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NNWO: NHA needs its own set of rules 

By Cindy Yurth
Tséyi' Bureau

WASHINGTON - When it comes to spending the money allocated to it by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Navajo Housing Authority is at a disadvantage compared to the other tribally designated housing entities, according to Clara Pratte, director of the Navajo Nation's Washington Office.

When it comes to the automatic budget cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers were able to find a way to spare certain special interest programs — such as $227K program to study pictures of animals in National Geographic magazines, paying people $46K to attend an annual snowmobile competi

By Felicia Fonseca / AP

March 17, 2013

When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation's most vulnerable -- such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' assistance -- from hard hits. 

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