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As a local entrepreneur I have attempted many types of businesses in the Albuquerque metro area,most of my ventures were in the realm of online websites and blogs,over the years I have created a Vast empire of online websites and blogs,however many of them failed,as it was a learning process,and then coupled with my education in English literature from New Mexico State University I wanted to create a blog where I could just write,After making personal blogs and journals to no avail my journey suddenly blossomed into a site I just created on a whim called the DukeCityTimes.Com This site is my most prized online publication reflecting the beauty and culture found in Albuquerque New Mexico, The DUKE CITY!The growth of this online newspaper has exploded exponentially and is ever expanding into print! I don''t have enough man hours or time to handle the work alone and am always looking for people to help me write,edit,report,publish,its truly is the media publishing business at its best.So thats how it happened,I'm still an entrepreneur and I'm looking at starting other publications/ventures,but it all started with the DukeCityTimes.Com ! thank you and please stop by and visit us again! sincerely,
Stephen K . Judy
Owner/Founder
DukeCityTimes.Com

Trump Impeachment process Begins.

Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi has Formally announced the Trump impeachment inquiry will begin.This will begin an investigation that will look into trumps abuse of power And to see if he has failed to uphold the oath of office.

Many Democrats are happy that the impeachment process has begun but it is a dangerous risk,if the impeachment process fails Trump will be seen as a martyr and his base may become radicalized.Many sources say that Trump is lying but his followers continue to believe him even though he has made outrageous statements.Further allegations say that Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Biden and Biden’s son which is what caused the impeachment inquiry to begin.

New Mexico To Remain Blue State in 2020

During Donald Trump’s last visit at the Santa Ana Star Center he claimed that New Mexico would be turned red in 2020. In order for New Mexico to be turned into a red state, Republicans would have to convert Albuquerque to red, which will not happen considering the major riots during trumps last visit and its large blue population and Trump would also have to turn Santa Fe and all of the Espanola valley red,which isn’t going to happen.Finally,Las Cruces does have a traditionally conservative NMSU but the city is very blue and progressive and it would be a monumental task to turn it red.It doesn’t hurt to be positive, But as for 2020,New Mexico will be blue.

Gov.Lujan Grisham announces plan to make college tuition free for New Mexico residents

Sep 18, 2019 

Gov. Lujan Grisham announces plan to make college
tuition-free for New Mexico students

The Opportunity Scholarship, to benefit an estimated 55,000 students for fall 2020,
will make N.M. second state in U.S. to provide free four-year higher education

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, a new program that will, in conjunction with existing state and federal scholarship and grant infrastructure, provide for 100 percent of undergraduate tuition and fees at New Mexico institutions of higher education for eligible in-state resident students.

Speaking at the 2019 New Mexico Higher Education Summit at Central New Mexico Community College, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced plans for the new scholarship program that would impact an estimated 55,000 New Mexico students across the state’s 29 public institutions of higher education for the fall 2020 semester, a population that includes recent high school graduates, students who have earned a high school diploma equivalent such as a GED and returning adult learners.

Designed as a “last-dollar” program, the Opportunity Scholarship would effectively cover any tuition and fees not paid for by federal grants or the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, which typically leaves an unpaid tuition gap between 25 and 40 percent for college and university students, depending on the student and institution.

The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, to be administered by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, would make New Mexico only the second state in the country to provide full tuition coverage to its residents; New York is the other.

The Opportunity Scholarship will also cover tuition and fees at New Mexico’s network of two-year community colleges; New Mexico would become the 21st state to provide full two-year tuition coverage at community colleges. The program’s community college component would provide for both recent high school graduates seeking to attend community college and returning adult learners.

Intended to dramatically expand access to higher education to underserved populations all across New Mexico, the Opportunity Scholarship underscores the governor’s commitment to reinvesting in the full spectrum of education, from early childhood outcomes to career and technical training for New Mexico’s workforce of the future.

In-state residents of New Mexico with a high school diploma or high school equivalency will be eligible with a maintained minimum GPA; students will be able to apply for and access the scholarship after enrolling in a public, post-secondary institution.

“This program is an absolute game-changer for New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Higher education in this state, a victim of the recession, has been starved in recent years. We are pivoting to a robust reinvestment in higher learning — specifically and directly in our students. By covering the last dollar of tuition and fees, by making college significantly more accessible to New Mexicans of every income, of every background, of every age, we are putting students first. We are creating meaningful opportunity for all.

“In the short term, we’ll see better enrollment, better student success,” the governor added. “In the long run, we’ll see improved economic growth, improved outcomes for New Mexican workers and families and parents, a better trained and better compensated workforce. In the same way I insist on a transformation of early childhood outcomes in this state, I insist on the greatest higher education environment in the United States, and New Mexico is taking a giant leap forward with this proposal. I look forward to working with the Legislature to build support for this life-changing investment in New Mexico’s future.”

”This is the most exciting day in my 25-year career in New Mexico higher education,” said Higher Education Secretary Kate O’Neill. “That’s because students are the beneficiaries of this incredible proposal. Through this program, with the support of the Legislature, we are making a meaningful investment in our students. We’re broadening opportunity for so many New Mexicans who want to learn, who want to get a head start on a great career, who want to provide for themselves, their families and our communities. I’m thrilled by the governor’s commitment to higher education, and I’m honored to have the chance to work to implement this new scholarship and other important initiatives to transform higher education in New Mexico.”

