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Will legalization of marijuana save the U.S. economy?

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The bandwagon is overloaded with politicians and people that actually believe legalizing recreational marijuana is the answer to poverty, the golden ticket to funding education, and the Holy Grail of government woes. How about growing and selling pot to bankroll Social Security, social programs, and healthcare? We can pay...

Community challenge to deliver 65 pints of blood

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Bikers, Fire Department help out

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is holding its Auxiliary Blood Drive on Feb. 14 from 8 am-1 pm at the RMCH Third Floor Solarium at 1901 Red Rock Drive, Gallup. The drive began on Feb. 13.

The hospital is requesting type O and Rh Negative types A- and B- which are currently in shorter supply. The drive is also looking for donations of double red cells which carry oxygen to organs and tissue. When they donate double red cells, volunteers can safely donate enough for two red cell transfusions. This type of blood is needed by patients having surgery, organ transplants or cancer treatment. People with life-threatening conditions often need...

Local journalism matters to New Mexicans

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The Sustainable Local Journalism in New Mexico: Community Perspectives report builds a rationale for the importance of vibrant local journalism to community well-being. By harvesting the wisdom of civically engaged leaders across New Mexico communities, this report acknowledges the need for accurate and relevant sources of information. Credible information from trustworthy sources allows community members to make informed decisions for their families, businesses, and civic institutions, engage in community-building efforts, and participate in the democratic process.

Lilly Irvin-Vitela, New Mexico First President and lead author, describes the community conversations that informed the...

Governor, environment secretary react to rollback of Clean Water Act protections

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SANTA FE - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James Kenney released statements decrying President Trump’s brazen and disastrous decision to roll back Clean Water Act protections nationwide, including over a majority of New Mexico’s waterways on Jan. 23.

Early Jan. 23, the federal administration finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, redefining the “Waters of the U.S.”

“Trump’s new rule is an absolute disaster for the state’s water resources,” Lujan Grisham stated. “No other natural resource in New Mexico has greater significance to our people than our water: environmentally, culturally, economically, recreationally...

Reducing domestic violence

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What it really takes

What causes violence? Why has stopping it proven so challenging?

There are undoubtedly multiple causes of domestic violence, but the most important question isn’t what causes violence. It’s how to prevent it.

Proven solutions

A community that does not tolerate domestic violence.

In places where violence is not tolerated, in either word or deed, violence is less common.

Coordinated justice system that emphasizes accountability.

A criminal justice system that is coordinated, and that holds people who violate the law accountable, will result in decreased violence. The opposite is, of course, also true. Where there is little, or no accountability, and...

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