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NM Senators secure $30 million for border humanitarian relief

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On June 26, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) secured $30 million in reimbursement funds for localities and non-governmental organizations in New Mexico and elsewhere that are providing much-needed humanitarian relief to asylum seekers.

The measure was included in a $4.6...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of JULY 1

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This week, take a moment to walk outside and experience the freshness of summer. This season is special and requires your attention. When life gets you down take in the benefits of nature and explore the world around you. Madame G recommends you take time to enjoy your life.

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Sometimes, it feels as if life is pushing you forward and jerking you around like a washing machine. Anyone can easily become overwhelmed and tired of this constant back-and-forth. You’re not the only one. Instead of forcing yourself away from a certain subject, take a moment to evaluate your thoughts. Care for your feelings, and then you can let them go. Peace.

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N.M. ranks last in child well-being

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State makes some improvements in child poverty

New Mexico is ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being by the 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 17 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This is the third time the state has ranked last in the nation. New Mexico fell to the last spot in 2013, then again in 2018.

Louisiana ranked 49th this year, bumping Mississippi up to 48th. New Hampshire ranked first.

“It’s disappointing, but not terribly surprising to see New Mexico ranked at the bottom again, given the last ten years,” New Mexico Voices for Children Executive Director James Jimenez said. Voices for Children runs the state’s KIDS COUNT program. Further...

Letter to the Editor

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Editor,

The Indigenous Peoples Commission, established on March 13, 2018 by the Gallup City Council under Ordinance # C2018-5, met for a work session on June 12, 2019 to approve Public Comments for the Healing Forum Report that was developed for the Gallup community, a “Community Perception Survey” and other items that impact the native population locally and regionally.

The City Ordinance reads: “The membership shall consist of not more than five voting members and one ex-officio, non-voting member appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The ex-officio member shall be a city employee or official. Voting members shall be residents of New Mexico with three...

AG Balderas urges Congress to take action to protect integrity of America’s elections

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In expressing his “significant concern regarding the persistent threats to our election systems,” Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a total 22 attorneys general from around the country June 18 to urge Congress to take action to protect the integrity of America’s elections.

In a letter addressed to key U.S. Senators, Balderas and the other attorneys general ask Congress to provide additional election security grants to states and localities, support the establishment of cybersecurity and audit standards for election systems, and pass bipartisan election-security legislation.

“Make no mistake; our elections were attacked by Russian operatives in 2016, and they will be...

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