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False News Releases and Fliers Target Bears Ears Supporters in San Juan County, UT

Supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah are denouncing a fake news release, flier, and letter that have popped up in public places in San Juan County. The phony news release, claiming to be from the Interior Department, says President Obama is planning to reduce the size of the Navajo Nation Reservation by some 4 million acres. Also circulated was a letter supposedly from the vice president of the Navajo Oljato Chapter, Albert Holiday. The letter, dated...
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