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Navajo Nation bill aims to remove attorney general

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By FELICIA FONSECA
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The top legal official on the Navajo Nation is being targeted for removal from office.

Harrison Tsosie has served as the tribe's attorney general since 2011. He was appointed by President Ben Shelly and confirmed by the Tribal Council.

Co-sponsors of legislation to oust him say he hasn't adequately served tribal lawmakers and disregarded their suggestions on issues related to water rights and coal.

Tsosie didn't return messages seeking comment.

Shelly says he's open to listening to the lawmakers' grievances but hasn't heard specifics on why they want to remove him from his job. He says he wants lawmakers to consider whether the move would benefit the Navajo people.

Tsosie previously served as deputy attorney general and ran unsuccessfully for tribal president.

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