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Navajo social workers change lives

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ALBUQUERQUE—President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez opened the annual Navajo Nation Division of Social Services conference July 10, with back-to-back keynote speeches that highlighted recent successes and encouraged division employees to magnify Diné cultural teachings.

About one-third of the more...

Businesses enjoy return on investment in breastfeeding-friendly workplace

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Employers who provide a space where employees can express and store milk or breastfeed a baby quickly realize the benefits of doing so.

According to the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, employers who comply with state and federal laws requiring them to provide a clean and private space for lactating mothers and to offer flexible break time so mothers can breastfeed or pump milk experience less absenteeism, lower health care costs and turnover rates, higher productivity and employee loyalty and positive community perception.

In other words, businesses that support breastfeeding employees are improving their own competitiveness and profitability.

“Absences due to infant illness...

Why is Human Life Precious?

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Since 1973, there has been much heated discussion about the Supreme Court ruling entitled Roe vs. Wade. There are many heated opinions about the ruling and its aftermath. The purpose of this article is not to address the court’s ruling; rather, the purpose is to ask the question from a Biblical perspective, “Why is Human Life Precious?”

From an evolutionary point of view, the most valuable form of life is that which is strongest and survives, that which pushes its genes further into the future. Pragmatism pure and simple. For those who hold an evolutionary view, human life has no more, nor less, value than that of a dog, or even a worm or microbe. Only that which survives have...

AG warns New Mexicans of phishing scam

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Attorney General Hector Balderas cautioned New Mexico consumers not to submit their banking information over the internet—unless consumers have initiated contact with the bank.

The advisory came July 10, after the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General received several reports of scammers receiving banking account numbers through ‘phishing’ for information on a banking website.

“New Mexicans need to be aware of potential scammers doing everything they can to take their hard-earned money,” Balderas said.  “These scammers are getting better at disguising themselves every day and will stop at nothing in their attempts to get into New Mexicans’ wallets.”

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Madame G guide to the starsWEEK OF JULY 9

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Enjoy a restfully out of balance Last Quarter Moon on July 6. This is a time for discomposure. Each month we are faced with the “in-between” moments between the waxing and waning moons. Madame G recommends that you sit back and enjoy the process. When you’re committed to the outcome, you lose the journey. You need both to succeed, whatever that means for you.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Focus on yourself. You have much to gain and offer. Don’t lose yourself in the process of improvement. You’re capable of more than you think. This is the time to put thought and focus into your intentions. In order to live the life of your dreams, you must put thoughts and work into it...

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