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.
A recent article in Forbes states that immigration is falling and there is no national crisis.Trumps whole premise of his argument is that there’s a national security issue because immigration numbers are so high and we are basically getting invaded as Trump would say. But cording to Forbes magazine in the least in article Forbes states that the statistics show that immigration is falling and that we are all safe read the link below.
When you get to heaven there will be a wall, and the refugees and kids you helped kill will be standing next to angels looking down at you,then, the demons will come and take you away to be with your father trump, where the weeping and gnashing of teeth never ends.
Today Trump came out and proclaimed that he was opening the government. Trump acted like he struck a deal with the Democrats as if he is some kind a great deal maker. In reality Trump just caved in to what the Democrats have been offering all the time ,but no changes. This is the type of deceitful behavior that Trump creates. He acts like if he’s done such great work but in reality he just closed the government for no reason and he caused needless suffering.
Trumps national emergency is a complete lie. Look around you do you see millions of immigrants storming the deserts of the United States? All the experts say there is no national emergency.With Mueller hot on trumps Heels this may just be a ploy to delay the investigation and to stifle charges that may come from Mueller.2017 Reports from the border patrol say that the border is under control And the lowest illegal immigration rates in years.The national emergency that Trump is proclaiming is a complete bold face lie.
Immediately after becoming the official speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi has indicated many Changes to come.One of these changes could be the possible indictment of embattled Donald Trump.Pelosi has also signaled that there will be no negotiation on building the wall and she has began taking the steps to remove Trump’s government shut down; essentially she is making everything right and putting the world back on the path to prosperity.
Some said it would be a success, some said it would be a failure; the ones that said it would be a failure were right. The Albuquerque A.R.T program has turned to court litigation and is basically in shambles. After former Mayor Barry (who Some say fraudulently built The art program for insider gain) destroyed all of central for busses that have proven to be experimental, the lanes and A.R.T infrastructure just uselessly sits there.It would be nice if the people could get their money back or if somebody could pay or be punished for this worthless system on the backs of Albuquerque residents.
There has been no other presidency that has shown so much negativity,bad decisions and fraudulent behavior than the Trump presidency.Not only has this administration lied to the American people, attacked our media calling them fake news and has had more administrative layoffs than any other administration;it has as the Mueller report states possibly committed election fraud.This administration may not even be legitimate. And also Trump could possibly face jail time after his possible impeachment.No other presidency has had so much controversy so much classless behavior than this administration which truly is an embarrassment for the American people.And finally after attacking our our press,after possibly colluding with Russia, after embracing dictators of the world;what makes this president even worse is it’s America first nationalist policy with some people call racist white nationalism.Trumps nationalist isolationism is what makes it worse;that’s what makes this the darkest administration in American history.
Many Americans have grown tired of the conservative parties “Nationalist” agenda and have voted in democrats to the U.S. House of representatives.Victory in the house of representatives will bring many changes for the GOP, including amendments to protect Mueller while he draws near to filing charges in the Trump Involved Russian Collusion investigation,as well as dismantling the “Nationalist” Agenda.
True American hero John McCain passed away last week he lead a life of heroism board of the Navy Admiral us he was a sailor and Navy fighter pilot, one of the best that the world has seen. McCain was also a senator from Arizona that improved his state and the country every day.John McCain contributed to this country every day and he was a true hero.Many say we would be better off if he was sitting in the oval office instead of who is sitting there now.
After trumps meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in helinski, many in the US intelligence community and citizens abroad are calling Trump a traitor after he sided with Putin in regards to alleged cyber attacks from Russia.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has written into law that possession of less than 1 oz of marijuana in the city is legal.This is a big move for the city,closely following the steps of cities in Colorado and California.Although marijuana is pretty much legalized its not completely,citizens can still be civilly fined $25 dollars at the officers discretion.
When Jack “The General” was a young man his grandfather Told him “Life is like building a brick wall, Lay the foundation, bricks straight and the rest of the wall will be built high and strong”. Jack a native Northern New Mexican went on to Graduate from New Mexico State University and Built a Multi-million-dollar tech company called Harmonix. One of the World’s Most Unique Entrepreneurs Jack loves fast cars like his Lamborghini’s but his life and business philosophy is even more dynamic. When asked about his secret to Success Mr. Vigil simply replies, Discipline. Jack Is fully cognitive of the relationship between faith in God, that heals the mind as he puts it, and how the mind heals the body. Jack uses his experience in Multi disciplines martial arts like Northern Shaolin styles, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do as well has extreme skills in Muay Thai to create a Life and business strategy that is devastating to any competitor or situation. With such great success Jack wants to create a permanent legacy. King tut wanted to be mummified, others, cryogenics, the way Jack wants to live on is by improving the life of others while he is still here, That’s his immortal legacy. By giving back to young entrepreneurs, and mentoring young entrepreneurs Jack is Living on into the future; His program is called Young millionaires;A Life program that teaches the youth or anybody how to be successful in business or just everyday life.
