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New Report Finds 13.8 Percent Of Working Adults Suffered Food Insecurity In 2016-2018 In New Mexico

HFA News:

More than 25 percent of all children in New Mexico lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report by Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data.

That means 121,719 children in the state lived in households that did not always know where their next meal was coming from during the three-year time period.

The total number of food insecure individuals in New Mexico from 2016-2018 was 374,105 (18.3 percent of the state population), making it the most food insecure state in the country.

The report, titled “The Affordability


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New Study Shows Los Alamos County Residents Most Generous Givers In New Mexico

COMMUNITY News:

The holiday season is synonymous with spending money – but for more than just buying gifts.

According to Nonprofits Source, hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for charity on Giving Tuesday alone, which is just a fraction of the billions of dollars Americans donate each year.

In a recent study, financial technology company SmartAsset dug into IRS data to find the places where residents were giving the most. The study measured how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in a given county who make charitable donations.

Los


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2019 New Mexico Bowl: Central Michigan University & San Diego State University Face Off Dec. 21

SPORTS News:

ALBUQUERQUE – During Selection Sunday today, the New Mexico Bowl announced that San Diego State University and Central Michigan University will face off Saturday, Dec. 21 in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Bowl will kick off the collegiate bowl season for the fourteenth year, airing on ESPN at noon MST (2 p.m. EST) live from Dreamstyle Stadium.

‘We are very happy with another really good matchup in the New Mexico Bowl, two outstanding teams in the midst of excellent seasons,” said New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda. “San Diego State has one of the nation’s best defenses


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Democratic Party Features Land Commissioner Monday

Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
 
DPLA News:
 
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Building 6 at UNM-LA.
 
The featured speaker is New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard who will present an update on renewable energy, water, oil and gas issues and upcoming legislative initiatives.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

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LAHS Students Show Compassion; Generosity During ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Winter Coat Drive

‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ co-founders and sisters Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer are surrounded by the outpouring of teen hoodies, winter coats and cold-weather accessories donated by the LAHS community to help recently-resettled refugee teens living and attending school in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
Items donated by the LAHS community to the ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ winter coat drive. Courtesy photo
 
 
LAHS News:
 
The students at Los Alamos High School demonstrated their compassion and generosity this month through the “Youth Helping

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2019 Winter/2020 Spring Guide To New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Available Online

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NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for 2019 Winter/2020 Spring is now available online for free at http://nmculture.org/guide
 
This guide’s haunting cover image shows a woman in period costume twirling on a wintery parade ground near a cannon at Fort Selden Historic Site. Entitled, “Tiffanie Twirling,” the subject of the photo, Historic Site Instructional Coordinator Tiffanie Owens says, “The clouds were low, the air was still. Larry was splitting wood for the fire. John kept the coffee

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New Mexico Human Services Department Reaches Settlement With Five Behavioral Health Providers

HSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has reached a settlement agreement/addendum with the remaining five behavioral health organizations who filed lawsuits against HSD claiming that they had been damaged when the Martinez administration froze Medicaid payments in 2013.
 
The five behavioral health providers included in the settlement agreement/addendum:
  • Santa Maria El Mirador (formerly Easter Seals El Mirador);
  • Border Area Mental Health Services;
  • Southwest Counseling Center, Inc.;
  • Southern New Mexico Human Development, Inc.; and
  • Families

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NMAA Announces Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2020’

NMAA News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2020 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame.

 

The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon noon Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel.

 

The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place during the State Basketball Championships 6:30 p.m., March 12, 2020, at halftime of the game at Dreamstyle Arena. 

 

The Inductees:

 

Dr. Crit Caton – Artesia Public Schools

 

During


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