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NM Voices for Children host data workshop on child well-being

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New Mexico Voices for Children hosted “Turning Data Into Action,” a McKinley County workshop May 2 at the El Morro Events Center.

Discussions focused on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count program, which provides child well-being rankings for the U.S.

Indicators evaluate economic, education, health, family...

Community gathers to remember Chris Cape

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Fence Lake grandmother murdered

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CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – A Fence Lake woman found dead during the early morning hours of May 6 has been identified as Sharon Rankin.

Rankin's 15-year-old grandson, Nikolas Sayers, 15, has been booked into Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center on one open count of murder, according to news release issued by New Mexico State Police.

State Police responded to the call about a reported homicide at 1:45 am Sunday, and said it's an "active homicide" investigation being spearheaded by the department's Investigation Bureau.


Commissioners kill controversial right-to-work ordinance

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McKinley County Commissioners’ regular meeting was the scene of yet another heated debate over right-to-work laws May 1, leading to packed attendance, with some attendees standing outside the door for a chance to listen in.

The May 1 meeting was the third hearing in a series of public discussions and hearings over a controversial ordinance that would allow employees joining unionized workplaces not to pay member dues to the unions. It would be their final action on the ordinance.

Commissioner Bill Lee sponsored the ordinance, which makes claims to stimulate economic development and commerce by changing the union payment system.

Carla J. Sonntag, president of New Mexico Business...

Senators, representatives launch new water quality monitoring program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and U.S. representatives Steve Pearce, R-N.M., Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., welcomed the launch of a new program to develop and implement long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The delegation secured $4 million in the omnibus that was signed into law last month for the program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it has partnered with the seven states and tribes adjoining the watershed—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, the Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe—to...

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