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Crime is out of control in New Mexico. Property crimes in Albuquerque are the
highest in the nation and violent crimes are increasing at an alarming rate. Crime,
particularly related to drug abuse, is rampant in communities throughout the state.
It seems like every night brings news of some horrible crime in our communities.
But, ironically, we know how to effectively fight this problem and we have the ability
to fix it. The question is whether, in this next legislative session, we have the will to
Over the past several months I have talked to persons involved in every part of the
criminal justice/public safety community – across the political spectrum. There is a
consensus on how to solve the problem- address the entire criminal justice system,
from early childhood intervention, to law enforcement, to prosecution and defense,
to courts and corrections, and to behavioral health. Simply adding more police
officers and prosecutors and increasing criminal penalties will not solve the
For example, corrections, although rarely talked about, is suffering under an
incredible strain. At the Sandoval County Detention Center, where almost 500
dangerous prisoners are kept, the starting salary for corrections officers is
$13.25/hour. Not surprisingly, they are having a problem both hiring and keeping
officers. Even the jail itself is in very poor condition. We will need substantial
resources just to make it secure. These substandard jails exist all over the state.
But the biggest and most challenging problem is our mental health care system and
lack of substance abuse treatment facilities. Our behavioral health care system has
been decimated. People with, or at risk for, mental illness and substance abuse often
have nowhere to go. As a result, MDC (the jail on the west side of Albuquerque) is
now the largest provider of mental health therapy in the state. Once the inmate is
released both the individual and the community are now at risk.
The citizens of New Mexico need more and better paid police officers, prosecutors,
public defenders, judges, court staff, corrections officers, pre-trial service providers,
and early childhood intervention, particularly at schools, and at behavioral health
and substance abuse treatment centers.
All of this costs money, but we have the money. There is over $20 billion in the
state’s permanent funds (money the state receives from royalties, fees and sales).
Using only one-half percent of those funds annually and without reducing the
money in those funds, $100 million each year will be available to establish a
criminal justice and public safety fund to significantly reduce crime in New Mexico.
This is the right thing to do. For example, what if a family has a large amount of
money in savings. The parents are saving this money for their future grandchildren.
But their kids are starving, not safe, and the house is falling down. Of course, parents
would willingly spend some of the interest on this money to solve the problem in
front of them.
If public safety is truly a priority for our communities – which it should be – then
our budget needs to reflect that reality. Crime affects everything – the safety of our
citizens, the reputation of our state and economic development. The permanent
funds are for our future generations. However, in failing to address this crisis now,
we are already affecting future generations by allowing crime to gain a devastating
foothold and by permitting the continued downward spiral of our economy.
It is time to solve this problem. The challenge is to spend the public’s money wisely
and efficiently. Through audits and constant monitoring this could be done. It is a
challenge that we should be up to. Let’s do this. Ask your legislators to support this
concept or come up with another solution.
After a dangerous high speed chase last night 4 suspects were taken into custody.The suspects 2 men and 2 women,led the police through the city at 85 miles and hour,culminating in a crash,two attempted car jackings and arrests.
Brandi Alexander is no stranger to Studying or being resourceful,A graduate from University of Phoenix and A second Year law Student at the concord school of law,recently purchased by Purdue University,She has created a completely phenomenal and world class baby bar instructional site that even rivals many law reader programs and Initiatives in other parts of the country,In fact her site very well may be the very best site for the motivated student to enter the Legal field. Maybe its because shes political in nature,or she just likes to learn and teach, the state of New Mexico is a better place because of her,the site is a perfect anchor for serious students as well as those that are just curious!
If you need help in with your baby bar and would like to pass it the first time,Seek Brandi’s site, and see what she can do for you!
President Biden will ask Congress to approve $1.52 trillion in discretionary federal spending next year, including increased outlays on education, healthcare, research and renewable energy, part of a concerted effort to boost nondefense spending as a share of the economy.