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Lowest-income NM taxpayers pay 1.8 times the wealthiest

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ALBUQUERQUE — A new study released Oct. 17 by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income.

The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems...

Set Apart for a Purpose

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“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:17-18 (ESV)

In Jesus’ final hours, He prays for His disciples (those who follow Him with their lives). We can learn from this prayer Jesus’ priorities from what he asks of His Father in Heaven.

In our modern world, we seldom use the term “sanctify” or “sacred,” and it would help if we understood it better. To “sanctify” something is “to set apart for a sacred [holy] purpose,” “to make it free from sin.” Yet this still leaves the word a little foreign to us. Therefore, let us consider a similar example from the medical world as an...

Zuni Pueblo artists take a stand for Native American art authenticity

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In the center of the Universe sits the Pueblo of Zuni. Here all things exist in an intermingling balance represented best by the pueblo’s artwork. Using the gifts of the Earth, Zuni Artists transform natural materials to tell the story of their people.

Zuni Pueblo artists are internationally recognized for their master craftsmanship in silversmithing, stone inlay, beadwork, fetish carving, pottery and more.

For the Zuni people Art is more than a part of culture and traditions, it is a way of life.

Eighty-plus percent of households in Zuni pueblo make a portion of their income from the sale of arts and crafts. However, as Wells Mahkee Jr., Executive Director of Zuni Pueblo...

Historic Duke City farm pursues innovation

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With a history of agricultural experimentation dating back to the 1930s and a storied tradition reaching into the depths of New Mexico’s territorial history, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, has bridged the centuries and now, with the assistance of New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, continues to preserve the past and pursue innovation.

The land surrounding Los Poblanos was, sometime around 1716, made a part of the Elena Gallegos Land Grant which surrounded and shaped what is now Albuquerque and was first mentioned in the 1790 Census as one of six settlements in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

According to Los...

The Glory of the Son

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“And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” John 17:5 (ESV)

In the New Testament, Jesus’ favorite reference to Himself is “the Son of Man,” leading many to believe and question whether Jesus perceived himself to be the “Son of God.”

The apostle John, who refers to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” records the final ‘public’ prayer Jesus has with His disciples before His crucifixion.

In the first five verses of this prayer, Jesus repeatedly makes statements, which make it abundantly clear that Jesus understands Himself to be the “Son of God.”

Jesus begins in verse 1 by referring to...

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