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Maybe We Should Eliminate All Symbols of Socialism

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Gallup’s PCP (politically correct police) recently created a fervor of outrage by taking umbrage to a tiny Buddhist symbol of peace (as well as other benign historical uses), a sawaustika, placed among other symbols on the Spaniard coat of arms El Morro Theater logo. It looks like a propeller or whirligig to me but...

Letter to the Editor: GOP’s genocidal policies at work

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Editor,

Along with the 2016 presidential election, after its August Congressional recess, hearings will resume with this notorious Republican agenda: 1. Abrogate all treaties signed between the United States government and all 566 federally recognized tribes; 2. Dissolve all established reservation boundary lines; 3. Begin the plunder of the vast natural resources that lie under our feet (water, uranium, coal, gas, oil. etc.).

After the mass killings of millions of Indigenous peoples the U.S. government and military placed us on the “Bad Lands” dubbed “reservations” in the hope that its genocidal policies would wipe us off the face of the earth, however, we stood our grounds...

guide to the stars WEEK OF August 7-13

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The fabulous birthday Leo would like to sink his claws into the lowly hunter that took down your kindred spirit, Cecil, and put a damper on your birthday season. Imagine you’re Cecil and armed with a 500 Nitro Express Holland & Holland … Wait, Madame G doesn’t condone the use of violence to deal with stupid humans. He’s being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion – the ultimate payback.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

If you’re wondering whether the glowing blue moon has turned your neighbors into bizarre creatures the answer is yes. Each one of them seems off kilter, carrying on in a strange fashion, such as mowing the lawn at 3 am. You wonder...

NM 49th in child well-being again: What will it take to make change?

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Another year… another ranking at the bottom of the barrel. New Mexico has ranked among the worst states in which to be a child for so long that it hardly seems like news anymore. In the 25-plus years that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been publishing the KIDS COUNT Data Book, we’ve never ranked above 40th. Most years, we’ve ranked in the bottom five, but we can and we must do better by our kids

We have made progress in some areas. Over the last several years, child and teen death rates and teen birth rates have gone down, along with the percentage of children who lack health insurance, while high school graduation rates have gone up.

While these are positive trends, they align...

Life-threatening infections for newborns

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When we think of strep throat, we generally think of that infection most of us get during a lifetime where we get this sudden, painful sore throat and fever. We just go to the doctor, get antibiotics, stay home from work or school a day or two and everything’s fine.

Truth is, there are many different types of strep bacteria. Some cause more serious illness than others.

Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. It’s caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria, and it can be passed from person-to-person when the infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes, tiny droplets with the strep bacteria go into the air. It’s that simple: those itty bitty droplets...

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