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Chinle bank robber in custody

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CHINLE, Ariz.– The suspect who robbed the Chinle Wells Fargo yesterday morning was taken into Federal custody at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. Police also recovered the vehicle that was used in the robbery.

On Oct. 26 at approximately 10:51 am, Chinle Police Department (PD) received a call from a Wells Fargo employee...

A.D.A. Service Animal Rules

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This column is a continuation from last week, Frequently Asked Questions of the American Disability Act, pertaining to Service Animals. It is reprinted here as a service to readers of the Gallup Sun who may have become confused over the issue in recent weeks. We hope this clarifies the matter for them.

For more information on Service Animals that may not have been included in this column, please log on the website at www.ada.gov or call 800-514-0301 (Voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY), M-W, F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. , Th 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) to speak with an ADA Specialist. Calls are confidential.

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Is the latest REAL ID threat for real?

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New Mexicans may not be able to use their state-issued driver’s licenses to board airplanes by next year, according to a letter from the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The federal agency recently rejected a waiver the state applied for to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Congress passed the law 10 years ago in an attempt to shore state driver’s licenses into a national I.D. program follow the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

The Associated Press first reported on the DHS letter, which was addressed to New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla.

“New Mexico has not provided adequate justification for continued noncompliance with the REAL ID...

Man in critical condition post stabbing

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Ryan Plummer was critically injured after being stabbed in the abdomen by one of two men that accosted him while he and a female friend headed southbound on the 700 block of South Second Street Oct. 27.

It’s not clear what prompted the stabbing, but after exchanging some words, Plummer, 30, reportedly tried to grab a knife from the man’s hands and got jabbed in the process.

Police arrived at the 714 S. Second St. at 7:48 pm – the location of Gallup Business Systems.

Plummer’s friend described the two Native American males as being between 18-20 years of age. She told police that the men, who neither her nor Plummer apparently knew, crossed the street and confronted the duo...

UNM-Gallup Offers On-Campus Mental Health Services

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Students at UNM-Gallup now have access to counseling services in a manner that brings together professional mental health experts, technology, confidentiality and recognition that many issues can complicate a student’s ability to be healthy and happy.

Through an agreement with UNM Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), UNM-Gallup is utilizing Zoom Technology to bring students “face-to-face” with trained mental health counselors from the main campus in Albuquerque.

Private and confidential meetings are now taking place via Zoom in a specially designated office on the UNM-Gallup campus.  Services began this week and according to Student Success Specialist Mary Lou Mraz,

“It is...

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