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Why I’m voting for Jill Stein and the Green Party

These are hard and overwhelming times on many levels. Decision-making regarding the impending election is challenging for many of us. In this context, it has been very disheartening for me to be the target of harsh criticism and rage because I am … more

Opinion: What New Mexico can learn from Arizona

It was a tale of two sessions. As New Mexico lawmakers prepare to return to Santa Fe to meet the budget-passing obligation they avoided months ago, Arizona’s legislators have headed home. … more

Opinion: Town seeks public comment, ideas, participation

Our town is inevitably going to grow and change, and therefore it is critical that the decisions that the town government makes are guided by the people of Taos. The Town of Taos, along with dedicated volunteers, has begun a six-month project that … more

Opinion: Hobson’s choice

Every dollar the government spends on an individual is less money they have to pay for programs that benefit the general public, such as public safety, education, infrastructure, roads, parks, … more

Opinion: The fallacy of early formal reading instruction

We all want our children to succeed in school. However, there is widespread disagreement on how best to achieve this. I believe that we have the greatest chance of success when we incorporate … more

Opinion: Metta Theatre performance a powerful call to awareness

I lived in Taos eight years ago, and I recently returned to this place that I love. On Saturday evening, I attended my first-ever production at the TCA. What I witnessed was astoundingly … more

Opinion: Lawmakers, give the public back its sledgehammer

The state’s Inspection of Public Records Act is like a sledgehammer – a powerful tool designed to ensure you can break loose information about how your government is serving you. more

Opinion: Common decency gone?

A recent Taos News My Turn column (“A fresh perspective: ‘Where has common decency gone?’”) characterized a Taos visit by our governor as the scene of a … more

Opinion: Make your voice heard in ‘Forest Management Plan’

Right now the Carson National Forest is revising the Forest Management Plan for the entire forest. This type of revision takes place once in a generation. The last time the Carson developed a fresh … more

Opinion: Ill-timed tax reform will hurt families

The last few years of plummeting state revenues made it clear, once again, New Mexico is over-reliant on tax revenue from the oil and gas industry and the Swiss cheese construction of New … more
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