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My eight-year-old granddaughter and I were on the west side of town picking up her new glasses. We live on the far east side of town. Why we had to drive all this way, you'll have to ask … more
We all know people who describe something in a way that means not to offend. Such as when a realtor says that the house is charming or an older person is defined as being in their advanced years. We … more
The problem with presidential debates is they don’t have a scoreboard. We treat them as if they were a football game, with clear winners and losers. President Joe Biden sent out a taunting … more
On May 15, New Mexico State Police and campus officers at the University of New Mexico tore down an encampment that had been established by protesters calling for a cease-fire in Israel’s … more
Every time I drive past the construction project on the corner of Farney and El Paseo, just down from my house, I feel a little bit better about our city’s future. When completed, the … more
Recreational-use cannabis was legalized in New Mexico two years ago. Since then, New Mexicans have been enjoying safe and clean cannabis products from legitimate retailers across the state. … more
An open letter to Las Cruces Mayor Eric Enriquez and the city:   It is with dismay and frustration that many of us have been made aware of the pending demolition of three … more
The release of Salman Rushdie’s new memoir , “Knife: Meditations after an attempted murder,” is a message in itself: The assassination attempt that sought to silence him has instead … more
When President Joe Biden signed the proclamation marking the first Thursday of May as our national day of prayer, know that it was not for tradition and had nothing to do with his own Catholic faith: … more
Although the Federal Trade Commission voted to ban non-compete agreements nationwide this week, the argument is far from over. The commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to strike down most … more
Enjoy your youth. Because when you get older it’s gonna hurt. Case in point, I've just had a full knee replacement. When I first started having knee issues my doctor suggested I … more
Back pain. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know how debilitating it can be. It can affect everything you do, even the smallest movements, and can appear without warning or with no obvious … more
While mental illness isn’t a crime, it’s also not a permission slip to excuse crimes. Yet that’s what happens in New Mexico once a defendant has been found by the court to be … more
Imagine being hired by a city to serve as a business liaison, someone charged with providing information to business owners about regulations, laws, programs and services available to them, city … more
New Mexico State University provides a wide range of opportunities for students to enhance their disciplinary knowledge and transferable skills in graduate education through graduate certificates, … more
During the Las Cruces International Film Festival, I missed out on shaking Ron Perlman’s hand because I was carried away in conversation. It is rare to encounter a capable … more
Everybody wants to start at the top.  And so, of course the deep-pocketed investors behind the attempt to build a centrist third party under the No Labels banner started with a presidential … more
With the governor’s signing of a new law updating the state’s high school curriculum, New Mexico families now have a prime opportunity to shape local high school course requirements in a … more
The capital outlay bill passed by the Legislature this year provides just under $290 million for 136 projects throughout the state, including $20 million for steam tunnel and electrical … more
I was five years old when I cast my first vote -- and learned a few hard truths about democratic participation. It was the 2000 presidential election. George W. Bush was challenging Vice … more
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