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Gallup solar deal is no deal at all

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April 16, 2017

I recently read about a City sponsored solar project going to the County Commissioners asking for a 6-to-8 year tax abatement, which mean they would not have to pay taxes on equipment to the tune of $800,000 to $1,000,000.

I understand local businessman Joe DiGregorio spoke against granting the tax abatement...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF APRIL 21

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Last week is in the past. This week expect to slow down. A New Moon emerges on April 27. This marks a quiet and restful time for quiet contemplation. Use your time wisely. Meditate on past behavior and how you can improve. Don’t dwell on your mistakes. Your best bet is to make a list of your top areas for improvement. Madame G says think and take action! GO!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Life is full of adventure and inaction. Everyone is on the verge of waiting for something to happen and the moment of action. In the quiet moment between action and choosing—reflection is king. Learn to use those quiet moments for understanding and acceptance. You must learn to live with what you...

Remembering April 4, 1968

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At age 39, the late slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still wasn’t finished. There was a moral and social agenda to push and he felt he was the person most appropriate to do it.

According to books written by former people who knew King, there was never a hesitation in King’s mind about stopping the impetus for change, whether in the world or with those around him. And decades after an assassin’s bullet took King’s life in Memphis, April 4, is still remembered as an important day.

Those who knew King say he was a gentle-minded person, hard to anger, but he possessed a determination to push for social change and justice. While he could have...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF APRIL 14

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Did you see the Pink Moon? If you didn’t, don’t despair—there’s no FOMO here. In fact, it’s the name of the first full moon of Spring. It’s so named after the phlox, a pretty pink North American flower. You may find yourself feeling as if you’ve missed out. But, Madame G assures you that’s just a thought. A rose is still a rose by any other name. Enjoy the moment!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Don’t fret over spilt milk or make an Everest from a prairie dog hole. You may feel pulled in random directions or that you’re following a path—you don’t want. This may be true. Madame G encourages you to stay the course. Patience is not a lost virtue. It’s a sign of...

Standing Rock Sioux applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

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CANNON BALL, N.D.—The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is pleased to announce BNP Paribas has sold its shares in the loan to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Representatives from the bank contacted the Tribe to share the news on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

The Tribe commends the bank’s decision, which sends a strong message about the need for banks to respect Free, Prior and Informed Consent in their lending practices. BNP Paribas is the third bank in the DAPL loan consortium to divest, following similar actions by DNB and ING.

“As corporate greed continues to fuel dirty energy projects on our land, it is heartening to see that some banks recognize the imminent harm to our people posed by...

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