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Taos Plaza cross should stay

‘We live by symbols,” wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., a U.S. Supreme Court justice, in the late 1800s. We indeed love our symbols, whether they are secular, such as flags, or religious, such …

Taos Plaza Cross should stay

‘We live by symbols,” wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., a U.S. Supreme Court justice, in the late 1800s. We indeed love our symbols, whether they are secular, such as flags, or religious, such …

Column: Thanks for an interesting year, Taos

You usually plan to be at a new job more than a year, but life happens and circumstances change. So as I move on from a year as the editor of The Taos News, I want to offer a few observations and …

Gov. Martinez should approve bills on hemp, reduced pot penalties

Gov. Susana Martinez should sign House Bill 144 into law, a bill that allows the establishment of research programs for industrial hemp in New Mexico. She should also sign Senate Bill 258, which …

Keep pressure on officials while supporting undocumented immigrants

Televised addresses to Congress and State of the Union speeches are often long on platitudes and short on specifics. It’s too bad, but we’ve come to expect that from …
Letters
Letters

School budget cuts bad for students, state’s future

It is my opinion that the proposed budget cuts to New Mexico public and higher education are ill-advised.
Letters

Colorado neighbor urges Taos to nix tall hotels

I’m sorry, but I’m not surprised to see the push from Holiday Inn Express and its architect to put up a big-box type of hotel in Taos. These days, when mega-corporations rule the world, …
Letters

Cross doesn’t offend atheist

I was disappointed to hear that The Freedom from Religion Foundation has asked for the removal of the cross on the Veteran’s memorial downtown. As a Taos resident and atheist, I am sensitive to …

Support AmeriCorps funding

According to recent news reports, the White House may introduce a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in an attempt to reduce …

Reflecting on International Women's Day

It has been 118 years since the first Women’s Day began to honor women’s role in the garment worker’s strike that began the remarkable set of policies for better working conditions …
My Turn
My Turn

Monuments matter in New Mexico and around the West

In New Mexico, our livelihoods are rooted in our open spaces. Families have long histories of using our public lands for hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoor traditions, both new and old. New …
My Turn

Acequia parciantes must voice opinions on Abeyta Settlement projects

As I asked questions to try to understand the Abeyta agreement, I got the message from certain leaders that it was none of my business. So I made it my business to learn more. The more I learned, the greater my concerns grew.
My Turn

Working mom worries about day care costs, time away from son

If you know my son, you know his spirit is as beautiful, wild, and free as his blonde curls. I have never felt more purpose and joy in my life, than in being his mother.Today, like most days, I went …
My Turn

We are on the brink

All life forms on this planet are currently in danger of extinction. The majority of the extinctions that have taken place thus far happened after our species took over the planet.

Thinking of George Washington after synagogue, community center incidents

‘May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine …
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