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Diné Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal 56 years after being wounded in battle

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LEUPP, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez offered his support for Purple Heart Medal recipients, their families, and the community of Leupp, Ariz., on Dec. 15 as Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Arizona Commander Keith Gray officially designated Leupp, Ariz., as a Purple Heart Community during a...

Navajo leaders advocate for additional funds at the Tribal-Interior Budget Council

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Speaker Otto Tso and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council represented the Navajo Nation at the Tribal Interior Budget Council in Washington, D.C. during the week of Dec. 5.  The quarterly meeting was held with the U.S. Department of the Interior and other appointed tribal representatives from the 12 Indian Affairs regions.

“The 24th Navajo Nation Council continues to hear the concerns of our constituents across the Navajo Nation and we communicate their needs at the federal level,” Tso stated in a press release published by the 24th Navajo Nation Council on Dec. 15. “Our Navajo people depend on the federal programs, and leadership will continue to...

New Mexico Arts announces artist residencies at Bosque Redondo Memorial

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WHAT: New Mexico Arts will sponsor two artist residencies at Bosque Redondo Memorial in 2023. Artists who participate will receive $14,000 in two payments, covering living expenses and project-related materials, and a one-bedroom lodging onsite at BRM. The Memorial’s Resource Room will also be made available as a studio and exhibition, performance, and gathering space.

New Mexico Arts will be seeking the artist proposal that best responds to the history and culture of Bosque Redondo Memorial. When the project reaches the public, the hope is that it will encourage meaningful, respectful dialogue about the history of the site.

The residencies will be from March 26 – May 6 and May 13...

NMDWS to mail unemployment insurance claimant 1099s in January

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will mail out all IRS 1099-G forms by January 31to individuals who received Unemployment Insurance benefits from the agency during calendar year 2022.

The department urges claimants to view and verify their mailing address by logging into the UI Tax & Claims system (https://www.jobs.state.nm.us). From their claimant homepage they may select “View and Maintain Account Information” and then “Contact Information.”

The 1099-G forms will also be available on individuals’ online UI claimant homepage under the correspondence folder.  Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader software is required to access, print, and save...

New Mexico's top baby names of 2022

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SANTA FE – Here is the list of the top baby names in New Mexico in 2022 as compiled by the Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Trends since the Department of Health began reporting names in 2014:
Nine of the top 10 girl names from 2021 stayed on the top 10 list in 2022. Charlotte dropped off the top 10 list this year and was replaced by Evelyn, making its first appearance among the top names. Emma has been in the top 10 since 2014, but this is the first year it is the top-ranking name for newborn girls. Eight of the top 10 boy names from 2021 stayed on the top 10 list in 2022. Ezra returns this year to the top for the first time since 2019. James...

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