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Better grammar, better love life

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It’s true — people with better spelling and grammar get more dates.


I regularly receive emails from readers asking me about the death of spelling and grammar, especially concerning the rise of generative AI. They fear writing skills are on the endangered species list as our lives become increasingly dependent on...

Heinrich calls for action to prevent another formulas shortage

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New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and a few other senators have asked the Food and Drug Administration to take action to prevent another infant formula shortage.

Heinrich, who is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bob Casey, D-Pa., wrote a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf on Sept. 27, asking the agency to ensure that production levels for domestic infant formula remains constant, and that store shelves continue to be stocked.

As the FDA continues to respond to the formula shortage of 2022, many questions remain on how the FDA is...

State leaders celebrate renaming of Gallup veterans clinic

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Congress passed a bill on Sept. 18 that renames the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic for the late Corporal Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, who died on Nov. 29. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, D-N.M. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., led the companion bill in the Senate.  S. 475 previously passed the Senate and now goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“The call of service is one that a select few among us choose to answer,” Leger Fernández said. “Hershey Miyamura chose to answer it twice. He volunteered to serve not only in World War II, but also in the Korean War, where he was...

These ‘outta sight’ ‘60s slang terms are poised for a comeback

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Sure, we could discuss some far-out, groovy words we’re all hip to (if you can dig it). However, today’s installment of Grammar Guy discusses some of the less common 60’s slang I think we should give another try. So, before you can reply with a “sock it to me,” it’s time to get in our verbal time machines and split.

Copacetic: No problems — things are all right. I’d like to see a version of “copacetic” used sarcastically like the “this is fine” meme featuring the dog sitting in a burning room. Is your world collapsing around you? It’s copacetic. Everything is copacetic.

Shine me on: when someone was ignoring your presence. This was the 60’s equivalent of...

Our state must continue its historic investments in families, kids

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By Amber Wallin, Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children and James Jimenez, Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children Action Fund

With great opportunity comes great responsibility.

As was the case earlier this year, the Governor and Legislature will again have significant revenue to allocate once they meet in January of 2024. At a recent legislative hearing, Secretary of Taxation and Revenue Stephanie Schardin Clarke spoke eloquently about both the opportunity and the responsibility. She said the state is “building a bridge from peak oil” to income that is more predictable and sustainable. Such a bridge is built on investments in our people – what...
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