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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Julana K. Begay

Oct. 22, 1:24 am

DWI - 1st Offense

After receiving a tip about a possible drunk driver, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee pulls over 20-year-old Begay in the parking lot of the Giant Gas station in Thoreau.  Deputy Johnson observes Begay to have blood shot and watery eyes even...

Diné College now offers four-year degrees in Public Health, Studio Art

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TSAILE, Ariz. – Diné College has been given approval by the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to begin offering two new degree programs in its School of Arts, Humanities and English and School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Both colleges are part of a recent college-wide academic reorganization plan.

The new programs mean the college now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Public Health. Professors Paul Willeto and Mark Bauer will oversee the new programs.

“It is with great pride and gratitude to faculty and staff that I inform you that (HLC) has approved our Bachelor of Fine Arts...

NM Educational Retirement Board to tour state

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SANTA FE — Executive Director Jan Goodwin and Deputy Director Rick Scroggins are visiting 12 cities across the state of New Mexico in order to discuss “Improving Sustainability.”

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board is the pension plan for all New Mexico educational employees PreK-12 and Higher Education. NMERB has 153,514 members including: 59,945 active, 47,340 retired, and 46,679 inactive members.

The purpose of this tour is to help members understand how NMERB is doing and what kind of changes should be done to make it stronger. Recent changes in actuarial assumptions have changed the time it will take to achieve 100 percent funding to 61 years. To improve the...

Heinrich: GOP tax plan is a setback for working families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement on the tax proposal released today by House Republicans:

“The details of the secretive Republican tax proposal emerging today reveal a plan that does very little for working families and may even increase their tax burden, while providing deficit-busting giveaways for others that bankrupt our ability to invest in a stronger economy tomorrow. We need to make sure the tax code is working for everyday New Mexicans, growing the economy, creating good paying jobs, and supporting families and communities across the country. This GOP plan is a setback on...

AG urges Congress to evaluate ‘Bump Stocks’

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ALBUQUERQUE – Expressing extreme concern about the role “bump stocks” played in the recent Las Vegas, Nevada tragedy, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws Oct. 31.

The bipartisan letter includes support from a broad group of attorneys general from U.S. states and territories. The letter notes that bump stock devices – a plastic or metal piece attached to a firearm’s stock designed to increase the ability to fire like a fully automatic weapon – may be used to evade the machinegun laws that are currently in place.

It has been widely reported that the Las Vegas gunman...

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