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Yang: Kicking Habits, Forming Habits…

on March 2, 2015 - 1:28pm
By Elena Yang
Los Alamos

Kicking Habits, Forming Habits…good habits or bad habits, it all depends

I get irate whenever people try to tell me what to do; it’s a childhood reaction I’ve never learned to outgrow. Is it bad? I could have missed good advice. Is it good? It has taught me self-reliance. Of course, ultimately, it depends on how I manage my irritations.

So, when my dental hygienist tried to convince me that it would take only about 21 days to form the habit of flossing everyday, I smiled and demurred. Silently, I said, “That 21 days is a bunk.” 

First of all, averages or

Pay Equity Bill Passes House Committee

on March 2, 2015 - 12:57pm

  • Change to Procurement Code Will Add Points in Bid if Companies Show Pay Equity

Today, Rep. Deborah Armstrong’s bill, HB 389, which would amend the state Procurement Code to reward businesses seeking government contracts if they demonstrate that they have a practice of paying equal wages to men and women for the same work, unanimously passed the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee.

Armstrong’s bill would allow businesses with a clearly documented record of providing equal pay to receive extra points in the procurement bidding process with any governmental

Legislation To Protect Pregnant Women In The Workplace Clears Another House Committee

on March 2, 2015 - 12:09pm

Rep. Terry McMillan


SANTA FE – Legislation that will protect pregnant women in the workplace and ensure that New Mexico meets federal guidelines passed the House Business and Employment Committee by a unanimous 10-0 vote. Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Doña Ana, of Las Cruces, is the sponsor.

“This legislation balances our desire to protect pregnant women in the workplace as well as the economic needs of our small businesses," McMillan said. "I look forward to voting for this bill on the House floor."

The legislation makes employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant

DNCU Sponsors Inaugural 'LEGO Competition'

on March 2, 2015 - 11:38am

DNCU News:
  • Kids compete for prizes March 14-15

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is proud to support the inaugural Lego Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show, taking place March 14-15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

DNCU believes this is an ideal way to help energize the attendees—while helping young children build an appreciation for the construction process. DNCU also is a Silver Sponsor of the Santa Fe Home Show.

The competition is divided into two age categories (8 and younger and 9-12) and will run each day of the Santa Fe Home Show (20


Los Alamos Small Business Workshop March 24

on March 2, 2015 - 11:11am

Poll Shows New Mexico Business Leaders Urge More Campaign Finance Transparency

on March 2, 2015 - 8:50am


WASHINGTON, D.C./ALBUQUERQUE – Today, a poll of New Mexico business leaders was released showing serious concern about the lack of transparency in the state’s government and campaign finance system.

The poll shows overwhelming support for reform amid serious concerns among the business community over the lopsided influence of political donors compared to every day voters. The poll was commissioned by the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board, a nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, and conducted by Research & Polling, Inc.

EEOC Discrimination And Harassment Report Reveals Good And Bad News For New Mexico

on March 1, 2015 - 2:57pm


EEOC News:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement and litigation report on reported cases of discrimination and harassment in New Mexico’s workplaces revealed both good and bad news.

The good news is that in Fiscal Year 2014, which ran from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014, the number of cases filed went down compared to previous reporting period. In FY 2013, the total number of charges was 1,121, compared to the reported 955 reported cases in FY 2014.

Additionally, the EEOC speculates this could a result of businesses  putting more time and effort