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AG files lawsuit against Volkswagen Porsche, Audi also named in suit

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SANTA FE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Jan. 20 that he filed suit on behalf of the State of New Mexico against Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, and their U.S. subsidiaries for state air quality control act and deceptive trade practice act violations.

The Office of the Attorney General’s Fraud...

Navajo Nation Confirms First Hantavirus Death of 2016

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation and its public health partners have confirmed that a Navajo Nation resident died recently from complications of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a rare but potentially fatal disease spread by infected rodent droppings.

It is not known at this time where the individual contracted Hantavirus. The deer mouse is the most commonly infected rodent. Human cases have occurred in all months of the year, but the greatest number of cases has been documented in the spring and summer months. There is evidence that periods of high rain and snowfall, such as El Nino weather patterns, are associated with increased cases of Hantavirus infection.

HPS is...

‘Occupy New Mexico’

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Protesters protesting about whatever they are protesting about during the first day of the Legislative session outside of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Jan. 19. Photo Credit: Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

Gallup Cop arrested for Domestic Violence

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Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson is on paid administrative leave for allegedly beating her girlfriend Jan. 10.

“She’s placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation,” GPD Capt. Rick White said.

According to GPD Officer Dominic Molina’s report, the couple got into an altercation at Fire Rock Casino. Wilson reportedly knocked a drink out of her girlfriend’s hand and drove off and left her at the casino.

The woman got a ride back to the home that the two women shared, and that’s where the fight resumed. At first some hair was pulled, but then it turned brutal when Wilson allegedly punched her girlfriend in the nose and hit her in the...

Planning Capital Outlay projects

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Chapter Houses in McKinley County, as well as the Pueblo of Zuni and other interested parties were treated to a six-hour training program on Jan. 8 in the Solarium at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

State representatives Patricia Lundstrom and Wonda Johnson introduced the guest speakers, which included: Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Kellie Zuni; Infrastructure Manager Laura Vanoni; Capital Outlay Coordinator Marion Salvado; Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments Deputy Director Evan Williams; McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker; and Department Manager Casey Begay of the Navajo Capital Improvement Office.

Each speaker, in the order listed above, furnished the large...

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