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Navajo woman headed to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Elisha Sneddy  is a member of the Navajo Nation who will soon be studying social and behavioral sciences at what she describes as her dream school: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She introduces herself this way:  Shí éí Elisha Sneddy yinishyé. Kinyaa’aanii nishłi, Tó’aheedliinii...

Seeking hope from Saint Corona

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Feast Day May 14

A young 16 year-old newlywed to a Roman soldier kept a secret Christian life. She was horrified as she watched a Roman Soldier named Victor tortured publicly. As they prodded out his eyes and he steadfastly held to his Christian beliefs, she cried out from the crowd words of support and love for him and admitted her own Christianity, a guaranteed death sentence. Her limbs were tied to two palm trees that had been pulled to the ground in great tension.

The palms were released and she was ripped apart. Victor was later sainted himself and shares her Feast Day. Both suffered death at the end of their torture. Corona carries the palm to signify her martyrdom.

Each saint...

‘No Man’s Land’ is well-meaning, but unfocused

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Running Time: 114 minutes

This feature from IFC Films opens in select theaters, on digital platforms and VOD on Jan. 22.

The new film No Man’s Land is one of the most earnest features to come around the bend in some time. It’s a neo-western dealing with the U.S. immigrant situation that shares the experiences of people from different backgrounds. This title benefits from a committed cast, although it soon becomes clear that the filmmakers are biting off more than they can chew. There are definitely moments that will help viewers feel empathy for all the parties involved, but the story eventually suffers from being pulled in too many different...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 22, 2021

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Despite it being the middle of January, it’s a remarkably busy edition with plenty of notable flicks. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t head out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try.


ASSASSINS: This documentary details the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s brother. The sibling was murdered in a crowded Malaysian airport, causing a media frenzy and all sorts of speculation about what occurred. Eventually, two young women at the scene were investigated and charged with murder. The filmmakers attempt to determine whether...

Legislative Update: Education makes up almost half of executive budget

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Proposed budget shows commitment to education ‘moonshot’

SANTA FE — In a clear sign that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s education “moonshot” remains a key priority amid this year’s economic and health crises, the Executive Budget Recommendation builds on recent investments and seeks innovative ways to support students who need it most.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget, released by the Department of Finance and Administration Jan. 18, recommends spending $3.3 billion of the $7.3 billion recurring general fund total on public education. That is a four percent increase from FY21 as the state moves aggressively to meet its legal and moral commitment to New Mexico students...

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