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Duran’s preliminary hearing set for December

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SANTA FE— New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s attorney was granted some extra time in the criminal case against her client on Oct. 8.

First Judicial District Court Judge Glenn Ellington granted an extension for Duran’s attorney Erlinda Johnson after she asked the court for another 60 days to comb through...

‘Patriotic Meeting Place’

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$1.5 million grant to combat human trafficking

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DOJ grant will expand AG’s efforts

LAS CRUCES––As part of his commitment to combat human trafficking, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Oct. 8 the award of $1.5 million in federal grant funding to combat human trafficking in New Mexico.

The collaborative grants will fund efforts across New Mexico to fight human trafficking, provide services for victims and expand research.

New Mexico is one of 16 sites selected for an anti-trafficking task force award, receiving $1.5 million to support law enforcement efforts and victims’ services for the next three years.

“Human trafficking, modern-day slavery, is not someone else’s problem; it’s happening across...

Gallup tops auditor’s comprehensive report

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The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor released its Findings Report Sept. 22.

The report is a comprehensive list of state local government financial workings. This report focused on three main areas: audit opinion, types of annual findings, and repeated findings. The Findings report gave the City of Gallup a Qualified Opinion.

According to the Findings Report, a qualified opinion states that the auditor concludes misstatements, individually, or in the aggregate, are material, but not pervasive to the financial statements.

New Mexico State Auditor Timothy Keller said that historically the city of Gallup has had challenges. However, with the upcoming audit due in October, Keller is...

UNM Athletic Director talks sports with Gallup Lobo fans

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University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs spoke about the college’s current state of athletics to the Gallup Rotary Club at Sammy C’s Sept. 23.

He touched on NCAA government structure, and the more controversial topic of Fantasy Football, which reportedly markets toward college-age males. The NCAA governs college sports and defines Fantasy Football as gambling. If a student-athlete is caught playing the popular game, the penalties are harsh and could result in a suspension or ban from playing college sports.

Meanwhile, Krebs expressed confidence about UNM having a voice on the NCAA Board of Directors. Kendall Spencer, a UNM long jump champion, has become the first...

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