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Heinrich meets with FCC Commissioner on tribal broadband, net neutrality

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., met with Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn April 24 to discuss improving access to high-speed internet in Tribal communities and protecting net neutrality.

“Access to a free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and...

NMDOH reminds parents to vaccinate

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April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week

SANTA FE  — The New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexico parents about the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Observed annually, National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

“Delaying your child’s vaccines or refusing vaccines leaves your child vulnerable and puts vulnerable members of our community at risk,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “Giving babies the recommended...

Council delegates meet to approve an act against revenge porn

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WINDOW ROCK — The 23rd Navajo Nation Council considered Legislation No. 0428-17 on the fourth day of the 2018 Spring Council Session, seeking to enact a Revenge Porn Act while amending other sexual offenses within the Navajo Nation Criminal Code Title 17. Currently, 38 states and the District of Columbia have enacted revenge porn laws.

The legislation defines “revenge porn” as “sexually explicit images of a person posted online without that person’s consent, especially as a form of revenge of harassment.” Images are defined as photographs, video, film, or digital recording, and online dissemination defined as delivery through an electronic mail address, mobile device...

Thief pawns stolen saddle in Albuquerque

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Staff Reports

A warrant has been issued against a Grants man accused of stealing a saddle from a Gallup pawnshop and then pawning it in Albuquerque.

The warrant was issued Monday against Durwin Nelson, 30, at the request of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, which has been looking for Nelson since April 20 in connection with the theft of a $2,000 saddle from T&R Rope and Feed Store north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491.

MCSO Sgt. Robert Turney said in his arrest warrant that officials for the pawnshop discovered the saddle had been stolen on April 18 when they did their regular weekly inventory. Once they discovered the item was missing, they searched their video logs and found out...

Union members, small business owners discuss right-to-work laws at commission meeting

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The McKinley County Board of Commissioners held a heated debate on right-to-work laws between union leaders and county representatives, leading to packed attendance at their regular meeting April 17.

The discussion was triggered by an ordinance claiming to promote economic development by regulating employee payments to unions in McKinley County, in what’s known as a right-to-work law.

Right-to-work laws ban unionized workplaces from requiring all employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

The ordinance states its intention as “to provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act need join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union...

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