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Opinion
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About a year ago, on a nice February Saturday, as I was driving near the New Mexico State University campus, I said, “I should go to Presley Askew Field and check out the Aggies’ baseball team and their star, Nick Gonzales.” more
It is the best of times. Calving at its finest. The calling of those chosen to tend God's creatures. To take part in simple miracles. To alter the balance of life on earth by one small addition. It is the worst of times. more
Everybody loves deregulation, until their kid gets sick from drinking the water. And for good reason. Deregulation is always good for business, at least in the short term. more
As I begin my 13th year as a legislator, I have seen New Mexico achieve progress on many important issues. Regretfully, one area where we continue to resist reform and lag behind other states is the need for full transparency regarding the role of lobbyists and those who hire them in the legislative process. more
Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the deadline for two pretty cool things. First and foremost, it’s the deadline for filling out the census. President Trump, the Census Bureau and Congress have volleyed the deadline back and forth since April, when Trump agreed with the Census Bureau that Congress needed to give an extension of at least 120 days to the original July 31 deadline. more
You were just a dog. But a good dog. Right from the start. Your loyalty was never in question. And what you didn't know, you didn't know because I never took the time to teach you. more
In 2002, Steve Pearce beat John Arthur Smith in what I believe was the most important election in southern New Mexico of the past two decades. The seat in Congress that both men were running for was open for the first time since 1980. more
It’s strange, sometimes, the details you remember. For me, whenever I think of it, the first image that funnels into my brain is my right shoe. A black, Stacy Adams Madison cap toe oxford. more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico (LWVSNM) supports broad access to voting, and absentee ballots are one option to vote safely this year. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 general election process was modified by the New Mexico Legislature to allow county clerks the option to mail applications for absentee ballots to registered voters with recently confirmed addresses. more
Twenty years ago, on a Tuesday, I was getting my boys ready for school, shaking them out of their sleep and gently encouraging their eyes to open when from the other room I heard, “Elva, get in here quick!” more
As I think back to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, my primary memory is one of confusion. I was the editor of an afternoon newspaper in Kansas and was almost finished with the front page. I’ll be forever grateful to the publisher who convinced me to tear it up and start over. more
1. If the new boss’s hat isn’t sweat stained, you can pretty much figger whose will be. 2. Phrases like, “My dad never paid me a dime till I was 25,” or “I haven't had a day off since dad’s funeral in 2017,” should put you on guard. more
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