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Children’s Grief Center receives generous grant from insurer

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ALBUQUERQUE – The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico announced March 13 that it received a $15,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative.

Because of our commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment where children, teens and their...

Letter to the Editor: Examining the Navajo Housing Authority crisis

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March 6, 2017

I have been thinking very hard about whether I should talk about the NHA situation.  My Dad [Rex T. Kontz] used to say “Richard you need to understand:  in Tribal government and politics the people with power can’t stand the truth, the truth hurts too much”.   He also said: “you can’t expect people to really trust you if you don’t tell the truth”.  So, with those thoughts in mind, I will say the following.

As pointed out by the press NHA has received over $1.5 billion since 1998 in NAHASDA grants to provide Indian housing on the Navajo Nation.  These funds were to manage existing public housing projects, the mutual help housing program and to develop...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF March 10

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The Sun is in Pisces and a Full Moon emerges on March 12. Prepare for a wild ride. You may feel like a watering pot, but it’s time to kick out the weeds. It’s up to you to take on the world and get moving. Spring is just around the corner, and NOW, is the perfect time to get in shape and ready for Ibiza. Madame G suggests you get outside and enjoy!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Growing pains are painful. But, this too shall pass. In this life, you sometimes outgrow friendships. This doesn’t demean what you had. You may continue to love them even, if they’re no longer in your life. Remember, nothing is permanent. They may yet return—any maybe they won’t. Either way, it’s...

New U.S. House Bill Would Hurt New Mexico’s Health, Job Growth and Economy

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ALBUQUERQUE—Bill Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations Officer of New Mexico Voices for Children, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representative’s American Health Care Act:

“The American Health Care Act, as written, would repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and impose a per capita cap on Medicaid, which would drastically cut federal funds coming into the state. This would be detrimental to New Mexico in many ways.

“The Medicaid expansion under the ACA is not only providing health care coverage to thousands of New Mexicans who can otherwise not afford insurance, it also has generated the best job growth in the...

Gallup Sun Editorial: GMCS should rethink $3K Europe trip

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At the Feb. 6 regular meeting of the Gallup-McKinley County Board Of Education, two high school teachers pitched the idea of taking a small group of students to Europe for cultural exposure and to get some valuable education outside of the confines of McKinley County.

The cost of the trip, which would include visits to Berlin and Vienna, ranges in the $3,000 range, AP history teachers Garrett Stolz and Cody Moody of Miyamura High told school board members. A grand idea, but not necessarily something students around McKinley County can readily afford, board president Priscilla Manuelito quickly reminded the two.

While we at the Gallup Sun aren’t really against such a trip, which the...

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