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The retirement of Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez will not end the effort to create a civilian police review board. A petition drive seeking to force that issue has already been started; it … more
Did you get your $500 rebate-refund-tax-kickback from the state of New Mexico? I’ll probably spend mine on something practical, a couple of needed home repairs. Five hundred dollars is a … more
In last week’s column I explained why I think the secretary of state should not interfere in an effort to force a referendum on six bills passed this year by the state Legislature. This week … more
There has been a lot of discussion the past few months about the athletic rivalry between New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico. The discussion is warranted given the … more
I love democracy … the purer the better. And so, I‘ve always been a big fan of the referendum process, which allows citizens to circumvent the representative system and take their issue … more
There are lots of reasons Life is Good in Las Cruces. The weather is great, for the most part. The food is great, especially when you add some local green chile. And the mountain views and … more
I was working at a trendy Denver restaurant called the Colorado Mine Company in 1975 when the Denver Nuggets brought North Carolina State phenom David Thompson in for dinner during his recruiting … more
For safety reasons, they were battery-powered candles, placed into clear plastic cups. Physically, it was not the same as, say, a live candle in a crafted tin holder in St. Patrick’s … more
The effort to create a civilian review board for the Police Department threatens to create a rift between the City Council and some progressive voters during a municipal election year when police and … more
A group of 3 identity theft thieves are stealing mail from mailboxes. They rent storage lockers around Las Cruces. Then the mail is opened and savings, checking, and retirement account numbers are … more
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