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State’s overdose-death ranking improves

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Rank FALLS from second highest to 17th

SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health report that for the third consecutive year, the state’s drug-overdose death rank among states has improved.

Based on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New...

‘Vice’ has trouble distilling its subject but makes salient points

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Running Time: 132 minutes

Writer/director Adam McKay may has made a name for himself in the comedy genre with titles like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but over the past couple of years he’s begun to switch gears and tackle more pressing and political issues.

The Big Short (2015) took a biting look at the real estate crisis 10 years ago. His latest, Vice, details the life of Vice President Dick Cheney and effectively critiques his various actions in the White House, displaying how they have a direct correlation to what is going on today.

Narrated by a mysterious suburbanite (Jesse Plemons), the story follows Cheney (Christian Bale) from his time in...

Derryl Anthony Owens

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Derryl Anthony Owens, 71, of Gallup, N.M. died Dec. 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Eddie Owens of Los Angeles, Ca.; mother Lily Hawkins Churchill of Los Angeles; and stepmother Cena Owens of Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife Lucy M. Owens of Coyote Canyon, N.M.; brother Mark Churchill; and children Bruce Morgan, Victor Hicks, Tremayne Hicks, Phoebe Hicks, Lucinda Hicks, and Earlene Hicks. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Rollie Mortuary, Gallup, N.M.

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RMCHCS partners with IAG for homeless outreach

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Supports those in need of substance-abuse recovery and rehab

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services announced a partnership with Immediate Action Group to aid the homeless in Gallup Dec. 11.

The agreement will strengthen and formalize an informal affiliation between the groups that has been ongoing to best serve the homeless. The effort is also designed to help those in need of recovery and rehabilitation from drug and alcohol abuse. Both are 501c3 nonprofit organizations.

“We have been working together for some time and we are formally announcing our affiliation so the community, donors and those who would like to join us can volunteer,” RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said...

All hands on the Mitten Tree

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Library branches show warm hands mean warm hearts

The season of giving is in full swing as the Octavia Fellin Public Library continues its annual Mitten Tree donation program throughout the month of December.

The program, inspired by a children’s book of the same name, accepts hat and mitten donations at both library locations — the main branch, 115 W. Hill Ave., and the children’s branch, 200 Aztec Ave.

“We love doing it and we don’t mind doing it because we know it’s for a good cause,” Octavia Fellin Technology Trainer Markos Chavez said.

And a good cause it is indeed as donated items are distributed to those in need by Battered Family Services, Inc., an organization...

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