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Letter to the Editor: Registered sex offender speaks out

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I don’t guess this will get published, despite the fact that you claim to be fair and unbiased, but newspapers exist as a public service. Every news organization is bent a certain way from the New York Times to CNN and Fox News.

Anyone can put something on paper and publish it and give it a larger than life headline and...

NM has highest rate of workers lacking paid sick leave

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Paid sick leave: an important piece of family well-being puzzle

Half of all workers in New Mexico cannot earn paid sick leave and have to either go to work when they or a family member is sick, or stay home and lose pay. This is the highest rate in the nation, according to a report released August 19, entitled “Valuing Families at Work: The Case for Paid Sick Leave in New Mexico.” The report was released by the child advocacy organization, New Mexico Voices for Children.

A big part of the problem is that the federal government has no paid sick leave policy - unlike most wealthy nations. Several states and municipalities have enacted paid sick leave policies - most recently, Oregon...

Letter to the Editor: Nuke storage, human error and unintended consequences

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RE: John Heaton, Chairman of the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance, August 09, 2019 comments in The Gallup Sun (“The Nuke Storage Debate”) regarding the proposed Holtec’s HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) and the transportation of high-level radioactive waste across New Mexico.

Heaton writes, “We also do not yet know what the transportation routes the fuel will take to reach the proposed facility will be.” And, he adds that the “project is strongly supported with resolutions from Eddy and Lea County Commissioners, as well as the elected Councilors and Commissioners in Carlsbad and Hobbs.”

That is good news. Since he is relying on resolutions passed by...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of AUGUST 26

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Enjoy a Last Quarter Moon on Aug. 23. You may notice some subtle energies picking up. Madame G recommends you finish any pending projects. You may also find that projects that were a source of stress automatically disappear. For that reason, look ahead and learn to appreciate each moment. Indulge in your senses this week.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re getting organized and that’s great. Find the best method for yourself and move forward. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend or loved one who excels at organization. Learn from them and apply what works and discard the rest.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Over the next four weeks, you’ll make a noteworthy impact in the...

AG Balderas supports vulnerable populations

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Joins 22 attorneys general

In an action designed to protect against discrimination against women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community and other vulnerable populations, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter that opposes the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule to drastically undermine Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in federal healthcare programs, benefits, and services. Specifically, Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age. The proposed rule...

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