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Working across party lines to address the dental care crisis

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As elected officials, it is our duty to listen to our constituents about the problems they face and work together to look for common sense solutions. We need to work across the aisle to find creative and innovative ways to do what the people sent us to the Roundhouse to do.

One of the biggest problems facing New...

Don’t fear Gallup Land Partners

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Dear Editor,

As I am currently traveling abroad in Japan I have enjoyed staying abreast of Gallup news via your great website.  I am taking the effort to write this letter out of concern in regards to your coverage of the proposed trails/recreational area on the Northside.

I am disappointed at what appears to be odd coverage of this exciting proposition for Gallup.  To be specific your coverage doesn’t seem to talk about any of the positive attributes that this project could bring to our residents and visitors.

Instead the coverage merely talks about the tax decisions the county is making on this project, and then ruminates on the dangers that may possibly exist out...

How Rep. Ben Luján is in the pocket of the Sugar Cartels

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Dear Editor,

Congressman Ben Luján (D-NM-3) is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels!  Luján continually votes to maintain the U.S. Sugar program.  Why? It is really quite simple, Congressman Luján received well over $53,000 in political donations from the sugar cartels since coming to Washington in 2009.

Thanks to Rep. Luján and others, the U.S. Sugar Program continues. The Sugar Program is a Soviet style command and control scheme that restricts planting and imports. This inflates the price of sugar in the United States to almost double the world price. So, when you go to the store to buy a snack cake or anything sweetened, you pay more!

According to the...

Letter to the Editor: The Time is Now to Expand NM PreK

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The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership (NMECDP) recently spent the day in Gallup. The day included a visit to Rehoboth Early Childhood Center and a lunch and community conversation at the Gallup Community Service Center.

NMECDP is focusing on a multi-year initiative to expand the state-funded, voluntary state PreK program to every 3-and 4-year-old who wants it. According to KIDS COUNT, 45.5% of McKinley County’s children, ages 0-5, live in poverty.  Only 49.6% of McKinley County’s 3 and 4-year-olds are enrolled in PreK. For some children, this means that they are entering kindergarten so far behind that they will never catch up.

The time is NOW to expand NM...

Recognizing Indigenous People’s Day 2017

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Editor,

Without elaborating on the systematic genocide, the vicious cycle of homelessness and alcoholism and the undue suffering of our native people and the loss of our land since 1492, the countless termination of Indigenous Peoples lives, the rape of our women and the enslavement of everyone else still alive and the exploitation of our cultures, it is our desire to allow healing to take place, to honor our ancestors, to educate the world, to establish our rightful place in history and to demonstrate and teach our children—to the Seventh Generation—what equality, diversity and inclusion is all about.

The man who was lost and about to thrown overboard by his crew in 1492...

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