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Advocatiing For Animals

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Gallup-MCKINLEY County Humade

Society Names New Executive Director

Ortega has a background in business management, and she says she’s ready to take on all the challenges of running an animal shelter in a rural community.

“It’s a huge learning curve; it’s definitely an experience to say the least,” she...

HEHSC advances ADA compliance with key initiatives

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council's Health, Education, and Human Services Committee held a special meeting on April 29 focusing on the progress of Resolution CJY-38-22 in addressing Americans with Disabilities Act compliance relating to chapters and chapter facilities.

CJY-38-22, passed on Aug. 14, 2022, allocated funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for necessary renovations at various Navajo Nation government facilities. These modifications are designed to make these facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby also benefiting the elderly and disabled veteran communities.

HEHSC Chair Vince James noted that a collaborative effort is...

New Mexico reaches $24.5 million settlement with Ameredev

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department announced on April 29 that oil and gas company Ameredev II, LLC has agreed to pay $24.5 million to settle alleged violations of state air regulations. This is the largest settlement the Department has ever reached for a civil oil and gas violation. Under state law, $24.1 million of the penalty will be deposited into New Mexico’s General Fund.

“This settlement makes one thing crystal clear - companies that pollute our air will pay for circumventing New Mexico’s rules,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Today’s settlement is about penalizing the bad actors in an effort to protect communities from breathing harmful...

Naabik’íyáti’ Committee voices support to reform workplace sexual misconduct laws, policies

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley placed the topic of sexual harassment prevention, awareness, and response on the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee’s agenda on April 25 to provide an overview of current Navajo Nation workplace policies provided by the Navajo Nation Division of Human Resources.

The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee voiced overwhelming support to initiate legislation aimed at reforming and creating new measures within Navajo Nation policy to prevent and appropriately respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and assault, and to provide more resources to victims and hold perpetrators accountable.


Slow down!

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City council considers introducing speed cameras to Gallup

In an effort to crack down on speeding and prevent accidents, the Gallup city council is considering putting up speed cameras around town.

During an April 23 city council special meeting, Heidi Traverso, a representative from NovoaGlobal, a safety equipment supplier, explained how the company could help the city with their goal of making Gallup a safer place to live by setting up speed cameras around town.



For about a year now, Traverso has been working with the Gallup Police Department to collect data regarding speeding on city roads. She shared that data with the council, showing that the City of Gallup...

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