The number of Republican state legislators in New Mexico has decreased dramatically after the last two elections. The number of elected statewide GOP officials dwindle…

Candidates serious about winning aren’t afraid of tugging on the coats of reporters, columnists and editors to try to get coverage. But there are others who don’t seem to realize this simple, commonsense rule.

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Make room, Liz Cheney?

Last week when former CIA agent Valerie Plame announced she was running for the Northern New Mexico U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, a former coll…

Last week journalists around the state, as well as others on the Governor’s Office mailing list, received an email that left many of us scratching our heads.

“Ben Ray Luján is an out-of-touch liberal lackey of the un-American, far-left radical monster Nancy Pelosi and her extreme socialist agenda …”

The study sat on the metaphorical shelf gathering metaphorical dust for nearly five nonmetaphorical years. But now that study has sprung to life — like a fresh simile.

Hector Balderas has wanted to be a U.S. senator for a long time. He actually ran for an open Senate seat in 2012 after Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced he wouldn’t seek a …

When I was a kid, on the late afternoon of every Christmas Eve, my grandmother, who was not a religious woman, would get all mystical and in a soft but intense voice t…

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No, I'm no longer a full-time legislative reporter, but there are traditions to uphold, and this one is most noble.

It would be wrong to call the current gathering of lawmakers a “do-nothing” session. After all, this is the “rocket docket” session, in which more than 40 bills — whic…

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Sixteen years ago, the state government and the federal government each took an important step to rid this land of an annoyance that all right…

The number of Republican state legislators in New Mexico has decreased dramatically after the last two elections. The number of elected statew…

Candidates serious about winning aren’t afraid of tugging on the coats of reporters, columnists and editors to try to get coverage. But there are others who don’t seem to realize this simple, commonsense rule.

Newer neighborhoods on Santa Fe’s south and west sides are most likely to be prevented from building small long-term rental casitas on their properties because of narrow, winding streets with hardly any on-street parking.