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Primary elections to be decided soon – Know where the candidates’ stand

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After being exposed to months of campaigning, and in some cases mud-slinging at whatever cost, McKinley County voters will pick winners June 7 in a number of interesting primary races, from possible new persons in the District 3 McKinley County Board of Commissioners seat to perhaps somebody equally new in seats related to...

Madame G. Guide to the stars WEEK OF MAY 20 - MAY 26, 2016

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A blue moon occurs on May 21, and Mercury remains in retrograde until May 22. Expect disturbances in the areas of communication and clear thinking. Madame G suggests finishing any lingering projects. Don’t take anything too seriously — it’ll pass. As Jimmy Dean said: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The Aries spirit is full of passion and drive with a tendency to childlike behaviors. You love fiercely while throwing equally violent fits. Don’t be ashamed. Your character may be summarized in one great literary figure: Achilles. His rage and love burns a kingdom to the ground...

Senator frustrated with UNM’s decision to terminate GON contract

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The University of New Mexico proudly calls itself our state’s “Flagship University” with good reason. It offers students unparalleled educational opportunities and has long been a leader in conducting research and providing health care.

But UNM’s recent decision to terminate its contract to host the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow at The Pit showed a bizarre lack of judgment — and unintentionally created what teachers call “an educable moment.”

David Harris, the university’s executive vice president, claims the university had been losing money on the deal. After this year’s event, the university was nearly $2,400 in the red for cleanup expenses after the event...

Maldonado criticizes Munoz for accepting donation

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To the editor,

[Sen. George] Muñoz has accepted a contribution from Anheuser-Busch. Mr. Muñoz has no qualms about accepting this contribution and at the same time telling us that he’s concerned about Gallup’s eternal alcohol problem. That is akin to using a fox to guard the henhouse. Jesus Christ tells us in Luke 11:23 that we are either with him or against him. In the political world, fence straddling appears to be the norm.

I have stopped advocating for the banning of alcohol; I will not go that route again. However, some politicians want to play both sides against the middle. All political contributors rightly expect something in return for their contribution. Employers do not...

There are better ways to ‘pull together’ for New Mexico’s impoverished kids

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A two-generation approach gives parents tools to better their situations

Back in 2013 when New Mexico fell to 50th in the nation for child well-being, advocates hoped that the state’s policy-makers and administrators would finally rally together and take up the cause of improving child well-being in a concerted manner. We hoped the state would launch a comprehensive plan to ensure that our impoverished children have all of the opportunities, supports, and protections that middle- and upper-income children have, which would also give them the best shot at becoming successful adults.

Nearly three years later the state has launched PullTogether—a campaign seeking to “make New...

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