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Census cuts put New Mexico in jeopardy

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Pop quiz: which of the following statements are true?

a. The census is constitutionally required in order to count every person in the U.S.

b. The census determines how much federal money—more than $6 billion—flows into New Mexico’s economy every year.

c. New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted by the...

Las Cruces company grows with help from partnership loan

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Casey Roberts earned an MBA at the same time he was learning the family trade: welding. Today, the Las Cruces man and his wife, Chancie, own Mesilla Valley Metals, a manufacturer of pipes, structural steel, farm implements and custom-ordered metal products.

“My family has always been in the welding business,” Roberts said. “My dad was a rig welder in Farmington, where my uncle on my mom’s side owns a big fabrication shop. I always enjoyed making something and seeing results at the end of the day.”

As a welder, Roberts worked with metal all the time. In Aug. 2011, he decided to start a business selling the raw materials of his trade. At first, Mesilla  Valley Metals operated...

Honoring veterans through business support

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New Mexico is home to more than 160,000 veterans, and about half of them are under the age of 65. For those former service members interested in operating businesses, state and federal agencies can help with business formation, certification and contract acquisition that levels the playing field for vets that have spent their careers out of the private sector.

Veterans come to the private-sector workforce with a lot to offer, including advanced training in specialized fields such as logistics, security, information technology, personnel management and administration. They understand the complexities of doing business with the U.S. government and the importance of following instructions...

Coach’s Korner: Who is Number 34?!?!

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Just as the peak of Pyramid Rock is supported by its base, so too is our great nation supported by the people it governs. With this in mind we have the ability to assist our government with timely questions that will support her continued greatness.

When it comes to healthcare our voices should be loud. However, I’m not talking about health coverage, prescription medications and co-pays, but something much more fundamental, the quality of food.

You see, every nation on the planet knows that if the United States is looking for you there is no place to hide. Our technology is so extraordinary it eclipses the imagination of the best science-fiction writers; you can conduct banking...

Report: NM Black children doing well, compared to nationwide data

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NM scores poorly for children in all other racial, ethnic groups

ALBUQUERQUE— New Mexico’s children — in all racial and ethnic groups except African American — lag behind their demographic cohorts across the nation when it comes to meeting key milestones that will help them achieve their unique potential. That’s according to data in the 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Race for Results report uses an index that measures children’s progress on key education, health, and economic milestones, and across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. The report’s...
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