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Letter to the editor: Taking on Rep. Lee Alcon

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Well I think I got Representative Lee Alcon’s attention from the letter he wrote in the Cibola Citizen on 10-28-20.  Lee tells me I am wrong about him in my earlier letter.  Lee advised getting information about votes absentee was perfectly legal by NM law, unfortunately he failed to cite said law.

I have been asked by...

Letter from hundreds of N.M. health care practitioners

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‘Help us protect you’

SANTA FE — More than 350 doctors, nurses and health care practitioners and providers from all across New Mexico signed an open letter the week of Oct. 26 urging New Mexicans to double down on safe practices and personal caution to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the state’s health care and hospital resources.

“We are your doctors, nurses, health care practitioners, providers, and professionals. We have worked tirelessly throughout this crisis to help keep you safe.

We’ve seen COVID-19 illnesses and deaths firsthand. And right now we need your help.

COVID-19 is surging throughout New Mexico. Infections are growing faster than ever before. The...

Native women make their own decisions

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The voices and experiences of Native communities have been missing from federal, state and local conversations about reproductive health. That has never been more true than on Monday {Oct. 26] when another conservative anti-abortion justice was confirmed to the Supreme Court--even though ground-breaking research shows that Native Americans, like the majority of all Americans, support reproductive freedom.

Native Americans believe in the reproductive justice values of self-determination and body sovereignty, respect in healthcare decision making, and reproductive healthcare access for all people. We deserve a Supreme Court that’s not in conflict with our values.

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Joe Biden had plenty of chances to deliver prosperity, and he failed repeatedly

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If Joe Biden was actually going to do something to improve our standard of living, he would have done it already.

In less than one-tenth the time that Biden has spent in Washington, President Trump has delivered extraordinary prosperity and a viable path for a quick return to our pre-COVID peak. Biden, on the other hand, has left a trail of human misery in his wake throughout his decades in the Senate and his eight years as Vice President of the United States.

In just his first three years in office, Donald Trump delivered a drop in New Mexico’s unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 4.8 percent, the lowest figure since before the 2008 financial crisis. Unlike the discouragingly...

Letter to the Editor: Every day is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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In Jan. 2019, “Indigenous Peoples Day” was declared an official New Mexico state holiday. In 2019, it was truly historic in the fact that (former) Mayor Jackie McKinney and Navajo Nation Council delegate Edmund Yazzie both took time to acknowledge the place we have in this world-wide movement at our Celebration Site in Gallup. With 574 federally recognized “American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages in the U.S.” it is a fitting role for Gallup, the “Indian Capital of the World.”

On Sept. 27, 2016, the City of Gallup passed Resolution/Proclamation R2016–40, declaring the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” into perpetuity...

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