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Letter to the Editor: Protecting safe, legal reproductive healthcare

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As a family medicine provider in New Mexico, I see patients throughout the spectrum of their lives. From babies taking their first steps, to elders who rely on loved ones to get around, I am reminded of the diverse medical needs of my patients. I know that each patient exists within a unique set of circumstances that...

Letter to the Editor: Some political speech is meaningless

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Dear Gallup Area Voters,

Oorah, luckily no one from the ‘good old boy’ system is running in the municipal elections this cycle and there are good candidates this time. That certainly leaves room for optimism doesn’t it? Though, as you would guess since I’m writing this letter, I do have an issue to present to you readers who acknowledge your duty to vote, and since all the current candidates, including the ones I personally support, are guilty of this, raising this issue publicly now, does not suggest my preferences.

First, how long has Gallup been treading water or on the decline? How long have the serious problems in Gallup (infrastructure, streets & sidewalks, stagnant...

Letter to the Editor: 2020 Mayoral election

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In both 2011 and 2015 Mayoral elections, I wrote letters to all the candidates for the position of Mayor. Only candidate Yogash Kumar visited with me in 2011. In 2015, after it was determined that a run-off election was needed, I was able to have a conversation with both McKinney and Galanis before the run-off election.

I also wrote several letters to the local papers which all were published. The last letter I wrote talked about my conversations with McKinney and Galanis. In that letter I talked mainly about “Vision for Gallup” for the next 5-7-10 years.

So, here are the main 5 priorities I felt needed to be addressed. There has been some progress, yet I find that all five still...

Letter to the Editor: Trump should lead by example

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On Jan. 3 President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike that killed him in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. Although it is the U.S. Congress that has the war-making powers, Congress and the American people were the last to know until it became too apparent through media coverage.

This unilateral action was not the first controversial act by Trump given that he pulled out [of] the Iran Nuclear Deal that was negotiated by former President Barack Obama and a group of world powers known as the P5+1: the U.S., U. K., France, China, Germany and Russia. Prior to the pull out, Iran’s alleged efforts to develop a nuclear weapon were not...

It’s 2020 and we’re still here for now

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Welcome to the New Year 2020. The End of the World has not arrived (yet) but given the current events that bombard us daily, I would expect the Breaking News on the Top Fold Front Page, on Facebook and burning up on Twitter by Donald Trump himself. After he declared himself to be “The Chosen One” and the “King of Israel”, I could only remember the Bible studies on the Book of Revelation and the prophesied Apocalypse.

The world-wide pattern is not an American crisis although there is a serious need to examine our society as we absorb the terror inflicted on our nation amid the finger-pointing and Blame Game that surrounds the upcoming election year 2020. Especially since...

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