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GMCS students recognized for testing achievements

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District students more than double state proficiency growth average

The results of the New Mexico PARCC test were received by Gallup-McKinley County Schools in August. The data showed significant growth in student proficiency in test categories like English Language Arts, math and science.

The results also revealed that...

Roads project takes center stage at county meeting

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Heated right-of-way item disapproved at meeting

The final item on the McKinley County Board of Commissioners’ agenda list turned out to be the first item discussed at the Nov. 6 regular meeting.

The item, which was not approved at the meeting, involved Resolution No. NOV-18-078, which details various interests in county maintained roads, public roads that are privately maintained and the non-maintenance of roads without express rights-of-way within other jurisdictions.

The meeting room in the McKinley County Courthouse was filled with community members and leaders from local Navajo Nation chapters who voiced a unanimous sentiment – the commission should not take action on this...

Navajo Nation refiles lawsuit against Wells Fargo

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials announced they have directed their legal counsel, Hueston Hennigan, to refile the Nation’s suit against Wells Fargo Bank in Navajo Nation District Court and to file an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

The Nation’s lawsuit details Wells Fargo’s long campaign of predatory and unlawful practices that targeted and harmed the Navajo people.

The Nation’s lawsuit in the Window Rock District Court alleges that Wells Fargo defrauded Navajo citizens with a variety of unlawful practices, including opening fake accounts in their name, and then made misrepresentations to the Nation’s leaders about those...

Medicare Open Enrollment runs through Dec. 7

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began the week of Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Changes made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

Medicare is federal health care coverage for those 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.

During open enrollment, participants can:

Adjust Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa).

Switch between Medicare Advantage plans.

Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

Switch existing drug plans or...

Convicted child predator remains behind bars

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ALBUQUERQUE —Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the successful prosecution of Francisco Saucedo, for charges related to sexual exploitation of children Nov. 2.

The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General secured multiple convictions against Saucedo, ensuring that he will stay behind bars for up to 30 years.

“People who commit horrific acts of child exploitation must face punishment,” Balderas said. “I am committed to putting predators behind bars and seeking justice for our children in New Mexico.”

In July, 2017, Special Agents with the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General discovered child pornography that was being distributed from Saucedo’s computer...

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