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Concerned citizen takes issue with alleged police brutality

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To the Editor:

Begaye says that he supports the efforts of public safety departments across the Navajo Nation, including those that serve border town communities? Begaye also said that police officers risk their lives on a daily basis to ensure the publics safety and that they DESERVE to be commended.

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Past County Manager weighs in on Dist. 3 race

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As we approach the upcoming County election for the position of District 3 County Commissioner. Four people are in the race – David Dallago, Jr., Bill Lee, Johnny Green, Jr., and Gerald O’Hara.  Here is what I am looking for with regard to each candidate.

Who displays integrity and honesty in all they do?  I know there are many people who are tired of leadership in government lacking these two things.   The question is which of the four candidates can you “TRUST” to oversee County government on your behalf and in the best interests of the County.

Who will exercise fairness and equality in hiring?  I believe everyone deserves to be treated fair and equal in the hiring of...

Madame G. Guide to the starsWEEK OF April 1-7, 2016

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A New Moon enters on April 7 and it’s important to evaluate our behavior. This week is a good opportunity to reflect on past habits. According to the article New Moon Magic by Molly Hall, “New Moons are a symbolic portal for new beginnings.” Madame G suggests using the week leading up to the New Moon, to focus on personal goals. Write down what you want to do and enlist the help of friends to hold you to it.

Aries (March 21-April 19)



Dear Aries, your opportunity for personal growth continues this week. Adapting to new environments is sometimes challenging, but it’s absolutely necessary. Do your best to listen to others. Honor them by showing empathy. You don’t have to agree...

No rich people or corporations were harmed in the making of this budget (but plenty of other people were)

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Faced with a revenue shortfall while crafting the state budget, the majority of our lawmakers chose to protect tax cuts for corporations and the rich—even though there’s absolutely no evidence that they’ve created any jobs—and voted instead to force more than $400 million in cuts to Medicaid.

After years of enacting massive tax cuts, then getting hit with a rapid drop in gas and oil prices just before the 2016 legislative session, New Mexico lawmakers had to find a way to balance the state’s budget with a whole lot less money than they had anticipated. Medicaid is the state-federal program that provides health care to children, low-income adults, the elderly, and the...

Decision on curbside recycling initiative needs to go to Gallup voters

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To The Editor:

There has been a lot of discussions on the curbside recycling program agenda item as to its implementation that was not approved by council. I want to set the record straight as to why I did not approve such a program through an ordinance.  First and foremost, I made it clear in council that curbside recycling was coming, next year or the year after, but because it was a burden on the customer to pay for the service, I believe it should be the right of the customer to have an opportunity to vote for it through a referendum.

There were additional reasons for my decision:

1: The city was going to pay for the costs upfront and then amortize the initial upfront costs over...

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