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Thanksgiving C.A.R.E. Operation issues 1,979 citations

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Zero fatal crashes

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort operation across all roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is to have a strong law enforcement presence to directly affect the driving behavior of motorists during...

Navajo Law Fellowship Program becomes reality

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Partnership opens path to legal careers

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Navajo Law Fellowship Program was established Dec. 3 when Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez finalized a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Arizona at the James E. Rogers School of Law. Nez was joined by Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish.

The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of Navajo law school graduates and create pathways to legal careers.

Nez called the new fellowship program an investment in the future of the Navajo Nation. He said it empowers young Navajo people to determine their own futures and creates another pathway for Navajo students to come home and give back to their...

Korean War veteran, Navajo police officer honored

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More than three decades of public service

Staff Reports

GANADO, Ariz. - Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer presented the Navajo Nation flag and proclamation to the family of Korean War veteran and retired Navajo Police Officer Oliver Leo Kirk, Sr. during a funeral service held Dec. 4 at the All Saints Mission Church in Ganado, Ariz.

Kirk passed away Nov. 28 at the age of 88. Kirk was originally from Ganado, Ariz. where he resided at the time of his passing. His wife, Maggie Jane Kirk, their children, grandchildren, and other family members were seated in the front row as Lizer, Navajo police officers, comrades, community members, and friends of Kirk paid tribute and shared...

Earthweek: Diary of a Changing World

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Week ending Friday, November 29, 2019

Climate Plea

A new U.N. report says the world is doomed to a climate disaster without immediate and sustained efforts to cut carbon emissions by 7.6% each year until 2030.

Emissions have instead surged 1.5% annually over the past decade.

The recommended cuts would limit warming to the 1.5-degree Celsius rise experts agree would avoid global warming’s worst effects.

Inger Andersen, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, warns that without immediate action, CO2 will reach levels that make the worst dangers of warming inevitable.

“We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated,”  said...

GALLUP DAY OF GIVING DRAWS HUNDREDS

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Organizations and people hand in glove

People were picking through winter clothes when the music started.  Tables stacked with sweaters and pants were left behind when We Are the World began to play over the loudspeakers. The anthem for USA for Africa drew volunteers and attendees to the center of courthouse square, where they joined hands.

“The healing power of giving - in so many areas.” Bill Camarota called it.

Camarota is the special projects director of WellSpring Recovery Center, part of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. This first-time event was organized in part by clients of the center.

The First Annual RMCHCS/Gallup Day of Giving at the Courthouse...

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