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Division of Economic Development hosts successful economic summit

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The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz.-The fourth annual Navajo Nation Economic Summit concluded May 1 with more than 500 registered attendees and 48 businesses and organizations. The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, in partnership with Raven Events, hosted the summit at the...

Reading is a human right

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Literacy for All

People in all countries around the globe deserve the right to learn to read.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates that 175 million young people lack basic literacy skills. To address the issues, UNESCO Regional Office of Southern Africa is supporting programs and activities to develop quality literacy materials for literacy educators and learners through integrating mother languages in literacy teaching and learning. Fifty-two years ago, UNESCO officially declared September 8 International Literacy Day, with the goal of highlighting literacy as a human rights issue. www.unesco.org/.

In 2018, The International Literacy...

Nuclear Nation Film Festival coming up

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There’s still time for public comments on nuclear clean-up

Editor,

In 1979, two incidents involving the nuclear industry and radioactive material took place in America and 40 years later, the communities are still waiting for an adequate response from the responsible parties and the federal government.

On March 28, 1979 the Unit 2 reactor of the Three Mile Island commercial nuclear power plant experienced a failure in the secondary, non-nuclear section of the plant and one of two reactors on the site, partially melted down.  Most people were sound asleep when the reactor accident began about 4 am on Wednesday, March 28, 1979.

The second catastrophe took place in the nearby...

Ins and outs of cash flow

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WESST workshop teaches business essentials

Keeping track of the money flowing in and out of a business is challenging even in the best of times — when cash is flooding in and the outflow is a comparative trickle. But any business that wants to stay in business needs to master cash flow management.

To help small-business owners get a handle on this essential skill, WESST in Albuquerque is conducting a workshop, Learn the Language of Your Business Finances, that includes demonstrations of how businesses can manage their finances, including cash flow, by having participants work with a spreadsheet for a fictitious venture.

The exercise gives tangible examples of the costs that...

New Mexico gets high marks for foster children placement

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State tied for tenth place

ALBUQUERQUE - Children who are removed by the state from an unhealthy or potentially dangerous situation do better when they are placed in a foster family than in a group or institutional setting. This is one child well-being indicator on which New Mexico does well above the national average. That’s according to the Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement, a new data snapshot released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as part of its KIDS COUNT® project.

The report looks at data from the child welfare system across all 50 states and the District of Columbia over a 10-year period, to see how placements for young people in foster care...

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