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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NM: Children's

It's estimated that in New Mexico, DACA has allowed nearly 7,000 young people to pass background checks in order to live and work legally in the United States. (nmdreamteam.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The future of a program that protects around 800,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers" was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, as New Mexico advocates rallied in Texas. About 50 defenders of DACA took a bus to the State Capitol in Austin to protest outside the office

At least 17,000 people experience homelessness in New Mexico in the course of a year, according to New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. (missionlocal.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The homelessness crisis across the country is largely blamed on a lack of affordable housing, and New Mexico is no exception. When temperatures dropped below freezing earlier than expected last month, homeless shelters scrambled to accommodate those in need. Edward Arch

Children who experience a high number of adverse childhood experiences increase their risk of experiencing adult alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide, with children of color facing the highest risk. (neatoday.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Research shows when children have a high number of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, they’re likely to struggle more as adults. Solutions to childhood trauma will be addressed at the second annual Northern New Mexico Kids Count Conference in Santa Fe next week. N

According to a new analysis, 70% of New Mexico families with children are expected to benefit from a change in the state income tax code. (U_8f8rxx56/PIxabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new analysis shows 70% of New Mexico families with children will get a break on their state personal income taxes when they file their 2019 tax returns. Bill Jordan, government relations officer with New Mexico Voices for Children, said currently those with the largest

Climate change has inspired children to become activists for change while still in grade school as part of the Sierra Club’s Global Warming Express. (riograndesierraclub)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new report out this week says those most affected by climate change, including grade school children growing up in New Mexico, did the least to cause the problem. But many of those children have joined The Global Warming Express in order to make a difference. Led by the

New Mexico shoppers save about $4 million during the annual tax-free holiday weekend, according to the state's Taxation and Revenue Department. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico's annual sales-tax holiday starts today, which means families can save a little money as they stock up on clothing and school supplies, including computers. New Mexico is one of 16 states that offer a sales-tax holiday, waiving the 5% tax on qualifying items.

Only one-third of New Mexico's children have access to the Child Care Assistance program, but the state nonetheless is proposing to make even fewer low-income families eligible. (pramsnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico families who could lose state funding for child care are being asked to share their views with the state's Children, Youth and Families Department. Under its proposal, eligibility for the Child Care Assistance program would be reduced from 200% of the federal povert

Once again, New Mexico ranks last among states for overall children's well-being, but advocates for children say state lawmakers made some progress this year to help reverse the trend. (savethechildrenactionnetwork.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico is once again ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being in the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiled by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. But children's advocates see opportunities for improvement. The rankings are based on four factors – economic w

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