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Social sea change only comes when demanded

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There is a video circulating on social media of a beautiful little girl in a tee-shirt trimmed in white eyelet lace, her smiling face aglow in pride, proclaiming “Daddy changed the world.” It is both sweetly uplifting and painfully heart breaking. The little girl, seated on the shoulders of a family friend, is at one of...

Gov. Lujan Grisham’s ‘Council for Racial Justice’ shows how leadership may unite us in the face of racism

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The national outpouring of anger and frustration triggered by the killing of George Floyd by police reveals an urgent need today:  we need many more leaders who will bring people together. President Donald Trump’s brutal, racist words and actions in response to the resulting protests have tried to divide people even further than they already are, American against American.  I commend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s efforts now, in welcome contrast, to begin a state-wide community conversation about new policies to improve racial justice here in New Mexico. That’s how we make progress as the human race.

As the horrifying video showed, George Floyd’s life was taken from his...

Letter to the Editor: Support for a primary winner

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I wanted to congratulate Yvette Herrell on her hard-fought victory in the primary election. I am endorsing Yvette Herrell, and I will make myself available to help her in the general election.  Yvette Herrell has shown her ability to win without compromising her basic conservative principles. It will take all of us to help elect Yvette Herrell to congress. Please help Yvette with your support and vote. Our country’s future depends on you.

Also I wanted to express my thanks to Claire Chase and her family. She ran a strong and proud campaign. Claire has shown that there is a bright future for young republicans in New Mexico.

To my supporters, thank you for your confidence in me and our...

FOG files Open Meetings Act complaint against PERA Board

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ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government filed a complaint June 2 claiming the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico  Board of Trustees violated the state’s Open Meetings Act at their meeting May 29.

The meeting agenda for May 29 lists an item about the discussion and termination of withholding of Retire Public Employees of New Mexico membership dues from PERA retirement benefits. However, during the meeting, an amendment was voted on and approved by the PERA Board that an additional group, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, would also have their dues terminated.

“The PERA Board’s decision to act on an issue not...

Letter to the editor: Veteran looks at policies amid pandemic

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Cibola County [was] still under lock down with 131 cases and 4 deaths as of 05-25-20 per the web. McKinley 2,192, & 93, San Juan, 5456, 108, Bernalillo 1,337 68 cases and deaths. Why is the governor keeping Cibola closed along with McKinley and San Juan Counties, because of high rates around us, but not Bernalillo County? Is it because the city mayor and sheriff in Cibola have bucked the lock down, or is it because there are more people in Bernalillo that might get upset come election day?


What’s considered “essential?” Food, prescription drugs, sometimes...

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