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New VA building officially opens

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The new 7,000 square-foot building that will house the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Gallup is now officially open after a dedication ceremony June 5. Just west of the old clinic, at the corner of Second Street and Highway 564, the new facility has plenty of patient parking – eight handicapped spaces and 48 regular slots. Approximately 1,155 veterans from the Gallup area use this facility on a regular basis. Services include primary care, primary mental health, and laboratory. Other services are being expanded at this new location through Tele-medicine, a new approach to primary and continuing care.

The Director of the NM VA Health Care System, Andrew...

Battery, the new past time?

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It seems in the last year, every major American city has been broached with the question of police brutality. The riots in Ferguson, MO, the more recent incident in Baltimore, MD have caused national speculation. More locally, the recent indictments of two ex-Las Cruces officers or Albuquerque’s numerous shootings.

These scenarios have caused protests on both sides of the coin, riots, destruction, injuries and indictments. McKinley County is not without it’s fair share of crime and battery charges are not in short supply, even being named in the list of the most dangerous cities in the state.

The Gallup Police Department [GPD] has already handled 614 battery reports and 596...

Navajo Nation Treaty Day message

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‘Níwohdéé’ nihi amá sání dóó nihi acheii Hwéeldi déé ahní nak’aa.’

A time ago, our grandmothers and grandfathers returned back from Ft. Sumner on foot, after years of captivity by the federal government. The Long Walk of the Navajo people was a time of suffering and sadness for the tribe.

Many of our Navajo ancestors, especially the young, old and sick, died during the march to Bosque Redondo, located southeast of Santa Rosa, N.M. Many more died in captivity.

Because of the strength and resilience of our ancestors and their Navajo leaders, the Treaty of 1868 was signed on June 1, 1868, between the Navajo Tribe and the United States of America.

Today, we celebrate...

‘Flower Power’

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Journalists not happy with new attempted restrictions by court

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ALBUQUERQUE–Quickly after the Second Judicial District Court announced restrictions to journalists covering cases, journalists denounced and mocked the restrictions. The court admitted it was “overbroad” and said that the restrictions were being rewritten.

A memo to members of the press titled “Media Access to the Courthouse” laid out the new restrictions and is dated June 2, though journalists received it on Wednesday morning, June 3.

The memo acknowledges that “cameras and recording devices are allowed in the courtroom” as long as they abide by a rule set forth by the New Mexico Supreme Court.

More from the memo, with quotes from the Supreme Court:

In addition, the...

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