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It happens every year. We think spring has arrived, then we get a snap of cold weather, forcing us to dig out our coats again. more
The state of New Mexico has two different sets of rules when it comes to funding capital outlay projects for new construction or repair of basic infrastructure. All funding for education projects … more
New Mexico’s Congressional District 2, which includes Las Cruces, is the fifth largest geographical district in America. District 2 also represents a microcosm of American politics … more
Las Cruces residents joined with Americans throughout the nation during the summer of 2020 in protests demanding police reform. While protests in other cities turned violent and destructive, ours … more
Here’s a statistic you probably don’t know, and it’s one in which New Mexico ranked No. 1 in the U.S., and it’s actually a positive category. In 2019-20, the state of New … more
I’m here to talk about our own New Mexico State University Aggies. more
Can the United States avoid war with Russia? Should we avoid war with Russia? Does a nation that spends so much on weaponry that it has built the strongest military force in the history of mankind have a moral obligation to act when lesser armies are slaughtering innocent people in another nation? more
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, monitors the progress of bills on selected topics as they move through the Legislature. This year the League advocated for topics such as voting rights, election security, public education, natural resources, budget and tax reform and transparency. more
Tresco Inc. has been working with the developmentally disabled in and around Las Cruces for more than 54 years. Tresco’s Community Support Services, a vital part of its mission, will end June 30, 2022. more
On Jan. 29, a convoy of ticked-off truckers rolling across Canada reached its final destination, Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. They used their trucks to shut down the core of the downtown area to all incoming traffic. more
To see him lope down the court, with his unruly beard, and his long hair restrained slightly by a headband, brings to mind the rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. more
The inability of the Las Cruces City Council to allocate federal relief funding in a way that is fair, efficient and transparent is concerning. more
“There was this thing in 2008,” said John Strain. “You may have heard about it.” That “thing” was the Great Recession, and Strain, a longtime builder in Colorado, was one of the victims, losing his business. more
State Sen. Willliam Sharer is a marvelous storyteller with the ability to go on at length on a wide variety of subjects. Last week, he regaled his restless Senate colleagues on the final day of the session, as time ran out on a voting rights bill that had been one of the top priorities for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. more
We don’t get to choose what memories stay in our psyches. As the singer Rickie Lee Jones once sang, “You never know when you’re making a memory.” We’re about to … more
“WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and … more
We’ve heard about Long Covid, the condition where people may face symptoms for a much longer time, possibly all their lives. more
From the day in 2005 when the agreement between Bill Richardson and Richard Branson for what would later become Spaceport America was first announced, the business model for southern New Mexico has always been to separate wealthy tourists from their not-so-hard-earned vacation money. more
Recently, when I was in Santa Fe distributing the Bulletin’s annual legislative guides in and around the state capitol, I popped into the Roundhouse to observe some government proceedings. more
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) reminds the state Legislature that Article IV, Section 12 of the New Mexico Constitution requires that all sessions of each house of the Legislature be open to the public. more
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