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Madame G guide to the stars Week of March 16

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It’s Friday the 13th and the Sun is in Pisces. This is an unusual time. Tensions are high and emotions are swiftly running amok. This is an important time to look inward and listen for those important pieces of information within your soul. Happy Freaky Friday! And remember to stay calm and wash your hands.

Aries (March...

Cutting federal funding for tribal higher education grants is wrong

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For the third year in a row the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a Native American college scholarship program which gives assistance to thousands of tribal students across the country.  His Bureau of Indian Education is proposing cuts of almost $40 million for the Higher Education Grant Program for the 2021 budget.

The Higher Education Grant Program helps undergraduate students, who are determined to have a financial need. Most of the students served by ONNSFA fall into that category. Need-based students receive $2,500 per term, which helps students cover the balance of tuition and fees, room and board, textbooks, and transportation costs.

Federal funds...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of March 9

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Prepare for war, figuratively. The First Quarter Moon emerges again on March 3 and tensions rise. It’s always better to prepare than to expect a peaceful surrender. The Sun is in Pisces and this may mean peace is near. But, some causes are worth fighting for. Madame G suggests you learn the difference between wasted time and a meaningful existence. Seek and ye shall find!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re looking for something. Have you found it? Maybe you never will. But, the key is in looking deep and digging deeper. Don’t waste time on frivolity. You may experience a temporary happiness in fleeting pleasures (i.e. sex, drugs, or alcohol). Such moments, will never lead to...

Letter to the Editor: Protecting safe, legal reproductive healthcare

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As a family medicine provider in New Mexico, I see patients throughout the spectrum of their lives. From babies taking their first steps, to elders who rely on loved ones to get around, I am reminded of the diverse medical needs of my patients. I know that each patient exists within a unique set of circumstances that influence their health options and decisions and that over a single lifespan, these circumstances change. I am reminded also, that just because someone elects one option in the past does not preclude them from deciding differently in the future.

This is especially true of reproductive healthcare. As a family medicine provider, I routinely consult [with] patients on...

Letter to the Editor: Some political speech is meaningless

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Dear Gallup Area Voters,

Oorah, luckily no one from the ‘good old boy’ system is running in the municipal elections this cycle and there are good candidates this time. That certainly leaves room for optimism doesn’t it? Though, as you would guess since I’m writing this letter, I do have an issue to present to you readers who acknowledge your duty to vote, and since all the current candidates, including the ones I personally support, are guilty of this, raising this issue publicly now, does not suggest my preferences.

First, how long has Gallup been treading water or on the decline? How long have the serious problems in Gallup (infrastructure, streets & sidewalks, stagnant...

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