The Higher Education Department, in coordination with the Public Education Department, will work with school districts and individual public schools all across the state to boost federal aid applications that will help make the Opportunity Scholarship sustainable for every New Mexican student.

The announcement of the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship follows other forward-thinking policy on higher education spearheaded by Gov. Lujan Grisham and Legislature in the 2019 legislative session, including a four percent raise for college and university staff and faculty that went into effect July 1; and renewed investments in future educators from bilingual and Native backgrounds and the implementation of more than $10 million in new scholarship funds for aspiring New Mexico teachers. In addition, the governor signed into law the creation of Centers of Excellence in biosciences, renewable energy, value-added agriculture and cyber security at four New Mexico institutions of higher education.

Trump Rio Rancho turnout very small compared to Obama

Trump came to Rio Rancho last night and his turn out was very small compared to Obama’s, extremely small. When Obama came, 2nd St., in Barelas, was very packed almost to a halt. Maybe it was because Trump chose Rio Rancho a smaller venue, However,reports are that people came from all over the state, even California,still a very small turn out as trump is seeking to turn New Mexico red,He may be a long ways off.

Trump ”proud boys” outnumbered by anti-trump protesters

Trump supporter “proud boys” out numbered by anti-trump protesters in downtown Albuquerque.Some say in the Cowboys just want to schedule an event and police protection just to incite violence.

The “proud boys” were overwhelmingly outnumbered and drowned out by the anti-trump protester chants ” leave ” and ” New Mexico don’t want you “

Albuquerque, New Mexico Country Western Music Capital of The World.

Surrounded by Colorado, Texas, and Arizona in the heart of the Wild West Albuquerque New Mexico is the true country western music capital of the world.

When you are in New Mexico you can’t help but see the Wild West before your eyes from Taos and Santa Fe to Albuquerque and Las Cruces welcome to the heart of the western lifestyle.

Albuquerque is New Mexicos largest city that supports recording and it’s geographical location places in the heart of cowboy country, a long way from Nashville which us closer to New York City, What we’re they thinking?

Surrounded by guitar playing cowboys and spanish music artist it’s undeniable that Albuquerque, at least for country western, takes the cake;In fact all Ranchera and country western musicians musicians can get free recording and publishing in Albuquerque by calling 505-804-4774.

How to lift New Mexico out of poverty

The time has come where we need to lift New Mexico out of poverty, here is my plan:

1- No income tax for New Mexicans under 250k dollars in income.

2. No taxes for New outside businesses for 5 years

3. Oil and gas dividends for all citizens.

4. possible state run solar and oil industry for citizens.

5. Possible higher taxes for out of state land owners that don’t reside in New Mexico.

This plan will put money in the pockets of New Mexicans and Improve the economy of our state.

Sincerely,

Stephen K. Judy

Trump makes racist tweet tell’s female senators’ to ”Go back where they came from”

In a disgusting display of racism and intolerance trump recently told three elected female senators to ” go back where they came from”, a statement commonly made by intolerant Americans who hold racist views.

Because of statements like these trump is emboldening racist and desensitizing the public to his fascist agenda.

Many of the GOP senators have not aired disagreement with Trump over this latest tweet and should have their re-elections questioned.

Trump’s Parade Emulates Russian, North Korean Dictators.

Courtesy USA Today

Today Donald Trump is having a Fourth of July parade with tanks and jets and marching troops;something you would see in Russia or North Korea.

Trump has made comments that insinuate a dictatorship;To the effect that his followers would “demand” he remains president. He is also attacked the American media and freedom of Speech, something that is indicative of dictators worldwide.

Obstruction of Justice? William Barr United States Attorney General to be held in Contempt.

Politico

Courtesy House Judiciary Committee

The house judiciary committee it’s loading to hold attorney general William barr,In contempt For not Releasing the full mueller report by a certain deadline.Barr came under the microscope when he downplayed the seriousness of the mueller report.

Mueller himself believes that Barr did not portray the original intent of the report properly. In bizarre way it seems like bar may be defending trump.

The house judiciary Committee is actively investigation corruption within the Trump administration.

New Mexican’s praise Gov.Michelle Lujan Grisham As Hero For rejecting Trump agenda.

As a very culturally diverse state with a long history of tolerance many New Mexicans praise Governor Michelle lujan Grisham as a Hero for not supporting what many call trumps “racist” agenda.Trumps administration filled with lawsuits and absurdities Moved to build a wall On the New Mexico border as well as place troops on the border;all of which Grisham has rejected.Grisham who won the Governors seat by a landslide promised not to entertain trumps questionable initiatives and the citizens of New Mexico as well as the state legislature stand by her as seen in many state media briefs.

Duke City Times Exclusive Interview: New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon

The Duke City Times had the honor of interviewing New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon.Mr. Colon has risen from humble beginnings in Valencia County to one of the highest offices in the state and has built his career on a long history of service and persistence.When you hear the story of Mr. Colon’s rise you will understand that there’s no better man for Government in the State of New Mexico

Because of Brian Colon’s great and continued service to the State of New Mexico, Because of the impact he’s had on the youth in our community and because with all his power he remains an open door for the people,we at the Duke City Times Publishing Co. award and recognize Mr. colon as our Duke City Times 2019 Illustrious Citizen Of the year.

We wish Mr.Colon the very best and all gods speed and success in his campaigns to come.

You can learn More about the State Auditors Office By going to https://www.saonm.org

 

 

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