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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ doesn’t cast a strong spell

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Running Time: 134 minutes

It must be tricky keeping things fresh and lively in the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” The first Fantastic Beasts movie spin-off was a bit clunky but set things up well enough to encourage hope that things would carry on in a new and interesting...

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is well worth hearing

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Running Time: 132 minutes

This film premieres Nov. 16 on Netflix.

Right now, the world seems like a nasty, harsh place. There can be little doubt that the Coen Brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) feel that way, too, tackling some of the crueler aspects of life in their latest film. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anthology, containing six individual stories about a bevy of characters living in the old West.

While many movies in this genre are grandiose and display heroic individualism on the part of its protagonists, this movie does something quite different. In this Western, pioneer life is short, brutish and inhumane.

It may not seem like a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 16, 2018

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is jam-packed edition with plenty of noteworthy releases in just about every category. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Alfa - Set during the ice age, this adventure movie follows a young man who gets injured and becomes separated from his tribe. He finds a wolf in a similarly bad situation and manages to tame it. Together, the pair attempts to survive the harsh elements of the wilderness. Reviews for this survival film were fairly good. A small grouping felt the predictable story let the rest of the film down, but most...

RMCHCS wins 2019 ‘Patient Safety Excellence Award’

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First N.M. hospital honored five consecutive years, ranked top 10 in U.S.

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is the first hospital in New Mexico honored with a “Patient Safety Excellence Award” for five consecutive years.

The award by Healthgrades, the leading US provider of comparable data on approximately 4,500 acute care hospitals and more than three million physicians, ranks RMCHCS in the top 10 percent of the nation’s hospitals for patient safety. Categories include preventing infections, medical errors, and other complications based on 14 standard patient safety indicators.

RMCHCS is distinguished in the survey with “overall patient safety” by...

Begaye requests authority for tribes to oversee EPA functions

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SAN FRANCISCO— During a roundtable discussion on Oct. 30 between tribal leaders and Region 9 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, President Russell Begaye pressed federal administrators to grant the Navajo Nation authority to manage its own environmental functions.

The roundtable, an integral part of the 26th annual Region 9 Tribal/EPA Conference, brought together leaders from many of the 148 federally recognized tribes in the states of Arizona, California and Nevada. Hosted by Region 9 Administrator Michael Stoker, the roundtable allowed leaders to ask questions and voice concerns.

Begaye asked Stoker to develop a process that would transfer federal EPA authority to...

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