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Letters to the editor

Many don’t have enough food

    Food stamps were a lifesaver for me (“Hundreds of thousands are losing access to food stamps,” Dec. 5). I was very pregnant and my husband was unable to work; I was re…

      The recent New Mexican article (“Neglect case highlights issues with unregulated sanctuaries,” Nov. 30), ignores several important issues. What authority in San Miguel…

      I am one of the Zocalo residents blindsided by the exuberant reaction the city took in response to a petition filed by an adjacent neighborhood association to slow tra…

        I agree with Attiana Virella-Fuentes, coordinator of the Santa Fe Public Schools Adelante program (“Educators want no part of private prisons,” My View, Dec. 1), that …

          The Republican Party, whose members know that the faintest criticism will make them targets of Trump’s vitriol, now forms a model of American tyranny. Cowed by a bomba…

            Darlene Muniz (“Turning point,” Letters to the Editor, Nov. 19) suggests “… each state should have equal representation in the Electoral College. That way the popular …

            President Donald Trump tried to expose and catch Joe Biden in what he considered a “questionable” situation and wound up getting “caught up in his own trap.” He though…

            Letters to the editor

            What would a loving mother do?

              I agree it should be a crime to knowingly make a false report of child abuse (“Time to pass Abby’s law and save innocent families,” My View, Nov. 24). Once I knew a te…

                I am writing to thank the Santa Fe Public Schools board for its decision to keep the schools open, especially Francis X. Nava Elementary School (“Board votes against s…

                Letters to the editor

                Lessons to learn from Vietnam

                  I thank and commend you for the excellent, in-depth special Vietnam feature for Veterans Day (“ ‘In Country: Memories of service in Vietnam,’ ” special section, Nov 11…

                  We have “Su­sana Martinez … with skele­tons in her closet that could re­sult in crim­i­nal charges” (“Another governor, another corruption scandal,” Our View, Nov. 21)…

                  I don’t believe that we lack strong candidates for the upcoming Democratic primaries. I think we are being manipulated into supporting candidates who don’t have a chan…

                    As we are approaching the upcoming 2020 legislative session, it is critical that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham takes a stand in calling for the passage of a Community So…

                      The article in The New Mexican about fact and fiction in news and information sources (“Poll: Americans struggle to tell fact from fiction,” Nov. 15) was of interest. …

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                      I am a proud Native American and member of the Navajo Nation. I also serve as the Native American liaison manager for beWellnm, the New Mexico…

                      Compassion is nearly always in short supply in a society (“Have we lost sight of compassion?” My View, Dec. 1). After all, a person is incline…

                      My View Janet McVickar and Andy Otto

                      Santa Fe Watershed Association looks ahead

                      It seems every week brings new headlines about the challenges our society will face as a result of a changing climate. For the past two decade…

                      My View Bill McCamley

                      The minimum wage is going up

                      On Jan. 1, 2020, the New Mexico minimum wage will grow to $9 an hour from its current rate of $7.50 thanks to a law passed by the Legislature …

                      “Life” as used here in this short essay refers to all life — humans, animals, trees, plants, bugs, etc. It appears to me that life has evolved…

                      Commentary Gerry Fairbrother

                      Good food is good for you

                      It is true that good food is good for you. As I write this, I can hear a chorus of “duhs” from my daughters, now adults, when they were teenag…

                      Simply stated, most likely, you are not a burden. So why do so many feel the strong emotion of lacking value? Often, shame resides in the mind…

                      Public utility regulation has expanded its domain far beyond its original mandate and what is socially optimal. That mandate confines itself t…