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Fighting the Current: Why New Mexicans Need a Higher Minimum Wage

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Hard-working families in our state are drowning. Families should never have to choose between buying healthy groceries and paying their utility bills, but they do. Kids should be focusing on their work instead of their grumbling stomachs during school, but they cannot help it when their hard-working parents can only provide...

Local citizen pens letter to U.S. Regulatory Commission

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Continued from last week.

The mining activity has basically depleted much of the underground water and caused a significant increase in multiple chronic diseases in the impacted populations.  The studies indicated that the logical place to start was in the health of children with uranium being the primary contaminant of concern along with the exposure to other mixtures of metals which can cause birth defects and life-long health issues.

The exposures can be physical, chemical, societal, medical and psychosocial.  Radiation scans in homes to the birth records and reproductive outcomes were assessed and the results included the fact that some sources of exposure include...

Local citizen pens letter to U.S. Regulatory Commission

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Continued from last week.

Holtec Int’l. proposes to transport high level radioactive waste on U.S. Interstates that contains the same long-lived radioactivity released by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombs on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945.

There is no data that addresses the temperatures of up to 1,475 Fahrenheit and the number of days or weeks that the radioactive waste will be on American highways, the heat vaporization of the radioactive materials in the air, land or waterways. There is no data regarding the inhalation of radioactive particulates that cause cancer, liver and kidney disease, growth retardation, birth defects and other fatal diseases in human and animals.

There...

Jesus on the Holy Spirit

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“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth … He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-14 (ESV)

Before Jesus submitted himself to the cross, He spent the previous evening sharing privately with His disciples important lessons they would need in the coming hours, days and years. Among those teachings, Jesus shared some specific teachings about the Holy Spirit.

Jesus used multiple terms to refer to the Holy Spirit, each descriptive of the Spirit’s role. “The Helper” or “Comforter” coming from the Greek word for ‘defender’ such as legal counsel or a battle buddy, to help in difficult situations...

Local citizen pens letter to U.S. Regulatory Commission

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TO: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,  11555 Rockville Pike. Rockville, MD 20852-2738

FROM: Mervyn Tilden

RE:  Holtec International and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Docket ID 72-1051; NRC-2018-0052.

DATE: May 21, 2018 NRC PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING

At a scoping meeting on May 21, 2018 in Gallup (NM) hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on behalf of Holtec International and its proposal to bring all of the existing commercial high-level radioactive spent fuel from nuclear reactors from the East Coast to New Mexico, over 100 individuals attended. There were 37 speakers; 36 were opposed to the transport of high-level nuclear waste...

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