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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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Editorial: A plea to stay informed, engaged and outspoken

On Friday (Jan 20.), Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His inauguration certainly will be a reason to celebrate for those who voted for him. But that is unlikely the case for those who didn’t. We would … more

Stay engaged during 2017 legislative session

If you think a partial reinstatement of the death penalty in New Mexico should be a priority, at least one GOP lawmaker has a legislative session for you. The highly divisive issue is back on the table, even though its revival during last year’s … more

No. 1 hope for new year is economy

We asked readers leading up to the new year what their No. 1 hope was for Taos in 2017. The online poll is unscientific, but if there’s a thread of truth to it, it’s about the economy. About 40 percent of you said you hoped the Taos economy will … more

What changes does new year hold for Taos?

New Year’s resolutions are always a tricky affair. The stats, the experts, the pundits tell us that a majority won’t make any. And the majority of those who do won’t succeed in their efforts. It can be a bit dreary to think about. But after … more

Be mindful of the darker side of holidays

Taos is one of the best places anywhere to spend the holiday season. Boutique retailers, art galleries, restaurants and so many others put in time and effort to make Taos sparkle this time of year. All you have to do is stroll in and around the … more
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