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This month is National Recovery Month. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is a national observance to promote and support new evidence-based substance use disorder and mental health treatment. more
The 14th Amendment, passed in 1868, was one of three changes made to the Constitution during the Reconstruction Era designed to ensure southern states didn’t slip back into their old ways. more
With the fall election season upon us, voters will want to be aware there are several issues on the ballot beyond the list of candidates vying for office. Included among these are three proposed amendments to the New Mexico Constitution. more
The state Supreme Court has come out against proposed reform to the bail system, setting up a potential clash with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham if she is re-elected in November. more
My parents started a college fund for me when I was still in my mother’s womb. more
The abandoned seed barn off West Amador Avenue has stood for decades as a giant monument to lost industry. more
New Mexico has fallen back into last place in the annual ranking of childhood wellbeing, and there is one clear reason why, education. more
In the aftermath of the killings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and other mass shootings, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). more
Back in 2018, a state district judge issued an historic decision identifying the long-time shortcomings and faults of New Mexico’s Public Education System. more
Democrats in the state Legislature went to a lot of trouble to gerrymander the Second Congressional District, and now their colleagues in Washington, D.C. are squandering it. more
Our nation’s efforts to secure the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian prison demonstrate how conflicted we are on the enforcement of cannabis laws. more
“Will you still need me; will you still feed me; when I’m 64?” I was 8 years old when the Beatles released that song in 1967, and it seemed quite probable to me then I would need help feeding myself by the time I hit 64. If I hit 64. more
State Rep. Rebecca Dow of Truth or Consequences, who finished second in a five-person race for governor in the Republican primary election last month, has agreed to pay a $500 civil penalty to settle a bitter dispute with the State Ethics Commission. more
The city of Las Cruces has a lot invested in the Desert Hope apartment complex for low-income residents. more
The League of Women Voters supports election procedures that protect the right of every citizen to vote and that are verifiable. New Mexico is fortunate to have a well-functioning voting system and has been rated in the top half of the states by the MIT Election Performance Lab. more
The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association and others announced today that they have settled the lawsuit filed to prevent the United States Forest Service from shooting cattle from a helicopter … more
The conversion of unused tennis courts at Apodaca Park to new pickleball courts that get played on every day is an example of city leaders listening to residents and making better use of existing facilities. more
There have been a lot of game changers since COVID-19 began — including the virus itself, which has upended our way of life across the globe. For two years, we have been in a dead heat, racing … more
The latest 4th of July Fireworks War is over, finally. For all but the Fourth and New Year's Eve, my wife and I live in a quiet, established neighborhood just off W. Boutz Road just inside the Las … more
I doubt if there is any law on the books more flagrantly and routinely violated every year by otherwise law-abiding residents of our community than the city’s restrictions on fireworks. more
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