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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in north Gallup

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Police are looking for the individual that shot a man last night, shortly before 7 pm, at the Black Diamond Mobile Home Park on East Wilson.

Gallup Police Department officials are currently investigating the incident, but the victim (details pending) was shot once in the abdomen.

After being shot, he went to the Med Star...

Board weighs in on energy drinks in district schools

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The question as to whether energy drinks should be completely prohibited at district schools was discussed at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct.19.

According to Interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett, a recent survey of all Gallup district schools revealed that out of the 19 of 35 schools that participated, Thoreau High School allows energy drinks to be consumed even though the school “discouraged it because of health reasons.”

District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said there is a district-wide wellness policy that states that schools cannot supply energy drinks to the students such as selling them on the lunch menu or at school...

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

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The local uproar created by a single veteran with a comfort animal that entered a restaurant to eat a few weeks ago, continues with a lot of disinformation. The conversation started with an ADA activist (lack of identification on her part compels me to list her as such) attempting to mediate between the veteran and the restaurant owner.

As more information was gathered, another meeting was held in the Veterans hall and was comprised mostly of veterans and spouses. It is with these concerns in mind that these frequently asked questions of the American Disability Act is reprinted here in two parts. Not all of the questions and answers are pertinent to the local problem, but...

Begaye’s statement on the Interior’s report blaming EPA for mine spill

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye released the following statement on the United States Department of Interior report on the Gold King Mine Spill Oct. 22. According to the Associated Press, which received an advanced copy of the report prior to its public release, the Interior Department found that “an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved” and triggered “the very blowout it hoped to avoid.” The Interior report directly refutes the EPA’s assertion that the blowout was “likely inevitable.”

“We applaud the Department of Interior for thoroughly investigating the Gold King Mine Spill and refuting the...

Advocates encouraged by White House movement on opioids

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The White House rolled out a new way of dealing with opioid addiction and prescription this week with the president appearing in Charleston, West Virginia on Wednesday to discuss the efforts.

The move is the latest in an ambitious set of second-term moves by the President Barack Obama. As Huffington Post reported, it downplays abstinence in favor of medication-assisted treatment, in an effort to curb the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses nationwide.

New Mexico has had a massive problem with opioid overdoses. A study by the New Mexico Department of Health released this summer found that overdose deaths in New Mexico reached a new high in 2014.

New Mexico has done a...

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