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Governor, environment secretary react to rollback of Clean Water Act protections

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SANTA FE - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James Kenney released statements decrying President Trump’s brazen and disastrous decision to roll back Clean Water Act protections nationwide, including over a majority of New Mexico’s waterways on Jan. 23.

Early Jan. 23, the...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of JANUARY 27

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The moon is Void of Course on Friday, Jan. 31 from 8:09 am to 5:28 pm. Only the stars know if they’ll have a stronger or lighter influence. Madame G recommends you do your taxes, get the car registered, or simply handle menial and otherwise boring tasks. Leave the important work for Feb. 1. But it’s all up to you. You can do whatever you want. Blessings.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Happiness and unhappiness begin with a choice. You can feel bad when someone is mean to you, or you can choose not to be mad. You may choose to get angry when you see the state of the world, or take action. Anytime you worry or expend unnecessary emotion, you drain brain power. Instead, look at what...

Reducing domestic violence

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What it really takes

What causes violence? Why has stopping it proven so challenging?

There are undoubtedly multiple causes of domestic violence, but the most important question isn’t what causes violence. It’s how to prevent it.

Proven solutions

A community that does not tolerate domestic violence.

In places where violence is not tolerated, in either word or deed, violence is less common.

Coordinated justice system that emphasizes accountability.

A criminal justice system that is coordinated, and that holds people who violate the law accountable, will result in decreased violence. The opposite is, of course, also true. Where there is little, or no accountability, and...

Letter to the Editor: Trump should lead by example

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On Jan. 3 President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike that killed him in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. Although it is the U.S. Congress that has the war-making powers, Congress and the American people were the last to know until it became too apparent through media coverage.

This unilateral action was not the first controversial act by Trump given that he pulled out [of] the Iran Nuclear Deal that was negotiated by former President Barack Obama and a group of world powers known as the P5+1: the U.S., U. K., France, China, Germany and Russia. Prior to the pull out, Iran’s alleged efforts to develop a nuclear weapon were not...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of JANUARY 20

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Enjoy a New Moon on Jan. 24 as you contemplate the beginning of any new projects. Channel the spirit of Aquarius as you envision a new purpose that rings of vision. Look toward the future and dare to imagine it as improved. Madame G encourages you to share your talents with others as you live your best life. Don’t be afraid to be a beacon of light in this world. Good luck!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your challenge is learning the difference between articulating your feelings and over-sharing. It’s a tactic in negotiations to overwhelm the competition with information, but this tactic usually works only once. Do not make rash decisions at this time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

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