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Nation targets opioid manufacturers, distributors in suit

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Purdue Pharma, Endo, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens, and WALMART named in lawsuit

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation, the largest Indian tribe in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the opioid supply chain April 11, starting with top manufacturers Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue...

Grappling with a four-legged overpopulation problem

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Activists seek humane remedies to horse overpopulation problem

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is seeking solutions to longstanding feral horse grazing issues throughout Navajo land.

It has been somewhat of a rocky road, finding solutions that is.

When activists catch wind of something brewing on the Navajo Nation, such as the authorizing of “horse hunts,” roundups and auctions, and rumors of mass culling, they step into action.

THERE’S A HISTORY TO THIS AGE-OLD ISSUE

In 1934, the Taylor Grazing Act was passed and became the first federal effort to address grazing on the Navajo Nation. In 1937, the tribe adopted the grazing regulations and by 1941, the BIA issued...

Scammers target families, alleging loved ones' injuries

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Staff Reports

The Gallup Police Department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for scam artists who are trying to defraud people by claiming one of their loved ones has been kidnapped or hurt in an accident.

Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said police responded to a call about 9:51 am April 9, from an individual who said he received a call on his cell phone from (524) 939-343-567.

The caller stated they had the person’s daughter and would take her to Mexico if they weren’t given $300. The family got in touch with Gallup police who were able to determine that the daughter was safe and had not been kidnapped.

GPD officers called other law enforcement agencies and...

Heinrich talks education, funding in Gallup visit

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Sen. makes stops at college, community pantry, veterans cemetery

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., stopped in Gallup April 2 to announce the Degrees Not Debt Act and to support the construction of the Gallup Veterans Cemetery.

During his visit, he spoke to fellow democrats at the Jim Harlin Community Pantry about his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Heinrich said voters of the region should cast their ballots for him because he knows this part of the state and because he cares about the area and is willing to fight for it.

“We work on issues here all the time that are near and dear to my heart and the community,” he said.

Heinrich pointed to initiatives like the...

Family of late Navajo Code Talker receives Congressional Silver Medal

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ALBUQUERQUE — Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) and President Russell Begaye were in attendance as U.S. Sen. Martin Henrich, D-N.M., presented the Congressional Silver Medal to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski during an early morning ceremony held at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque April 3.

The prestigious medal was presented to Benjamin Nagurski, son of Adolph Nagurski, his grandchildren, and great children in recognition and honor of Nagurski’s service during World War II.

In 2000, the Congressional Silver Medals were authorized by Congress and produced by the...

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