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‘Magic,’ passion, comfort with risk key ingredients in business success

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Borrowing money to start or build a business entails taking risk — not just for the lender but also the borrower. But unless the entrepreneur has rich relatives or massive savings to draw on, securing capital usually requires multiple loans over many years to start and expand a business.

Daven Lee has tapped into New...

Letter to the Editor

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I am a mother and human rights advocate living in Gallup, New Mexico, a community struggling with addressing the legacy of uranium mining and the increasing impacts of climate change. As such, I constantly worry about the air my kids breathe and the environment they will inherit so I find it unacceptable that Acting Administrator Wheeler is weakening key parts of EPA’s rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.

With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recent report, Wheeler’s efforts to create a huge loophole for oil and gas companies amounts to an attack against humanity as it opens the door for these industries to pollute our atmosphere with...

Letter to the Editor: Gavin Clarkson: best choice for all New Mexicans, on- and off-reservation

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My name is Sandra Jeff, a citizen of both New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. As a Democrat, I represented New Mexico House District 5 from 2008-2014, and I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.

During the 2014 legislative session, I opposed legislation economically harmful for rural New Mexicans. Vice President Biden supported my principled position based on my district’s demographics.

The machine party Democrats vowed retribution for my placing policy and principle over party and for crossing party lines to benefit all New Mexicans. Then Bernalillo County Clerk, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, was part of...

Lowest-income NM taxpayers pay 1.8 times the wealthiest

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ALBUQUERQUE — A new study released Oct. 17 by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income.

The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, analyzes tax systems in all 50 states. The analysis evaluates all major state and local taxes, including personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, sales, and other excise taxes.

“Taxes are the way we accomplish great things for our state – build our schools and infrastructure, provide health care and public safety, and more,” said...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF OCTOBER 22

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The Sun enters Scorpio on Oct. 23 and a Full Moon reveals all on Oct. 24. All in all, just in time for Halloween. This should be an interesting few weeks. Passionate and misunderstood Scorpio is the quiet and hidden danger lurking in the deep. Madame G recommends you tread carefully with this one. Be honest! Be true to yourself! Speak softly and carry a large stick.


Aries (March 21-April 19)

The only way to move on is to move forward. You can’t get to your destination if you’re looking in the rearview mirror. Do your best to reach your goals, but don’t get stuck on the details. Jeff Bazos said: “Be clear on vision and flexible on details.” You don’t have to know how...

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