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Las Cruces massage school gets boost from local bank

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Timothy Gay shopped around before securing a loan in 2013 to buy a building in downtown Las Cruces for his Massage Therapy Training Institute (MTTI). He chose Century Bank to help him secure a U.S. Small Business Administration commercial 504 loan.

“They were the nicest people to work with, which is definitely a...

Libertarian National Committee

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Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Fellow Americans,

You have probably heard the news about the President’s plan to increase American military involvement in Afghanistan.

The Libertarian perspective is very different.

After toppling the Afghan government almost sixteen years ago, the United States entered into nation building thinking that it would help improve corners of the world that terrorists find inviting. Our country has spent hundreds of billions of dollars and lost thousands of lives in these futile efforts.

According to Forbes: “Since [the initial] intervention in the aftermath of 9/11, roughly 2,400 American military personnel have died and more than 20,000 been wounded...

The Real News for Parents on HPV Vaccine and Back to School Shots

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In the age of social media, drama travels fast.

Parents of pre-teens and teens whose doctors recommend they receive the cancer-preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine might find plenty of unsubstantiated reasons on the internet to not get the vaccine: it’s easy for stories—true or not—to be uploaded to a chat room and read across the globe in a matter of hours.

Careful answers to parents’ basic concerns about safety and effectiveness take a lot longer. As a Congolese proverb reminds us: “Lies come up in the elevator; the truth takes the stairs but it gets here eventually.”

The safety monitoring of HPV vaccine has been a long walk up many steps. We now have over a...

Conference to feature business opportunities in local film industry

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The New Mexico film industry has been an economic bright spot for the past several years, helping businesses grow and weather the recession.  After state tax incentives for the industry kicked into gear in 2003, opportunities for individuals and businesses have been continually created. And industry leaders say there’s still room for growth.

Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico Film Office, said the industry is “as strong as it’s ever been,” with 2017 shaping up to be the third-consecutive year of record activity — defined by overall economic impact and job creation, among other markers.

Maniatis and his staff are preparing for the 2017 Film & Media Industry...

GMCS: Students given alternatives during solar eclipse

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We are allowing some alternative accommodations for students and parents acknowledging that they want their student(s) to participate in traditional practices involved in the rare upcoming eclipse. Please read the following information so that you understand what is to take place on August 21, 2017.

According to many Native American cultures, the time during a solar or lunar eclipse is a time for reverence. A common belief is that the moon, sun and earth are in a sacred time and place; and therefore, viewing this event may affect individuals mentally and physically.

In our area, a solar eclipse is scheduled on August 21, 2017. The eclipse will begin at approximately 10:21 am and end...

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