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NM Senators want expedited ruling on ABQ DWI seizure law

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Two New Mexico state Senators filed a motion in their ongoing legal battle with the City of Albuquerque regarding the city’s practice of seizing cars after DWI arrests but before convictions.

The Institute for Justice filed the motion on behalf of Sens. Lisa Torraco, R-Albuquerque, and Daniel Ivey Soto, D-Albuquerque...

Navajo Nation Confirms First Hantavirus Death of 2016

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation and its public health partners have confirmed that a Navajo Nation resident died recently from complications of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a rare but potentially fatal disease spread by infected rodent droppings.

It is not known at this time where the individual contracted Hantavirus. The deer mouse is the most commonly infected rodent. Human cases have occurred in all months of the year, but the greatest number of cases has been documented in the spring and summer months. There is evidence that periods of high rain and snowfall, such as El Nino weather patterns, are associated with increased cases of Hantavirus infection.

HPS is...

President touts Economic Development summit

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TWIN ARROWS RESORT – A new dawn for economic development on the Navajo Nation.

That’s how Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez envision the future for the Navajo people.

President Russell Begaye stated that economic development contributes to job creation which is one of the four pillars of the Begaye-Nez Administration. The four pillars of the administration are Veterans/ Veterans Services, Youth/Elders, Infrastructure and Job Creation.

“The Navajo Nation is at a pivotal point in time where we are faced with declining revenues; therefore, we must work together as a diplomatic team to generate new funding sources for the Navajo...

‘Occupy New Mexico’

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Protesters protesting about whatever they are protesting about during the first day of the Legislative session outside of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Jan. 19. Photo Credit: Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

Gallup Cop arrested for Domestic Violence

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Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson is on paid administrative leave for allegedly beating her girlfriend Jan. 10.

“She’s placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation,” GPD Capt. Rick White said.

According to GPD Officer Dominic Molina’s report, the couple got into an altercation at Fire Rock Casino. Wilson reportedly knocked a drink out of her girlfriend’s hand and drove off and left her at the casino.

The woman got a ride back to the home that the two women shared, and that’s where the fight resumed. At first some hair was pulled, but then it turned brutal when Wilson allegedly punched her girlfriend in the nose and hit her in the...

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