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Muñoz seeking District 4 senate seat, again

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Incumbent is son of former Gallup Mayor Ed Muñoz

State Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, seeks to occupy the District 4 seat once again. Muñoz isn’t alone in running for the seat, however, as challengers Felisha Adams and Jordon Johnson are in the race, too.

“I’m running for my third term because there’s still a lot of work to do,” Muñoz said. “We’ve accomplished many things over the past years, but there is still a lot to be done.”

Muñoz said his focus moving forward is to expand the local and statewide economies by investing in infrastructure projects like roads, highways, water systems, broadband Internet, job training, and education.

“I will continue to make...

Adams: Investment, asset protection key for District 4

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Adams is relative of former State Rep. Albert “Bert” Shirley

IYANBITO – She might be a political newcomer, but she’s got the community support to make a very good showing and then some in the June 7 primary for a New Mexico Senate seat.

Felisha Adams, who hails from Iyanbito, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, said she’ll concentrate on investing and protecting our assets, saying land and waterare the greatest concerns in not only District 4, but all of New Mexico.

“The better we can do for our community can do for themselves,” Adams, a former San Diego resident, said in an interview. “I feel that it is important that we invest in our people by improving...

Camille’s honors Miyamura’s Navarra as ‘Teacher of the Month’

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Winner is in second year of teaching financial literacy at MHS

Jose Navarra is the latest area educator to be recognized as Teacher of the Month by staffers at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. The restaurant, located in downtown Gallup and owned by local businessman James Rich, lauds a teacher each month of the year.

“It’s something that we do every month to honor an area educator,” Jennifer Kerr, director of restaurant support and a spokeswoman for the restaurant, said. “The winners have come from schools all over McKinley County and from all teaching levels.”

A native of the Philippines, Navarra, 34, teaches financial literacy at Miyamura High School. He taught at Crownpoint...

Behavioral health, PTSD, suicide, part of Johnson’s platform

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Minnesota native holds doctoral degree in American Studies

VANDERWAGEN – Investing in behavioral health services, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide rates and domestic violence encompass the political platform that Jordon Johnson hopes to carry to victory in the June 7 primary for a District 4 seat of the New Mexico Senate.

“I am running for office to improve the quality of life and living conditions of our communities, families, and future generations,” Johnson, a Minnesota native, said. “I am concerned about the health and wellness of our people. We need to invest in our behavioral health services — leaving no one behind — and create rural economic development...

Media mogul George Malti dies in Sedona, Ariz.

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Malti owNed Gallup’s Millennium Media

The city lost an outstanding and accomplished member of the community when long-time resident George Malti, 78, died May 13 in Sedona, Arizona.

The cause of death was not announced. There will be a Celebration of George’s Life on May 24 in Sedona, according to information distributed by the local media company that Malti owned.

Malti was born in Ithaca, NY, where he graduated undergraduate and law school from Cornell University. After graduation, Malti joined the law firm of Breed, Robinson and Stewart of Oakland, California. In 1969, Malti co-founded a law firm by the name of Farrand & Malti in San Francisco with his friend Steve...

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