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Heinrich leads legislation to protect Native American Seeds

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Act supports health care/food security in tribal communities

U. S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was joined in a bipartisan, bicameral effort July 23 to introduce the Native American Seeds Protection Act of 2019.  The introduction of the act took place in Washington, D.C., where he was joined in the announcement by...

Udall calls for Senate action to secure elections

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U. S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) called for the Senate to consider the House-passed “For the People Act.”  On July 23, Udall became the lead sponsor of the Act and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to stop obstructing critical efforts to secure American elections and prevent foreign interference before the 2020 elections.

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found with the utmost certainty that Russia, a foreign adversary, meddled in our presidential election for the express purpose of benefiting the Trump campaign. But the president continues to deny this fact - and even worse, Senate Republicans refuse to enact a single...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of JULY 29

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Have you been hesitant to start new projects? As the summer flies by, feel free to start any new projects on July 31, a New Moon. This is the perfect opportunity to set a new goal or begin the work. In the old days, farmers would plant their crops by the New Moon and reap by the Full Moon. Madame G recommends you allow your energies to build until then. Have fun!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Life is not a mess, it’s messy. There are many shades of gray, including dusty brown and pink. Examine a sunset. Do you notice how blue makes up that golden brown?  Don’t get so caught up in the details that you lose the beauty of the moment. Notice how things play together in harmony. Keep...

Letter to the Editor: Fond Farewell to Dr. Sylvia Andrew

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I would like to extend my appreciation, admiration and congratulations to my good friend Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez Andrew.  Sylvia has served our community for 10 years, which included 7 years as instructor and department head in the English, Health & Human Services Department and 3 years as Executive Director of the University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus.  She is now leaving us to return to her home in San Antonio to be closer to husband and family, while continuing her outstanding career in higher education.

In late May, we learned that Sylvia had been awarded “Professor Emeritus” status at the University of New Mexico, taking effect on July 1 of this year.  Congratulations...

Letter to the Editor,

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July 16, 2019 marked the 40th year since the worst radioactive “accident” in United States history which happened at the United Nuclear Corporation’s Northeast Church Rock, N.M. uranium mine site on July 16, 1979 when over 1,100 tons of solid radioactive mill waste and more than 94 million gallons of acidic radioactive uranium tailings spilled into the Rio Puerco River and flowed down stream through Gallup, N.M. and 14 Navajo communities into Arizona.

To date, there has been no reclamation or no studies on the impacts on local water systems and People’s health or how far the deadly contamination went. UNC was never held accountable and sold its interests to General...

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