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N.M. Voices for Children welcomes new executive director

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ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Voices for Children welcomed Gabrielle Uballez as its new executive director in a press release published on March 14.

Uballez is a seasoned social sector leader with over a decade of experience in organizational leadership, partnership development, program design, and racial equity. She most...

Gov. Lujan Grisham unveils online dashboard highlighting community impacts of Biden administration funding

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on March 13 launched a new federal funding dashboard, an online tool that allows users to track and analyze statewide and community projects and services funded through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Joe Biden in 2021.

"It is incumbent on government at all levels to make sure that every penny of this historic funding is spent on projects that transform New Mexico communities and improve the quality of life for those who live here,” Lujan Grisham said. “This is a tool to illustrate the magnitude of projects being made possible through this funding, but also to make sure the...

Governor signs executive order strengthening Fostering Connections program at CYFD

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order strengthening the Fostering Connections program to expand services for youth who did not previously qualify on March 14.

“New Mexico has the nation’s premier Fostering Connections program, with one of the highest rates of participation in the country,” ujan Grisham said. “By providing critical resources during a time of great transition for these youth, we see lifelong positive outcomes: they’re more likely to earn an education and less likely to experience homelessness or become incarcerated.”

Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s domestic policy advisor, joined the governor for the announcement at the New...

Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development launches $16 million in third round of artisan, small business relief

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SAINT MICHAELS, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development launched its third round of financial relief aimed at artisans and small business owners that suffered financial loss and hardships due to the pandemic and government shutdown on March 6.

“We continue to exist as Navajo in the most powerful country in the world,” President Buu Nygren said.  “Like our ancestors before us, we are resilient.”

Office of the President and Vice President Executive Director of Division of Economic Development, Tony Skrelunas, and Chief Financial Officer Emerson Horace III, were joined by Managing Partner of HN4 Solutions LLC, Spencer W. Willie, and CEO Tribal D, Inc., Bill Farr...

Council votes to change the Navajo Nation’s 2024 primary election date

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council held a special session on March 8 and approved an emergency legislation changing the Navajo Nation Primary Election date to July 30.The change will only apply to the 2024 primary election and will not carry over to the next year.

According to Navajo Election Code, the Navajo Nation’s primary elections are held the first Tuesday in August for any year in which a general election is held and at which candidates for public office are to be elected.

On Feb. 8,Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed into law House Bill 2785, changing Arizona’s 2024 primary election date to July 30, which will only apply for this year’s primary...

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