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Our View: Commuting comes at a cost to Santa Fe

More than half of Santa Fe’s workforce lives outside city limits. That’s the word from a new study released earlier this week by the state Department of Workforce Solutions.

Letters to the editor, July 11, 2014

I was delighted to read your superb editorial (The Black Place: Worth preserving,” Our View, July 6) in support of the effort to save the Black Place so revered by Georgia O’Keeffe.

  • Our View: Folk Art Market brings the world

    The evolving nature of the International Folk Art Market/Santa Fe has been a joy to behold. Consider these numbers: Eleven years, 690 artists from 86 countries. More than 1 million people impacted. Sales by artists totaling more than $18 million, with 90 percent of those sales going home with the artists.

  • Our View: Fight alcohol abuse with new taxes

    No politician wants to raise taxes — that’s understood. But it’s a mistake to rule out increasing taxes across the board, as the first President George Bush found out when he famously said, “read my lips: no new taxes” in 1988. In some cases, new taxes are exactly what is needed.

  • Our View: Carson decision should stand

    The decision to rename Kit Carson Park in Taos has sparked a storm of protest. So much so, that the Taos Town Council could revisit the vote today — whether the councilors will rescind the name change, simply listen to testimony so people can vent or leave the decision as is, we don’t know.

  • Our View: Energy solutions from a village

    The small British village has long been a staple of detective stories.

The details behind the child-support attack ad on King

When I first asked Gary King about that ad in which Gov. Susana Martinez practically skins him alive for voting against a child-support bill back when he was a legislator, King did not recall …

Tragedy haunts the Middle East

This week, personal tragedy trumped the more spectacular issues of war and peace in the Middle East. The bodies of three Israeli teenagers, Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gila Shaar, were found under a pile of rocks near the ancient biblical town of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

House races are where the action is

The Democratic donkey in New Mexico may be feeling a little like Eeyore, judging from the grumbling on the blue end of the political spectrum in the wake of Gary King taking the party primary.

For Natives, a split in opinion on Obama

Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama made his first visit to an Indian reservation as the sitting president when he and first lady Michelle Obama dropped in on the Standing Rock Sioux Reser…

Politics as usual leaves citizens disgusted

Various political pundits are musing over the aftermath of New Mexico’s primary election. Others are commenting over the beginning of a mudslinging session that will probably only get worse un…

Commentary: Religious freedom at risk

A Sudanese court in May sentences a Christian woman married to an American to be hanged, after first being lashed 100 times, after she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.

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Today’s New Mexican, July 12, 2014

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