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The timing may seem odd, given the recent turmoil in the men’s basketball program, but New Mexico State University was wise to give Athletic Director Mario Moccia a five-year contract … more
It dawned on me Thursday night, April 13, in the lobby of Allen Theatres’ Cineport 10, during the Las Cruces international Film Festival. I had just come from the J. Paul Taylor Symposium at … more
In 1981, Sally Field won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of an ambitious and reckless newspaper reporter in the film “Absence of Malice.” The reporter uses information leaked by a … more
The New Mexico Family Guardianship Conservatorship Coalition is extremely pleased Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken swift and decisive action regarding the recent incidents of abuse of … more
The nonpartisan League of Women Voters studies many issues. After a comprehensive study, a position is established and advocacy can occur.  The education position of the League of Women Voters … more
New Mexico’s Congressional District 2 is, geographically, one of the biggest districts in the country. These days, the district  looms very large in the minds of the country’s … more
“The only clocks in a Major League stadium should tell us the time of day, and they should do so using hands, not digits.” That was my posting on our fantasy baseball message board a … more
Inspired by Las Cruces firefighter Mat Hall, and a program called St. Baldrick’s, I shaved my head to raise funds for children’s cancer research. I did this four years in a row from … more
I had hoped legislators would take advantage of the unprecedented $9.4 billion budget this year to begin the transition away from an economy so dependent on oil and gas revenue, but I don’t … more
Maybe it’s time to party like it’s 1969. When Jason Hooten was introduced as New Mexico State University’s new men’s basketball coach at the Pan American’s Center … more
You don’t often see a bill pass unanimously, but it happened a few times in the 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session, which wrapped up last week. Notable was the House of … more
I’m not at all comfortable with my new position to the right of Republican leaders on foreign policy. As a child who grew up watching the Vietnam War on the nightly news and fearing it would … more
These days, as with so many other topics, it seems no one is neutral when it comes to the police. On one extreme, the view is “All Cops Are Bad,” or “Defund the … more
New Mexico’s unpaid, part-time Legislature has 15 members who are attorneys, including both the speaker of the House and the majority leader of the Senate. There are only two medical doctors, … more
March includes Sunshine Week, an initiative of the News Leaders Association to educate the public about the importance of open government and the need to reduce unnecessary secrecy.  This … more
Back in the 1990s, when I drove a 1966 Mustang, it was fun tooling around in that nice-looking Ford. But if I was traveling more than 30 miles, I felt a lot better driving my 1978 Buick LeSabre. The … more
They found my niece dead three months ago today. Alone in her apartment from a fall, caused by heavy drinking. She had been through treatment over the years, but like so many others, it wasn’t … more
Of the four general obligation bonds approved by Las Cruces voters in the November 2022 election, two addressed critical needs (affordable housing and a new fire station) and two addressed wants … more
We have a column this week from a medical doctor, Rebecca Coalson, that confirms some of the recent fears I’ve had regarding the medical community in New Mexico. For years, we’ve known … more
The saga which has led us to our current healthcare crisis is that HB 75-The Medical Malpractice Act, written and sponsored by trial attorneys, was passed in 2021 and wrongfully grouped physicians … more
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