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Health care company allegedly conspired to suppress wages of school nurses

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Las Vegas, NV – VDA OC LLC, a health care staffing company, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for entering into and engaging in a conspiracy with a competitor to allocate employee nurses and to fix the wages of those nurses on Oct. 27.

During the alleged conspiracy, from about October 2016 until July 2017, VDA, then known...

New Mexico to deliver $52.8 million in food assistance

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Benefits allocated for 91,460 children under age 6
in the latest P-EBT issuance

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced on Nov. 4 that families of 91,460 New Mexico children, ages zero through five, will receive additional food benefits this fall for the 2021-2022 child care and summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer programs on a gradual schedule.

The $52.8 million in P-EBT benefits will be issued to children under age six in families that were participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program between August 2021 and June 2022. For each month of P-EBT benefits available, the child also had to be enrolled in  SNAP.

“The goal of this program...

NMDOH offering no-cost quitting services for nicotine users

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Nicotine Use Prevention and Control program offers no-cost quitting services for nicotine users statewide for use during the upcoming annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 17.

Created by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout happens every year on the third Thursday of November. Year-round, DOH provides programs that offer help to quit any type of nicotine product from vaping or e-cigarettes, smoking conventional cigarettes or use of any other tobacco products.

“Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical compound in tobacco plants, and it’s the nicotine that keeps people using tobacco products, even when they want to...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ combines old-school lyrics, poetry, to go deep

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If there is one thing I love more than grammar, it’s The Beatles. In April 1964, the Fab Four held all five songs in the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This record held until Drake occupied nine out of the top ten songs in 2021 when his album “Certified Lover Boy” dominated streaming services.

Now with Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” and “Midnights (3am Edition)” albums, she’s accomplished a first in music history — her hits occupy all of the top ten songs on Billboard’s list. The only caveat I’ll bring to this accomplishment is that The Beatles didn’t have the same streaming opportunities available to them back in the days of Beatlemania.

When I...

Unscheduled water outage Nov. 14

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An unscheduled water outage in the 300 block of East Aztec Avenue and 200 block of East Coal Avenue will take place from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm on Nov. 14.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

The Water Department will be repairing a service line in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Any questions please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.


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