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N.M. ranks last in child well-being

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State makes some improvements in child poverty

New Mexico is ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being by the 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 17 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This is the third time the state has ranked last in the nation. New Mexico fell to the last spot in 2013, then again...

Letter to the Editor

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Editor,

The Indigenous Peoples Commission, established on March 13, 2018 by the Gallup City Council under Ordinance # C2018-5, met for a work session on June 12, 2019 to approve Public Comments for the Healing Forum Report that was developed for the Gallup community, a “Community Perception Survey” and other items that impact the native population locally and regionally.

The City Ordinance reads: “The membership shall consist of not more than five voting members and one ex-officio, non-voting member appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The ex-officio member shall be a city employee or official. Voting members shall be residents of New Mexico with three...

AG Balderas urges Congress to take action to protect integrity of America’s elections

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In expressing his “significant concern regarding the persistent threats to our election systems,” Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a total 22 attorneys general from around the country June 18 to urge Congress to take action to protect the integrity of America’s elections.

In a letter addressed to key U.S. Senators, Balderas and the other attorneys general ask Congress to provide additional election security grants to states and localities, support the establishment of cybersecurity and audit standards for election systems, and pass bipartisan election-security legislation.

“Make no mistake; our elections were attacked by Russian operatives in 2016, and they will be...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of JUNE 24

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Madame recommends that you sit down and write out all the wonderful things you’d like to do this summer. Reevaluate your life. What do you want to change? What do you want to keep? Expand your mind. Give in to your dreams and don’t censor yourself.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Sometimes it’s tough to be the best. You may have high demands for yourself and your loved ones. But, it’s important to stop and reflect. What are you pushing for? What do you need to accomplish in your life? If you’re feeling unbalanced and out of focus, it’s time to sit down and think about what you need in this world. Enjoy yourself. It’s a new season with new possibilities.

Taurus (April 20-May...

National Garbage Man Week

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Celebrating Hard-Working Men and Women Who Help Keep Communities Clean

Every week the big green garbage truck rumbles into the neighborhood and the mechanical spectacle of its hydraulic arm grabbing, lifting, dumping and returning trash and recycling carts to the curb commences.

This commonplace show is accompanied by a brief symphony of safety warning beeps and the crunching of trash being compacted before the driver moves on to the next home. Some of Waste Management of New Mexico’s most loyal residential fans and avid watchers are the kids who eagerly await the arrival of their garbage man on collection day.

June 17 marks the start of National Garbage Man Week. There will be no...

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