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Madame G guide to the stars Week of SEPTEMBER 30

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Enjoy a Libra New Moon on Sept. 27. This is the mark of new beginnings and the time to start new projects. Set intentions and goals that are important to you and don’t be afraid to focus on yourself. What you want out of life is important. It’s time now to pursue your dreams and goals with every inch of your being. Madame...

Re: ‘What is the definition of clean?’

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Sunday morning, Labor Day weekend, I was trying to wash a stack of dishes while my two year old and his puppy were on a tear of destruction behind me. We just got over a tantrum when he pulled salsa out of the fridge just to spill it, and fought for at least a half hour when I demanded he was responsible for cleaning it up. With all this other chaos, all I could think of while trying to wash dishes, was the Housing Authority article I read the night before.

I understand, of course, public housing needs to do checks to stay up to codes and standards. Of course it helps ensure health and safety and welfare of all tenants. But I am lucky that no one is coming to do a housekeeping inspection...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of SEPTEMBER 23

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You should reorder a few values in your life. It’s time to think outside the box. Madame G recommends that you learn a lesson from the wise rattlesnake. When they are babies they release all their venom at first bite. This will kill their prey. But, they have nothing left. Adult rattlesnakes don’t do this. They know to slow down and strike carefully. May you do the same.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is the world of the future. There is no other time but now. Stop looking to an unknown world to be perfect. Enjoy what you have. Live, laugh, and love! That’s all you really need to know.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Instead of focusing on the details, take a moment to stop and look...

Don’t know much about history

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Gallup group looks at the decline in history education

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana

Some would argue that whether we learn our planet’s written history or not, we may very well repeat the worst mistakes. But area historian and archaeologist Martin Link hopes to open up a discussion on the mounting crisis in history education (and arts education, music instruction, and more) that is increasingly lessened by a focus on vocational training, economic development, and the ensuing loss of critical thinking skills.

The impact of “High Stakes Testing,” or “Teaching to the Test,” has had some unfortunate impacts...

Udall, Heinrich announce investigation to protect N.M. land

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Senators looking into proposed seizure of land to build Trump border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced Sept. 11, that the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office  will investigate the Trump Administration’s efforts to use eminent domain to “take the land” of private landowners by any means necessary in order to build an ineffective border wall.

In August, Sens. Udall and Heinrich sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, urging GAO to investigate the Trump Administration’s harmful efforts that could affect New Mexico.

Sens. Udall and Heinrich emphasized that despite multiple requests...

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