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Documentary screening stresses opioid addiction dangers

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FBI director discusses issue at Georgetown University event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sept. 21, Georgetown University students, alumni, and faculty gathered in the campus’ historic Gaston Hall in Washington, D.C., for a special screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.

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Gallup declares ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

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Church Rock activist Mervyn Tilden spearheads movement

The Gallup City Council unanimously passed a resolution at its Sept. 27 regular meeting that establishes a Gallup Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The matter received some discussion, and in the end, council members agreed with area civil rights activist Mervyn Tilden that the naming was long overdue.

The vote declares the second Monday in October as Gallup Indigenous Peoples’ Day — the day is also nationally recognized as Columbus Day. Mayor Jackie McKinney presented the matter to council members, saying the city, obviously, has no power to eliminate federal holidays like Columbus Day, a day Tilden dislikes, but it can support...

Gallup Sun garners NMPA awards

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First awards for popular weekly newspaper

On Sept. 24, Gallup Sun Writer Bernie Dotson and Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann walked away with two second-place awards from the New Mexico Press Association at the organization’s annual newspaper contest. The NMPA is the umbrella organization of which many state media outlets are a part.

The Sun is part of a Weekly Class I category of the NMPA that includes the Las Cruces Bulletin, The Taos News, the Valencia County News Bulletin, among others.

Dotson won an award for his April sports article, “Gallup trainer getting boxing off the stool,” and Herrmann won a news-writing award for her June story, “Investigator turns up the heat...

A king, a queen, and the Bengals team: GHS Homecoming 2016

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President Begaye signs agreement putting fee land into trust for NDOT Facility

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On Sep. 23, President Russell Begaye and Sharon Pinto, Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo regional director, signed an agreement that placed 86.68 acres of fee land into trust land status according to the 1974 Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act.

“Converting the land that the Navajo Department of Transportation (NDOT) is built upon has been a long time coming,” Begaye said. “The Office of the President and Vice President greatly appreciate the coordination of this effort between the Navajo Nation, the BIA and the Navajo Hopi Land Commission.”

Principal Civil Engineer for NDOT, Darryl Bradley said NDOT has been looking forward to this signing.

“I’d like to...

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