Russell Begaye will be sworn in Tuesday as president of the Navajo Nation.

Begaye easily beat former two-term President Joe Shirley Jr. in a special election last month to win the post on the country's largest American Indian reservation.

Begaye and Jonathan Nez, the vice president-elect, will serve a shorter term than usual. That's because the presidential contest was postponed by more than five months as legal challenges played out in court.

ABC News

A 2016 ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has been registered with the secretary of state’s office. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if passed it would mean the state would control the marijuana industry.


A Navajo Nation judge says election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's presidential contest.

Ryan Heinsius

The Arizona House is set to vote on a bill making it illegal for anyone except a family member or candidate to collect more than two early ballots from voters. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, some say the method increases voter turnout while others say it can increase voter fraud.

University of Minnesota

Nearly a week after the midterm election, thousands of provisional ballots have yet to be counted. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, that will likely not affect the outcome of the race for state schools chief or a ballot proposition that will constitutionally allow the state to reject federal actions.

The Arizona Republic

After Tuesday’s election, two statewide races and votes on a ballot proposition remain too close to call. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, thousands of uncounted ballots could have a significant impact on the outcomes.


Educational ballot measures effecting Coconino County all passed in this week’s election. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, that means more funding for the Flagstaff and Tuba City Unified School Districts.

Ryan Heinsius

Across the state today voters will decide on a variety of offices and propositions. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some local elections have garnered national attention.

Ryan Heinsius

Tomorrow, Arizonans will head to the polls to vote for a variety of local, state and national offices along with several ballot propositions. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, local election officials are expecting a high turnout on the Navajo Nation and among students.

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The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.