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After winning the 2017 election for chairman of the Hopi Tribe the legality of Timothy Nuvangyaoma's candidacy was challenged due to a prior felony conviction. (Loretta Yerian/NHO)

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Challenge against Hopi chairman thrown out

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe has survived a challenge to his job from a predecessor who alleged a felony conviction should have prevented him from being sworn in.