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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of new housing on the vast reservation. Newly appointed members of the board that oversees the Navajo Housing Authority made the announcement late Wednesday.

(AP) - The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association has endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for species protected by the law. The association approved a resolution on the act Wednesday during a meeting in Montana. Endangered species protection is controversial because it usually brings restrictions on mining, oil and gas development, agriculture and other economic activities.

HATCH, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Hatch man is accused of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his brother-in-law multiple times in the torso. Dona Ana County Sheriff's officials say 25-year-old Chris Martinez is being held with bond on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery against a household member and false imprisonment. Authorities say Martinez went to his estranged wife's apartment Tuesday afternoon and a confrontation ensued

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man who had been mistakenly released from jail due to a paperwork error is back behind bars. KOAT-TV reports John Sena, who is charged with assaulting two police officers on June 17, was released the next day on his own recognizance after being arraigned on two counts of battery on a peace officer.

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