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Letter to the Editor: Gavin Clarkson: best choice for all New Mexicans, on- and off-reservation

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Yá’át’ééh,

My name is Sandra Jeff, a citizen of both New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. As a Democrat, I represented New Mexico House District 5 from 2008-2014, and I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.

During the 2014 legislative session, I...

Lowest-income NM taxpayers pay 1.8 times the wealthiest

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ALBUQUERQUE — A new study released Oct. 17 by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income.

The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, analyzes tax systems in all 50 states. The analysis evaluates all major state and local taxes, including personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, sales, and other excise taxes.

“Taxes are the way we accomplish great things for our state – build our schools and infrastructure, provide health care and public safety, and more,” said...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF OCTOBER 22

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The Sun enters Scorpio on Oct. 23 and a Full Moon reveals all on Oct. 24. All in all, just in time for Halloween. This should be an interesting few weeks. Passionate and misunderstood Scorpio is the quiet and hidden danger lurking in the deep. Madame G recommends you tread carefully with this one. Be honest! Be true to yourself! Speak softly and carry a large stick.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The only way to move on is to move forward. You can’t get to your destination if you’re looking in the rearview mirror. Do your best to reach your goals, but don’t get stuck on the details. Jeff Bazos said: “Be clear on vision and flexible on details.” You don’t have to know how...

The never-ending cycle of domestic violence and the family court system that feeds it

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One year left to graduate high school, a young woman with the whole world in front of her with endless dreams and potential – dreams of not only serving in the U.S. Navy and commanding ships but to ultimately become one of the most powerful women – takes a quick turn to becoming a prisoner – a victim of domestic violence, forced to be submissive.

For the next 17 years and counting, she becomes focused solely on survival simply because of a boy who charms his way through a tangled web of lies, their children, and a slowly progressing legal system that fails to recognize and protect the victims of domestic violence post-divorce from the abuse of what I call, “DNA privilege.”...

Set Apart for a Purpose

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“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:17-18 (ESV)

In Jesus’ final hours, He prays for His disciples (those who follow Him with their lives). We can learn from this prayer Jesus’ priorities from what he asks of His Father in Heaven.

In our modern world, we seldom use the term “sanctify” or “sacred,” and it would help if we understood it better. To “sanctify” something is “to set apart for a sacred [holy] purpose,” “to make it free from sin.” Yet this still leaves the word a little foreign to us. Therefore, let us consider a similar example from the medical world as an...

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