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Heinrich introduces legislation to level the playing field for New Mexico’s children

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Act would improve students’ literacy

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M, introduced the Literacy Improvement for Transformation Act, legislation that aims to improve literacy outcomes for all students by ensuring that every K-12 public school has at least one full-time reading or literacy specialist...

Salome’s Stars

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ARIES: (March 21 to April 19) You’re correct to want to help someone who seems to need assistance. But be careful that they aren’t pulling the wool over those gorgeous Sheep’s eyes. You need more facts.

TAURUS: (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s optimism will soon dispel the gloom cast by those naysayers and pessimists who still hover close by. Also, the good news you recently received is part of a fuller message that is yet to come.

GEMINI: (May 21 to June 20) Feeling jealous over a colleague’s success drains the energy that you need to meet your own challenges. Wish them well and focus on what you need to do. Results start to show up in mid-March.

CANCER: (June 21 to July...

Salmone's Stars

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. The end of the month brings good news in the workplace, thanks to all the efforts you’ve made to get your projects off the ground and running.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t let yourself be cowed into thinking that you’re not up to the challenge you’ve taken on. Keep reinforcing your self-confidence. No one and nothing can stop you.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Positive responses to a recent workplace move should give you the added assurance that you’re on the right track. Celebrate the good news with family and/or friends.

CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) There’s still a little emotional fuzziness you have to work...

Six tips on how to discuss your mental health with others

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It can be frustrating to struggle with your mental health and to get your family and friends to understand where you are coming from.

Although most people may be understanding, there is usually one or two people who will make things more challenging for you.

As a result, here are six suggestions on how to deal with the people you know regarding your mental health situation.

Listen to the professionals: Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals are aware of your circumstances more than anyone. It is important that you listen and follow the advice from your doctor or medical professional rather than following the advice from your friends and other...

It’s time to celebrate good grammar

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When I think of March, I don’t think of basketball or the infamous “Ides.” No, for me, it’s a celebration of good grammar. After all, March 4 is National Grammar Day in the U.S. (the U.K. couldn’t be bothered to observe grammar).

A relatively new holiday, National Grammar Day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, a fellow word nerd who founded the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. President George W. Bush officially noted his approval of the holiday by sending a letter to commemorate it in its first year. I’m sure it had impeccable punctuation.

In case you’re struggling to think of ways to get in on the Grammar Day festivities, here are some...

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