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Former Chief Justice Herb Yazzie (right) administers the oath of office to Russell Begaye May 12 in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Photo/Marley Shebala

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Despite signing agreement to back Escalade project, administration contends project doesn't have green light

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Contrary to reports in the media, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye does not support the Grand Canyon Escalade project, a fact that his administration made clear the day after he and vice president Jonathan Nez took office May 12.