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Per-student and teacher funding in New Mexico lower than a decade ago

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ALBUQUERQUE -  New Mexico is one of several states that have failed to increase their total per-student funding compared to a decade ago, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). While 26 states have made larger investments in their K-12 students since 2008, per-student funding in...

Are you a ruminating thinker?

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Like a dog chasing its own tail—around and around and around—some individuals can relate to the anxiety loop. They feel anxious. Soon they feel anxious about feeling anxious, which causes even more anxiety. Are you a chronic worrier? A ruminating ruminator? An obsessive thinker?

The brain becomes stuck in the chronic worry zone. The body responds with symptoms of distress: stomach upset, constipation or diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia, irritability. Panic attacks may be experienced in crowded places: shaking, sweating, dizziness, breathing rapidly, and pounding heart. Get me out of here!

Stress, pressure, worry, anxiety, panic. The learning process starts with understanding that...

World War I veteran honored at site of notorious battle

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As I have shared with you and your readers in the past, my grandfather, Pvt. Paul Emerson Riege, served in the 1st Battalion/5th Marines during WW1.

This unit has gone on to become one of the most decorated units in Marine Corps History, and it was the Marines of the 1/5 of WW1 who earned the nickname that the Marines enjoy to this day and that’s “Devil Dogs.”

I am always so proud of the fact that my grandfather was one of those original “Devil Dogs” and that he fought at the Battle of Belleau Wood. It is a “Bucket List” dream of mine to travel to the Belleau Wood battlefield and to walk in the same footsteps as my grandfather and all those many brave Marines did.

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Love Needing Divine Strength

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“For this reason I [Paul] bow my knees before the Father… that … he [God] may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, … may have strength to comprehend … and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)

John Stott shares in his commentary on Ephesians,

“One of the best ways to discover a Christian’s chief anxieties and ambitions is to study the content of his prayers and the intensity with which he prays them. We all pray about what concerns us, and are evidently not concerned about the matters we do not include in our prayers.” (Stott, 131...

Dental therapy legislation passes second house committee unanimously

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Includes amendment protecting tribal sovereignty

SANTA FE – The House State Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee passed legislation that would make it easier for New Mexicans living in rural and tribal areas to access dental care. HB 308, sponsored by Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D) and Rep. Gail Armstrong (R), passed the committee unanimously. This is the second committee that has passed the legislation unanimously. HB 308 now goes to the House floor for a full vote.

The New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition released the following statement:

“Today showed that momentum in the Legislature is behind addressing New Mexico’s oral health crisis through expanding the dental...

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