Program aims to keep kids in school

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Officer Squatch, left, gets students ready to play basketball during an ACT assembly Wednesday at Zia. Robin Coffey Abolish Chronic Truancy (ACT) reaches out to kids with a message: Staying in school can open doors, and dropping out usually leads to roadblocks. At least that’s the message Ninth Judicial District [...]

House votes to abolish the death penalty

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Letters to the Editor: After Bush, voters ready for change

Last week, the strange yet compelling American political system made history. In the first and usually quite important round of presidential selection processes in Iowa we chose an African-American, a famous ex-first lady and a populist lawyer. And a very smooth talking ex-preacher and a RICH ex-governor. A welcome development. It would not have happened, [...]