- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is moving ahead with the purchase of land in northwestern New Mexico for a possible health care facility.

Tribal President Russell Begaye approved a bill this week to finalize the purchase of 81 acres east of downtown Gallup.

The land is an allotment owned by a tribal member who offered it up for sale.

The tribe will use money from its Land Acquisition Trust Fund to buy for just over $163,000.

The bill’s sponsor, Edmund Yazzie, says he’s been asking the federal government for money for a new Indian Health Services facility that could be built there..

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