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Dave Baldridge is a volunteer search and rescue canine handler. He also serves on the State of New Mexico's Alzheimer's Task Force.

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Dementia and Wandering: A View From Search and Rescue

(5) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Richard Byrd, a 64-year-old rancher from Vaughn -- a small town in the vast, flat eastern plains of New Mexico -- was found dead last month on his sprawling 30,000-acre ranch. It was the third time in two years that volunteer search and rescue teams -- at times assisted by...

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Who's an Indian? The Feds Aren't So Sure

(13) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 3:52 PM

America's notion of who's an Indian is, as usual, in flux. Johnny Depp -- presumably on the basis of his upcoming portrayal of Tonto in the new Lone Ranger movie -- has recently been adopted (a ceremonial recognition) by the Comanche Tribe. At the same time, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's...

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American Indians and Social Security

(20) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 9:42 PM

At Boston's original tea party in 1773, American patriots -- symbolically dressed as Mohawk Indians -- dumped three shiploads of His Majesty's chamomile into Boston Harbor. They couldn't have known that more than two centuries later, another tea party would try to dump Social Security into Boston Harbor as well.

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