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Tim Nuvangyaoma was sworn as the new Hopi chairman despite a provision in the tribe's constitution prohibiting anyone with a felony conviction in the past 10 years from running for political office. Nuvangyaoma openly talked about his struggles with alcoholism before the election and mentioned a drunken driving charge 11 years ago. Magdelene Fredericks/AP

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Former Hopi chairman challenges eligibility of successor

The new chairman of a small northern Arizona tribe entered the race despite a provision in the tribe's constitution that prohibits anyone with a felony conviction within 10 years of declaring candidacy from doing so.