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Opinion
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There’s something a politician could do that would not only surprise me, it would instill respect in me for that politician. It’s a simple thing, one you’d think would be commonplace. more
Every two years, those running for office tell us this will be the most important election of our lives, and I always roll my eyes and mumble, maybe for you. more
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
If Las Cruces had a building still standing from the early 1900s designed by famous American architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan or I. M. Pei destined for demolition, wouldn’t city … more
Public and fiscal policy in the U.S. has long recognized the importance of housing. Home ownership, in particular, has been viewed as strengthening the attachment of residents to their community and … more
Over my years in Las Cruces I can only think of one or three times I've disagreed with Walt Rubel. Why now? Walt's 9/16/2022 column on misuse of the14th Amendment is way off. Amazing, though, with … more
In our Page 3 article from Monday’s City of Las Cruces Council meeting, we quote the city’s economist, Monica Torres, who announced sales of cannabis in Las Cruces reached $3.3 million in August. A little over half of that was recreational, the rest was sold for medicinal purposes. 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
If you were alive and old enough to comprehend the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, there’s a good chance you saw the images. more
In the trilogy of American summer holidays, Labor Day tends to get short shrift. 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
A note to all my fellow green chile aficionados out there. Basically, this means everyone in Las Cruces except for Mandy Guss, Communications Director for the City of Las Cruces who, sadly, was born without the green chile appreciation gene. 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
Over the weekend, New Mexico State University’s campus was buzzing, as students unloaded vehicles and moved into dormitories. With friends and families helping out, people were everywhere. 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
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