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Voting is for everyone – stakes are high this election season

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Roll Call

It’s impossible to understate the importance of this year’s statewide and area elections. Now that the filing period is over, the winners of this year’s races will be tasked with improving things like public safety and working to make better education and finding remedies to McKinley County’s crime...

Madame G. Guide to the stars WEEK OF March 18-24

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The Sun enters Aries on March 20 and a Lunar Eclipse occurs on March 23. If that’s not enough to throw you out of sync, the time change will. Now is the time for clearing out clutter. You may feel forced to undergo a painful bout of maturity and refocus priorities. Where should your emotional energy go? Don’t waste a valuable resource. Madame G suggests you conserve it or put it where it belongs.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your quest, should you accept it, requires a whole new level of emotional growth. Your sign charges forward bringing in all the messy energy of heightened senses, passions, and conflict. You may have experienced a life-altering event or made an important...

Were you exposed to burn pits while deployed?

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Veterans serving in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn, Djibouti, Africa, Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm or the Southeast Asia Theater of operations after August, 1990 may have been exposed to burn pits and other airborne hazards?

Veterans serving during this period have started to report respiratory symptoms and health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits. The long-term health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards are not fully understood. In an effort to better understand these health effects, VA has launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry for Veterans and Service members.

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Triumph of superficiality: Fox and other cable networks’ coverage of Election 2016

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By Howard Barbanel

Guest Opinion Columnist

If one subscribes to the blather emanating from the incessant talking heads on cable TV news one would come away thinking that four states or 11 states or 15 states have already predetermined the outcome of the 2016 presidential season – that it’s unstoppable manifest destiny that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton at the helm for the Democrats. What’s the point for people in the other 35 states to even vote? National composite polls are presented as a fait accompli even though there is no such thing as a “national primary” and this arguably help skew actual election results as voters are influenced by...

Celebrating Black History Month through education

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Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in American history. Gallup doesn’t have a huge quantity of black Americans, but prior to the building of Interstate 40, the city, like its nearby sister cities Holbrook and Winslow, boasted a lot more.

The historic month grew out of Negro History Week, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as Black History Month and the time is typically honored with marches and gatherings that commemorate...

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