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A few weeks ago, Susana Martinez vetoed funding for every state college and university. All of it. Since then, neither she nor House Republican Leaders have proposed a plan to restore it. Because every public school relies on New … more
Last week, we were stunned to watch President Donald J. Trump sign an Executive Order that could jeopardize the very existence of one of our community's most treasured assets: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. As elected officials, we … more
The Taos Land Trust (TLT) has embarked on a new, expanded version of its mission and is working to serve the community more directly by responding to public priorities through various planning projects. Among our new initiatives is … more
First off, I would like to personally apologize to the residents of the Village of Questa for the water outage. I understand the hardship that it caused for many of you, and I am willing to be held accountable for my part in it. We, the Village … more
Using biology to justify ideological positions has never led to good policy. Not so long ago, biological arguments were invoked to justify racial discrimination and even genocide. Now biology is being used to discriminate against transgender … more
New Mexico is ranked 49th in the nation in child well-being, 49th or 50th in the country in education, and 47th in the nation in teacher pay and we wonder why our kids are failing, our education system is in shambles, and we cannot attract … more
No one came to the brief and mysterious visit by Gov. Martinez with the intention of disrupting her agenda, whatever it was. But the electorate is much more informed than ever thanks to Trump. Therefore, after a lengthy monologue in which she … more
Friday, April 21, was my last day as acting Executive Director for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. It has been a very long, but rewarding nine months and we have accomplished so much. Our adoption numbers are up, our length-of-stay average days have … more
In 2000, the Environment Department documented a breeding population of native rainbow trout in La Jara Canyon, near the source of the Rio Fernando. The gravel stream bed where the trout laid their eggs has long since been silted over by trampled … more
Ever since I graduated from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson this spring, people want to know, "What is spiritual direction? And what makes you want to do this?"I was thinking about this on Easter Sunday, when my husband Steve … more
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