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Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JANUARY 21

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While you enjoy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also take a moment to walk outside and experience the “Super Wolf Full Moon.” This full moon is special because it will appear larger than usual as it reaches its peak closest to Earth. When life gets you down, take in the benefits of nature and explore the world around you...

Letter to the Editor: Bishop James Wall voices opposition to abortion bill

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Says bill would victimize vulnerable population

“GALLUP (January 07, 2019) – I, the Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, voice my strong opposition to a proposed bill aimed at repealing a New Mexico state law criminalizing abortion.

While the law is currently not enforced due to federal legalization of abortion through the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe V. Wade, I nevertheless urge opposition to any bills that would loosen abortion restrictions.

The Governor has expressed concern that the current law would “punish women”, should Roe vs. Wade ever be overturned, and I am in agreement that criminalization of abortion should not target women, many of whom find themselves in...

Humans R Us because Newspapers R Us

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North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humans live, work, and play on the 7 continents. Humans sail the seas. Humans fly the skies. And humans read online newspapers.

“The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than uncounted millions of gold,” declared Henry Ward Beecher.

All free countries on the planet with a printing press and the internet are able to connect to share words, ideas, and daily happenings. People read newspapers around the globe because humanity experiences tragedies and triumphs; goodness and evil; life and death. We relate to laughter and tears; healing and suffering; love and hate.

It’s in our nature to be curious...

Predictive analytics isn’t just for the big guys

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Predicting consumer behavior can be an obsession for businesses, no matter what their size. Big corporations dedicate entire departments to divining what people will want next so they can be first to offer it, and they invest massive amounts of money into predictive analytics—the mining of massive sets of data for patterns and trends in hopes of giving businesses a competitive edge by helping them predict the future.

Smaller businesses typically don’t have the means or need to invest in the sophisticated types of data crunching that their larger cousins do, but smaller-scale data analysis tools can help them track past and real-time trends and behaviors so they can make fact-based...

Poll: Low approval ratings for Martinez when she left office

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Gov. Susana Martinez left office with low approval ratings, according to Morning Consult.

Meanwhile, both of New Mexico’s U.S. Senators’ approval ratings remained over 40 percent, with a high amount of voters with no opinion.

The pollster found Martinez’s approval rating among all registered voters in her final three months in office was just 35 percent, while 49 percent disapproved of the Republican’s job performance. That was the ninth-highest disapproval rating among all 50 governors in the same time period.

In her final year in office, Martinez’s approval rating remained in the mid-30 percent range.

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Martin Heinrich easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate in...

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