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In 2019, the New Mexico Senate rejected a bill that would have removed an old, invalid abortion law from the books. One year later, voters had their say. Six Democratic senators who had voted against the bill were removed from office, including powerful veterans such as former President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen and Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith. more
Ted and his dad needed some cows to stock their little ranch in Oklahoma, and they needed’em right away. A local trader solved their problem and injected a couple loads into them. more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If that phrase gets you singing a jingle and thinking of red and green, I’ve done my job today. Except, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about New Mexico red and green. more
It was every fair board's nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page. In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair. more
We are rapidly approaching the midway point in yet another year. Local media carry news stories about the future of the City of Las Cruces and its new budget. But, oddly enough, there’s been zero mention of the persistent “elephant in the room” sitting at the southern gateway to Downtown Las Cruces. more
Be kind. Rewind. Remember that label on your rented VHS tapes in the 1980s and 90s? We may need to revive that slogan, with a variation: “Be kind as you dine.” more
We are rapidly approaching the midway point in yet another year. Local media carry news stories about the future of the City of Las Cruces and its new budget, its new strategic plan for the next five … more
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM) believes that education is the foundation for a strong and viable democracy. more
There are no free lunches. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. Everybody has to pitch in and carry their weight. more
A good cowboy will go beyond the call of duty and even put himself in harm's way to help a suffering beast. more
Seventy-six years ago today, scientists based in New Mexico, detonated the world’s first atomic bomb. It happened in a place a little over two hours’ drive from Las Cruces. more
When the New Mexico Legislature passed SB 94 earlier this year, allowing college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness, some lawmakers feared we were picking a fight with the mighty NCAA. more
More than 20 years ago, Len Sugerman drove from Las Cruces to give a presentation at the Tays Special Events Center at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. more
A dawning summer morning, ‘Neath an early amber sky, On a day the waving cornfields, Has just come up to be knee-high. more
Frank and I were home after our first year of college, and Bruce had just graduated from high school in the summer of 1977 when we decided it would be safe to smoke pot in an abandoned field off a quiet road. more
As America approaches its 245th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the 50 states. Recently, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in Alaska, America’s biggest state. (Sorry, Texas.) It was the 39th U.S. state I’ve visited. more
The League of Women Voters studies and takes positions on public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels. more
I rise today in support of leakers. Here’s to Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine who was working as a private-sector military analyst in 1971 when he leaked the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study on U.S. activities in Vietnam dating back to the Truman administration. more
Mother gave me a small box of old pocket watches and a book entitled “A Practical Course in Horology.” It was a Christmas gift. A family heirloom, of sorts. more
Happy Father’s Day to the fathers, dads, poppas, grandpas and all men who have helped raise children. more
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