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Facts vs. opinions with regard to gun violence

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When there’s data we can use the data, when there are opinions, let’s use mine.  That seems to sum up the gun debate to date. Are the following suggested causes of gun violence and suggested solutions opinions or facts? It’s due to mental illness, ban assault rifles, arm law abiding citizens, arm school teachers...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of DECemBER 2

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Dashing through the snow…well, there might be snow. Here in New Mexico the idea of a “White Christmas” is always a little delusional. Besides, snow doesn’t mean you’re having a good time. Madame G recommends that instead of following some else’s idea of a good Christmas or life, why don’t you make up your own version. I bet yours is better anyway.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re not perfect and the world is going to disappoint you. But, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You also don’t have to lower your standards. You can maintain a high standard of excellence for yourself and still exert the least amount of effort worrying about it. Instead, take action when...

A Democrat’s take on the Democratic Forum

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Recently, the McKinley County Democrats hosted the Democratic candidates for Congress at a congenial Town Hall in Gallup. Seven of the nine candidates were available to answer questions. An estimated 100 people attended.

The candidates in attendance were Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Santa Fe attorney whose work is assisting tribes and pueblos securing infrastructure improvements, Marco Serna, the Santa Fe District Attorney, Kyle Tisdel, a public interest environmental attorney, Valerie Plame, a former CIA Operations Officer who was outed by the Bush II administration, Laura Montoya, Sandoval County Treasurer, Joseph Sanchez, a State Representative and an electrical engineer working at Los...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of novemBER 25

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Ready for a new beginning? On Nov. 26, enjoy the November New Moon. Consider your spiritual journey, maybe you need a refresh and a new path. Well, this is the perfect time to begin something new that you might have avoided otherwise. Reflect on where you’d like to go and what type of life you’d like to have, not just the effects. Who are you?

Aries (March 21-April 19)

If you’re angry every time something doesn’t go according to plan, this will be a long miserable experience. Instead, reflect on what you’ve learned. Appreciate the people the universe brings into your life and do your best with each passing day. You’re more than your accomplishments and more than your past...

Guaranteeing good tasting, safe water at the tap

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There is a tremendous effort put forth by water systems all over the country to provide safe and clean water to their customers. Of course upsets and mistakes do happen. Flint, Michigan is a horrendous example of how not to do it. But individual families can provide a firewall at their kitchen sinks to stop any contaminants that might get that far. The solution is a simple triple filter available from plumbers and hardware stores. This filter gets rid of 95% of everything in the water. The first filter is a particle filter that removes any particles that are still in the water. The second filter is an activated carbon filter that removes items that can cause taste or odor issues and the...

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