After a career in education, I have firsthand knowledge of how impoverished students struggle to learn. Psychologist Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs suggests…

    Letters to the Editor

    Speak up for voting rights

      In 2021, we’ve seen more than 349 bills introduced in the legislatures of 47 states attempting to suppress the vote in communities of color. The reasoning behind these…

        The nation again earned poor marks (a C-minus) on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ recent infrastructure report card. In New Mexico, 32 percent of roads are in…

          The newspaper republished an editorial from the Washington Post (“Census numbers are clarion call for immigration,” Our View, May 2). I don’t oppose immigration, but t…

            Why is the state capital not as proactive as Albuquerque? Seniors in this town want more than shuffleboard and arts and crafts. We are active and take responsibility f…

              I thought it was obvious but maybe not. So here goes: If you want to solve municipal growth, make fewer babies. If you want to solve the water shortage, make fewer bab…

                So this morning I noticed the mural on the side of Natural Grocers. Is that temporary art or expected to be here in 500 years? I’m more disturbed that an AutoZone is g…

                  This past month, about nine square miles were burned in Santa Fe National Forest by prescribed burns (550 acres Pacheco, 4,300 acres Rowe Mesa, 997 acres Cuba). It is …

                    Changing Santa Fe’s street lighting to LEDs is a good idea. We have the opportunity to use low-color temperature LEDs to provide the safety we need while protecting th…

                      The Modern Elder Academy would be a perfect fit for the retreat center (“Two buyers express interest in archdiocese’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center,” April 2…

                        This morning’s New Mexican reports that the state’s Republican Party will hold its convention in Texas to avoid New Mexico’s health and safety rules (“N.M. GOP plans c…

                          The letter from Danielle Garcia (“Wind projects can take advantage of N.M. realities,” April 20) made me ponder other natural resources our state has. How about changi…

                            For anybody concerned about climate disruption, there is some good news. More than 300 businesses, including major companies like Google, McDonald’s and Walmart, signe…

                              I would like to make a short case for the encouragement of housing and commercial expansion within the boundaries of the existing city. Development and redevelopment i…

                                I am a frequent trail user and have noticed a dramatic increase in human excrement and toilet paper on city, foothills and forest trails. I have long wondered why ther…

                                Letters to the Editor

                                Water in the bank? Not so fast

                                  Kim Shanahan would have us believe there is actual water in the “water bank” when he assures us about water (“There’s more water than you think, and here's why," Build…

                                    It is essential that the Guadalupe Street mural be saved and incorporated into the plan for the new museum of contemporary art. The mural reflects, in a dramatic and c…

                                      The approval of the Zia Station development seems to be a travesty of justice. For the hundreds of logical reasons why it should not be in that place, or at least modi…

                                        I am a Santa Fe “outsider from The East,” having only arrived in 1976, but with immense respect for the local culture I am inadvertently helping to subsume, and have t…

                                          Derek Chauvin, with his knee on the neck of his now-vanquished nemesis, George Floyd, reminded me of a man on an African safari, kneeling triumphantly on his just kill…

                                            Friday evening’s (April 2) national TV news programs included two prominent stories on New Mexico that featured our successes — which is more rare than it should be, s…

                                              Once again, people living in an evermore materialistic society bite the hand that feeds them by claiming they will take action against the operations of an asphalt pla…

                                                The saying, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention” is apropos to current attempts to suppress voting in states across the nation. The Republican Party i…

                                                  I have had the pleasure of living in New Mexico for 11 years, and while living here, I have driven through many parts of the state. In the past few years, I have notic…

                                                    The sorry state of city-designed and maintained road medians is disturbing to say the least. Those created and maintained by local landscapers are the exception and ar…

                                                      I see our newly elected Sen. Ben Ray Luján has been busy in the Senate. He is co-signer for Senate Bill 51, the Washington, D.C., Admission Act, for citizens who live …

                                                        How much is too much? When it comes to the interest you pay on small-dollar loans at storefront lenders, only the New Mexico Legislature knows. Currently, those loans …

                                                          It shouldn’t be just the artists who object to the destruction of that wonderful mural on Guadalupe Street. When my wife and I moved here 34 years ago, it attracted us…

                                                            It is time for Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council to take a position regarding the Guadalupe Street mural by Gilberto Guzmán. The city may not have legal authority…

                                                              Dear Loretta Medina (“An essential worker doesn’t think teachers should be first,” March 10): I hope all essential workers get vaccinated soon, and you are greatly app…

                                                              If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor or My View, click here.

                                                              My View Kasia McRoberts

                                                              Justice is within our power

                                                              I have good news. Actually, it is great news. We do not have to wait for legal accountability for justice to prevail.

                                                              COMMENTARY Janice Bruce Hightower

                                                              All people want is to be treated equally

                                                              I believe I can speak authoritatively on the topics of white privilege and white supremacy. I have had quite a bit of interaction with both. I…