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Project Connect: Leaving No Student Behind

PROBLEM: You’re a student, but in-person learning has been canceled, so you don’t go to school any more.   Your daily schedule includes plugging into online learning platforms, but you don’t have a computer.  Albuquerque Public Schools loans you one. Problem solved? Not if you don’t have internet.  Not if you don’t have...

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Who Comes First?

By Lance Chilton, M.D. We don’t just need a vaccine, we need vaccination! Yes, having a vaccine is a vital first step, but then actually getting it into the arms of the American public is the ultimate goal.  As we hear the promising news that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines appear...

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Thankfully, the Tenets of our Democracy are Prevailing

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution The strain from this election has been immense....

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Should the State Pay Private Business for Pandemic Closures–Twice?

Today (11/24/20) the NM legislature is slated to meet to provide additional economic aid to businesses and individuals injured by pandemic-related closures, authorizing hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up budgets and pocketbooks. Whatever passes from today’s special session will be added to the $400 million already appropriated for...

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Let’s Celebrate, Then Get Back to Work

By Susannah Abbey Congratulations to every one of you who voted this year. You were an essential contributor to New Mexico’s historic record turnout: 923,612 out of 1,351,811 or 68% of registered voters. Sixty-eight percent! You voted with hope, with determination, and even with joy. Donald Trump will be sent...

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COVID Does Not Belong in a Political Context

By Lance Chilton UNM master’s in public health 2005 graduate Peter Hicks, who has worked for the US Centers for Disease Control for many years, was quoted recently in the UNM alumni magazine, Mirage, as saying, “Listen to the scientists, listen to your public health leaders.  COVID-19 is apolitical.  This...

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Let’s Celebrate, Then Get Back to Work

By Susannah Abbey Congratulations to every one of you who voted this year. You were an essential contributor to New Mexico’s historic record turnout: 923,612 out of 1,351,811 or 68% of registered voters. Sixty-eight percent! You voted with hope, with determination, and even with joy. Donald Trump will be sent...

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Let’s Celebrate Then Get Back to Work

By Susannah Abbey Congratulations to everyone of you who voted this year. You were an essential contributor to New Mexico’s historic record turnout: 923,612 out of 1,351,811, or 68% of registered voters. You voted with hope, with determination, and even with joy. Sixty-eight percent! Nearly all of the Democratic State...

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