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Heinrich’s statement on cybersecurity legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Oct. 27 after voting to approve S.754, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 74 to 21. The...

Raising Awareness for SIDS

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SANTA FE–For first time parents, everything is new; everything is a first, and everything is a milestone. Baby’s first meal, first crawl, first step and on and on. They’re all terrific, but what I also remember about becoming a new father was my first worries, the wide ranging worries from sniffles, to keeping my child safe to paying for college.

One of the scariest things about having a newborn is one of the hardest to comprehend: unexpected death. Each year more than 4,000 infants die suddenly of no obvious cause in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of these events are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)...

BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in north Gallup

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Police are looking for the individual that shot a man last night, shortly before 7 pm, at the Black Diamond Mobile Home Park on East Wilson.

Gallup Police Department officials are currently investigating the incident, but the victim (details pending) was shot once in the abdomen.

After being shot, he went to the Med Star Ambulance location at 208 W. Maloney where paramedics applied initial treatment, then transferred the man to Gallup Indian Medical Center.

GPD Sgt. Rosanne Kavzlarich said the man's injuries are non-life threatening and that he's currently hospitalized.

Kavzarich said it's unclear if the victim the knew the shooter, but anyone with information is encouraged to call...

Officials grapple with restoring funding to make jails more ‘viable’

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0 Gallup City Council and the McKinley County Commission met in a joint work session to discuss strategies to obtain more funding from the state for housing inmates in the McKinley County Adult Detention Center Oct. 20.

According to the McKinley Legislative Priorities report submitted to city and county officials by County Manager Bill Lee, the county was originally granted about $5 million dollars, under the County Detention Facility Reimbursement Act in 2007, to cover the cost of housing offenders. But funds were reduced to approximately $2.96 million for fiscal year 2016, when compared to the $3.3 million budget in fiscal year 2015.

“The act says that $5 million should be...

Board weighs in on energy drinks in district schools

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The question as to whether energy drinks should be completely prohibited at district schools was discussed at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct.19.

According to Interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett, a recent survey of all Gallup district schools revealed that out of the 19 of 35 schools that participated, Thoreau High School allows energy drinks to be consumed even though the school “discouraged it because of health reasons.”

District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said there is a district-wide wellness policy that states that schools cannot supply energy drinks to the students such as selling them on the lunch menu or at school...

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