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What do you think of when you think of war? If you’ve been to war, you don’t have to think. The images, the sounds, the pains, the tension come even when you don’t want to think about it. Those of us who have not been to war stand in awe of those who have served, and express gratitude for a debt that cannot be repaid. more
Alisha Porter was making clay pots as if her life depended on it.And it just may have.At the Friday, Feb. 28, opening of Devasthali Hall, New Mexico State University’s brand-new art building … more
A few years ago, a friend of mine who isn’t a basketball fan asked me “Why is Lou Henson such a big deal? I mean, he and his wife are super nice and great in the community, but I don’t know the history. Help me out.” more
I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity rock pickin’ -- but this was my first celebrity golf tournament. more
Few things evoke Americans’ passion more than guns. The passion is evident in New Mexico, as the state Senate voted 22-20 Feb. 7 in favor of Senate Bill 5, the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, or the Red Flag bill. The state House of Representatives is likely to vote on the bill before the session ends Feb. 20. more
When Mario Moccia was named athletics director at New Mexico State University in 2014, he inherited a men’s basketball program that, thanks in part to the legacy of Lou Henson, was a consistent conference champion and qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. more
No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Yes, we Americans love our independence, both as individuals and as a nation, and we’re right to celebrate it on July 4 and every other day. more
The decision 16 years ago to choose diversion of the Gila River over water conservation and restoration projects resulted in a promise that was always going to remain out of reach: new water. more
Recent events in the United States can be aptly described as being anything but “routine occurrences.” It is prudent at times like these to review our personal insurance policies. more
On July 1, New Mexico launched the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of just four states across the country with a cabinet-level early childhood agency. more
Here in New Mexico, as across the nation, the economic effects of COVID-19 are making a significant impact on the people of our state, and the results could be particularly damaging for vulnerable New Mexicans. more
My childhood summers were spent traveling around the country. My parents wanted my brother and me to learn about and appreciate the country to which our grandparents had immigrated to create new lives for themselves and their children. more
As a lifelong asthmatic, I went to work from home before the governor shut down the state and ordered social distancing. more
In the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 19, the New Mexico House of Representatives voted to give final approval to a $7.6 billion state budget, an increase in spending of about 8 percent from the previous year. more
I have watched and know many law enforcements officers who have behaved in extraordinarily kind and compassionate ways. They have responded with care to dangerous situations and shown compassion to … more
What if we instituted a mandatory speed limit in Las Cruces? And what if we set it at 50 mph? And that was not a top-end speed, but the required speed, meaning everyone had to go 50 mph all the time. more
If you oppose a minimum wage increase, proponents tend to label you. The labels include “Rich greedy business owner,” “Short-sighted capitalist,” or “blind to the issues of poverty.” I disagree with significant raises in minimum wage for two primary reasons. more
Being a voter in New Mexico during the presidential primary election is a little bit like being a Cleveland Browns fan during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting to watch, but it would be a lot more … more
It’s all about lines. Where is your line? It varies from topic to topic. Lately everyone, it seems, is expressing their line on almost every topic. more
The New Mexico Legislature passed a number of useful bills in the recently completed special session dealing with police reform, racial equality and elections. more
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