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Good news from MainStreet

When you think of Farmington, arts and culture may not be your first thought. But that could change. Farmington — specifically, part of Farmington’s downtown – – is one of three communities recently endorsed by the New Mexico Arts Commission … Continue reading

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The big retirement investment

Investing money is a daunting experience. In the past you could put your money into a few safe, respectable stocks, keep them for years, enjoy regular dividend checks and sleep peacefully. Those days are gone. Whether you manage your investments … Continue reading

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Get out of your silos and talk to each other, government!

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is forming a joint child safety strike force with the State Police. After a widely publicized announcement, they’ve even had a meeting! This was initiated after a seven-year-old girl was found to have … Continue reading

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Everything you didn’t want to know about the State Land Office

We’ve all heard the arguments about early childhood education as the solution to pull New Mexico out of poverty. The state’s Land Grant Permanent Fund is targeted as a way to pay for it. Not so fast. The devil is … Continue reading

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It’s past time to solve the dental epidemic

New Mexico children are going to school with toothaches and sore gums. And we wonder why they have problems learning to read? Dental disease is a hidden epidemic for both children and adults in New Mexico and many other states. … Continue reading

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Could your teenager pass a citizenship test?

A recent national study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center study found that more than a third of adults surveyed can’t name any of the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, and only 26 percent can name all three branches … Continue reading

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Sacrifice animals to the governor’s tax policy

If by paying a tax I save more money than the tax costs me, I don’t mind paying it. In fact, I’m happy to, not just because I support the purpose of the tax but because it’s economically prudent. That … Continue reading

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Attorneys general and the separation of powers

DACA expired on March 5.  Or maybe not. DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the federal program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. It was enacted as a regulation by President Obama, … Continue reading

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Labor missed an opportunity on a workers’ compensation issue

Sorry, my friends in organized labor, you missed one. On a party line vote, Democrats in the New Mexico House Labor and Economic Development Committee voted to kill a harmless little memorial, HJM 5, sponsored by Rep. Randall Crowder (R.-Curry). … Continue reading

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School buses don’t have to be toxic

UPDATE:  HJR6 did not pass the House. School buses can be hazardous to your children’s health. Most school buses, including New Mexico’s, are powered with diesel. The diesel fumes contain enough toxic substances to cause an identifiable health hazard to … Continue reading

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