vetoed $1.25 million in emergency funds that would have allowed the 14 Boys & Girls Clubs on the reservation to reopen.

The Navajo Nation Council approved the money and directed it to the non-profit that has been running the clubs. But Shirley pointed out that that non-profit is losing its charter.

The 14 clubs have been closed since December due to a dispute between the non-profit and Shirley, who wants to operate them under the Navajo government.

Get the Story:
Shirley vetoes funds for club (The Gallup Independent 3/11)

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