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Protect our children, support big futures

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As we reach the end of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, or as Utah and Montana are now calling it—Family Strengthening Month— we reflect on all the drastic world changes in modern times and how this tumultuous whirlwind is affecting the lives of our children.

Over the past two years young people’s lives have...

AFT NM endorses governor, lieutenant governor

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ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Whitney Holland, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales released the following statements:

AFT New Mexico’s Executive Council has unanimously endorsed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales for re-election to a second term.

“Four years ago, Gov. Lujan Grisham promised a significant change in direction for public education in New Mexico after eight years of the Martinez administration, and she has kept her promises to New Mexico’s educational professionals.

“The Lujan Grisham administration has...

Will your retirement income go the distance?

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Not having enough money saved to last them in their golden years. Industry expert Tom Hegna has written extensively about this fear in his books “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy” and “Paychecks and Paychecks.” He states, “The number one risk retirees must take off the table is longevity risk because it is the multiplier of all the other risks.”

Time and again, surveys show a top concern for pre-retirees is longevity risk. In one survey conducted for Allianz Life in 2017, 63% of respondents said they feared running out of money in retirement more than they feared death. In our younger years, we are looking to accumulate where the rate of return is important. However, the...

Three N.M. Representative candidates receive ‘American Federation of Teachers’ support

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ALBUQUERQUE – On April 18, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Whitney Holland and American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Vice President for Political Education Sara Attleson released the following statement:

“Incumbent United States Representatives Melanie Stansbury (CD-1) and Teresa Leger Fernandez (CD-3), and candidate Gabe Vasquez (CD-2) are best suited to serve the citizens of New Mexico and have earned the endorsement of our union of public educators for the 2022 election cycle.

“During their collective time in office, Representatives Stansbury and Leger Fernandez have always put New Mexico’s issues at the forefront. We are fortunate to have...

Letter to the Editor: Hospital CEO hits the reset button

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Dear Editor,

As the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), I want to say – thank you for welcoming me into your community. My family and I are moving to Gallup, NM from Liberal, KS where I served as the CEO of Southwest Medical Center.

Our family has a saying, “home is where our family is.” Gallup, NM is now our home. We have treasured the variety of places where we have lived and the spirit of the people in each place. The land and people of northwest New Mexico are unique and special.

The beauty of the desert lands, the high bluffs, and the rising and setting suns remind me that we are blessed in our circumstances. I...

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