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Diné College to explore the presence of microbes in the sub-surface of Yellowstone National Park

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TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Pools and springs on the surface of Yellowstone National Park have always been a matter of interest for scientists who believe in the presence of microbes in that zone, especially bacteria that are heat-loving and can consume minerals in hot underground water.

Professor Shazia Tabassum Hakim, a Tuba...

U.S. District Court rules in favor of Navajo Nation and co-plaintiffs, allows Census count to continue

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Set to go through October

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Navajo Nation and co-plaintiffs’ motion for stay and preliminary injunction on Sept. 24, requiring the 2020 Census count to continue until the end of October. However, an appeal is expected to be filed by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Commerce, and their lead officials.

The Navajo Nation officially joined the lawsuit on Sept. 1, against the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce based on the adoption of an illegally expedited plan, known as the “Replan,” which shortened the time to complete data collection for the...

FBI warns voters about election crimes ahead of the November election

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Fair elections are the foundation of our democracy in the United States, and the FBI is committed to protecting the rights of all Americans to vote.

The FBI is issuing this warning to educate voters about federal election crimes and how to avoid them, and to encourage voters to report suspected violations.

“Every year, Americans pick their leaders and make their voices heard through elections,” said Calvin Shivers, assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division. “Those elections must remain free and fair to ensure voters' voices are truly heard. As Americans get ready to vote, the FBI is asking each citizen to remain vigilant and report any suspected criminal scheme...

Burritogate?

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What are McKinley County property taxes paying for?

The special audit that was the subject of arguments between RMCHCS and McKinley County is now in the hands of the Internal Revenue Service.

State Auditor Brian Colón released a Special Audit report Sept. 14, stating that Hinkle & Landers, the Independent Public Accountant who conducted the audit made note of significant issues that included findings related to management contracts, improper reimbursements, violations of internal controls and policies and procedures.

Also noted were issues concerning private inurement transactions, which happen when an individual with significant influence over an organization, enters into...

The 505 Burgers & Wings owner brings the goods - literally

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As the owner of several businesses across Gallup, Morgan Newsom is no stranger to serving people. Whether it is at R&M Furniture, 1985 Hwy. 602, or The 505 Burgers & Wings, 1982 Hwy. 602, he is always looking to provide the goods that people are looking for.

The Sun is happy to feature Newsom as a Gallup Sun Star, and met with him on Sept. 16 to speak about his life and career in Gallup.



BACKGROUND

Newsom said he has been in Gallup for nearly 50 years now.

“I’m originally from the Dakotas. My parents brought me down here, and my dad was selling sewing machines to all the boarding schools,” Newsom said. “From there, he got into the furniture business and then after I...

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