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New Mexico offers free childcare to majority of population

CNN's Rene Marsh reports on New Mexico becoming the first state to offer free child care to most of its residents. It's also the first state to enshrine child care funding in its constitution, effectively making the service a universal right -- and perhaps offering a model for how other states could serve their youngest residents and working parents.
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Understanding the impact of HB 6 to Carlsbad's economy

As we have written and spoken about in the past, House Bill 6 was passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 2019, but it did not go into effect until 2021. The bill’s basic goal was for internet sales to be taxed by the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT), which was a great change in terms of providing additional financial support to local communities.
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Adopt-A-Native-Elder is committed to the Navajo Nation

Covering 27,000 square miles, the Navajo Nation is home to more than 170,000 people identified as Navajo or Native American. It’s the largest Native American reservation in the country, with land in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The Navajo Nation is one of the few places in the country...
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Panel picks finalists for New Mexico regulatory commission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission overseeing utility rates and charting the state's course toward more renewable energy development. A nominating committee on Friday unanimously voted to forward the finalists' names to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. It capped a monthslong selection process. A constitutional amendment approved in 2020 turns the Public Regulation Commission from a five-member elected body into a three-person panel appointed by the governor. Some critics sought to overturn the change, saying Native American communities in particular would be disenfranchised. The state Supreme Court rejected the challenge with a ruling earlier this week.
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I Lived Through A Year of 'Weather Whiplash' In Our Weird, Warming World

This story is part of CNET Zero, a series that chronicles the impact of climate change and explores what's being done about the problem. I've lived in the high desert of the southwestern US most of my life, primarily in New Mexico and Colorado. In those four decades, I've never seen it as dry here as in 2022. In all that time, I've also never seen it as wet as this year.
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Cloudy morning with lighter showers

Good Sunday morning everyone! We’re waking up to overcast skies with some light mist/showers near Socorro and into Valencia County this morning. The higher humidity is creating some foggy conditions with reduced visibility across central New Mexico. Some steadier rain fell near Belen, just north of Socorro with totals topping out near 2″! This was a pretty narrow band of rain so amounts tapered greatly moving north. The ABQ metro received around a half inch. We’ll see some lighter showers throughout the morning and afternoon hours, but not as heavy as Saturday. High temperatures today will be much milder for eastern NM, but similar for central and west. The Rio Grande Valley will reach the lower 50s under overcast skies. We’ll finally see the clouds break apart overnight into Monday.
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13 Facts About Southwest Colorado’s Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument in southwestern Colorado is a special place and it is like no other spot in the entire country. How Much Do You Know About the Four Corners Monument?. Everybody knows about Four Corners. It's the only spot in the entire country that is shared by four states. But, there's a good chance you don't know much about the history of the Four Corners Monument and what is there today.
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New Mexico non-profit aims to fight homelessness during the holidays

New Mexico is battling a housing crisis, and for many, these cold winter months can be difficult without a place to call home. Ed and Krista Luna are a husband and wife that began a non-profit called Humanity33. Their mission is to help people in their community throughout the year, especially during the holidays.
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What's at stake for the Republican Party of New Mexico?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Republican Steve Pearce won his third consecutive term as chairman for the Republican Party of New Mexico Saturday. While Republicans took a huge hit at this year's midterm elections statewide, KOAT Political Analyst, Brian Sanderoff, believes there's still a fighting chance for the Republican Party moving forward.
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Cumbres & Toltec Announces 2023 Schedule

CHAMA, N.M. — The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic announced recently its 2023 schedule. Along with its traditional excursions across the entire 64-mile narrow gauge railroad that crosses between Colorado and New Mexico, the railroad will also be offering shorter excursions that may appeal to families or railfans who also want to chase.
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