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DON – FORMER VIETNAM VET – Part Six – May 30, 2011

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Continuing a seven-part special by Richard F. Kontz on a Vietnam vet he met while running the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in 2011 through mid-2015.

As time passed, I took Don to my church one Sunday morning.  He was very impressed with the size, the music and the preaching.  Toward the end of the service, one of...

Fighting the Current: Why New Mexicans Need a Higher Minimum Wage

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Hard-working families in our state are drowning. Families should never have to choose between buying healthy groceries and paying their utility bills, but they do. Kids should be focusing on their work instead of their grumbling stomachs during school, but they cannot help it when their hard-working parents can only provide one meal a day. Workers should not have to take out payday loans for exorbitant fees to afford back-to-school supplies for their kids.

I’ve heard too many devastating stories about the challenges that New Mexico’s minimum-wage workers face, and I believe that hard-working New Mexicans deserve better.

A minimum wage increase is long overdue – it hasn’t been...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3

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Madame G suggests you pay attention to the upcoming Sun Square Moon on Sept. 2. This Last Quarter Moon occurs in Virgo. Virgos are intelligent and may be meticulous to a fault. For other signs, this is an opportune time to refine skills and firm up areas where you may be neglectful or even sloppy. Take pride in your appearance and yourself this week. Virgos, ease up!


Aries (March 21-April 19)

What do you do well? Everyone has something either big or small they do very well. But don’t compare this talent to anyone else. Therein lies defeat. Instead, consider how well you do this thing and how you continually improve. It’s not about doing better than anyone else—it’s about...

Letter to the Editor

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Have stopped in Gallup numerous times in past 15-plus years and always enjoyed many aspects of your town.

For first time, stayed at Microtel hotel and found this statue in foyer. Very much enjoyed the hotel, until noticed this “subliminal stereotype” in AM! If noted checking in, would have canceled! Offensive? Like having Abraham Lincoln’s selling alcohol?

Have registered complaint with Wyndham. Sent pic to Navajo Nation.

AND in GALLUP, depending on Native American tourism, what message does Chief send?


Wendell Childs

Chillicothe, Illinois

Local citizen pens letter to U.S. Regulatory Commission

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Continued from last week.

The mining activity has basically depleted much of the underground water and caused a significant increase in multiple chronic diseases in the impacted populations.  The studies indicated that the logical place to start was in the health of children with uranium being the primary contaminant of concern along with the exposure to other mixtures of metals which can cause birth defects and life-long health issues.

The exposures can be physical, chemical, societal, medical and psychosocial.  Radiation scans in homes to the birth records and reproductive outcomes were assessed and the results included the fact that some sources of exposure include...

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