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Begaye calls for federal level investigation in Tsingine shooting

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WINSLOW, Ariz. -Before a crowd of several hundred who had gathered to memorialize the life of Loreal Tsingine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for the City of Winslow to handle the investigation of Tsingine’s shooting in an unbiased and appropriate manner.

Tsingine was shot five times on Easter Sunday as...

30 year anniversary of missing Gallup girl

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GALLUP – There are few things in this world that are more disturbing, and more catastrophic than having a loved one go missing. For family and friends, there's the inescapable worrying and hope that their loved one will return home someday. Also, the nagging, torturous thoughts about what befell their loved one.

In Gallup, the disappearance of Anthonette Cayedito, who was 9-years-old at the time of her disappearance, continues to haunt, intrigue and baffle locals. She reportedly went missing from her bed on April 6, 1986 – 30 years ago today.

Her mother Penny told police that she last saw her daughter fast asleep at 3 am, but a parent’s worst nightmare came true some hours later...

2016 Gallup Authors Festival ready to blast off

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Event is brainchild of Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington

GALLUP – For two days next weekend, downtown Gallup becomes the literary hub of the Four Corners with the second annual Gallup Authors Festival. “The Gallup Authors Festival: A Celebration of Cultures” features 32 authors from the Southwest, including Anne Hillerman, Jimmy Santiago Baca and Max Early.

Locally retired University of New Mexico-Gallup instructors Martin Link and John Taylor will be available to discuss their works and sign books.

“We are expecting a lot of people,” Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said, noting the 800-plus that frequented the festival two years ago...

Shattered dreams: When faith, abuse intersect

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Two adults share painful memories

Time can change beliefs. What was once thought to be correct converts easily to a much darker side of society over just a few years.

Examples are plentiful in the world today though we must never lose sight of basic rights and wrongs, regardless of the passage of time.

On March 24, a press conference was held in the offices of Keeler and Keeler to discuss the filing made the same day in the Navajo Nation District Court by attorneys Billy Keeler of Gallup, Craig Vernon and Leander James of Idaho, and Patrick Noaker of Minneapolis.

The attorneys hope that this suit will shine a “spotlight” on sexual abuse of Navajo children within the Lamanite...

McKinley County unemployment numbers edge upward

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County consistent in 8.7 high unemployment rate

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in February, down from 6.5 percent in January and down from 6.5 percent from last year, according to information distributed by the New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions.

In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for February was 8.7 percent, down from 9.1 percent in January. And in neighboring Cibola County, about a 55-minute drive from Gallup, the unemployment rate was 7.0, which represented a drop from a 7.3 rate from January.

The unemployment statistics are typically one month behind due to the amount of time it takes to compile them.

McKinley County...

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