Opinions & Columns
Louisiana passed a law last week requiring the posting of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom in an act of performative religiosity. It is “performative” in …
For the past five decades or longer, the state Legislature has been planning for what we will do when the oil runs out. We’ve set up permanent funds to ensure we’ll be able to keep our …
Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico is a primary support organization for the Success Partnership, which shares a common commitment to uplifting families in the region. One such …
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.S. courtroom to exercise his part of a plea deal, copping to a felony violation under the Espionage Act.
Several years ago, when I was covering state government from Santa Fe, I attended the annual briefing given to reporters prior to the upcoming wildfire season. After going over the current …
Opinions
We’re getting close to election season, which for me means again preparing to see and hear millions of dollars in advertising from liberal special interest groups smearing me and misleading New …
As I write this column on this early June day, I notice that the daytime high temperatures here in Las Cruces are going to be over or hovering around 100 degrees for the next two weeks. Playing golf …
The clearest detail I remember about your car was the smoke coming off your tires, before we nearly collided on Amador Avenue Sunday night. You were stopped at a red light and decided to peel out, …
Expectations were sky high in 2005 when British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson inked a 20-year lease on a new spaceport that had yet to be built in southern New Mexico.
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It seemed like a tiny gesture, my wife, Sherry’s insistence on taking these Walmart 4 X 6-inch photos of women patients at the mental asylum, Vision in Action in Juárez and putting them …
"Todos son corruptos, todos son malos,” says Juan Carlos, the cab driver who is taking us from the Mexico City airport to our hotel near the Zócalo or central plaza. This was the first …
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 …
It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since we celebrated President Obama’s historic designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. I first got to …
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 …
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. …
Columns
Downtown Las Cruces is the vibrant pulse of our city, where the essence of our community comes to life. It's a place where residents, employees and visitors converge to celebrate the unique spirit of …
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 …
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