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Move New Mexico toward a living wage

The idea that a worker can live on $7.50 an hour is not based in reality. It’s the reason those who work for $7.50 often have two or three jobs and also put a strain on government resources out …

Media literacy should be supported in face of ‘fake news’

If President Donald Trump were raising an issue of the importance of critical thinking as it relates to mass media every time he screamed a warning of “fake news,” that would be one …

Taos County should reaffirm, expand sanctuary commitment

The Trump administration should be ashamed of itself for unnecessarily causing rattled nerves and even full-blown panic among immigrants of various statuses across the country. His executive order …

Mental health fix rests with us

When politics trip up and delay the proper funding for mental health services in New Mexico, it’s immoral. More and more, it’s clear that it will be citizens, not politicians or …

Marchers should capitalize on momentum

No matter where you land on the political spectrum, the estimated numbers are remarkable. From Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza (biggest gathering at the site ever) to the Santa Fe Plaza (10,000 to 15,000 …
Letters

Cantu quarantine?

I am emailing to testify that the censure of Councilor Judy Cantu contained at least one falsehood to my knowledge. I understand that the censure included wording that Cantu’s problems with her …

‘Hemp!’

It’s time, and more, for New Mexico to join many, many other nations and grow industrial hemp — which is not, not, not marijuana! Hemp is one of the oldest crops in the world, and is …

Difference between protest, theft

This letter is addressed to whomever stole the U.S. flag from my flag pole. Yes, I was flying the flag upside down — for a good reason. I feel that the recent election of a xenophobic, …

Think about it, Taoseños

I respect Daniel Brown’s belief about Taos — we are all in this together. Like the Browns, my wife and I moved to Taos from New England — Stowe, Vermont, specifically, 18 years …

Cantu does the most

Town Councilmember Cantu is doing the most. Very few citizens were there to witness it when she was censured recently by her colleagues who complain that she’s doing too much. This attempt …
My Turn

Role model? Not Trump, but don’t despair or give up

‘Who’ll be my role model, now that my role model is gone, gone?” (”You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon, 1986) Many pundits have offered theories about why Donald Trump …

Favor y Fun: Opinion page is empty of facts, full of crazy

Congratulations to the Taos News for its new humor section Favor y Contra in the Feb. 9 edition. The opinions are so crazy that you just have to laugh at ideas published in this section; or as a …

Denial of global warming should concern all

The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But it’s hard not to worry anyway. Of all the problems we face …

Pay close attention: The stakes are high in our country

First, let’s stipulate: Our nation absorbed so many shocks that have come so rapidly in recent weeks that what’s seemed real a few days ago may have been upended by developments even …

‘I am confident we can do worse’

New Mexico is currently 50th in the nation in education and 77 percent of New Mexico fourth graders are not proficient in reading — with 79 percent of the eighth graders not proficient at …
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