My View Kelly Fajardo

CYFD needs an Ombudsman Office

People working within the system told me that communication between families and New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department was challenging.

It’s exciting to read about efforts of the Santa Fe legislative delegation, state and private agencies, and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness to help mainly…

My View Stephan Helgesen

What is a good education?

New Mexicans have been wringing their hands for decades over the pathetic performance of our schoolchildren. There is much disagreement as to the effectiveness of spen…

My View Scott Bunton and Tracey Enright

New Mexico Legislature's help is needed to reduce hunger

For most of us, a trip to the grocery store involves purchasing some store specials or store brands to keep our food budget in check, but we generally can obtain the f…

My View Paul Gessing and Len Gilroy

Stars have aligned for needed pension reform

Over the last few weeks leading up to the 2020 legislative session, an all too rare alignment has occurred in New Mexico — the governor, legislators from both parties,…

My View Michael Radtke and Logan Howard

Skateparks build grit, resiliency and community

A skateboard is just a wooden toy with plastic wheels. To most people, it is inconsequential; to others, it is a safety hazard or a nuisance; but to an ever-growing fo…

My View Joseph Jordan-Berenis

Housing vouchers are no magic bullet

At the Interfaith Community Shelter, we have long supported what is known as a “housing first” model (which couples housing with intensive case management services) as…

My View Olivia Padilla-Jackson and David Scrase

Investing for tomorrow, delivering today

As the 2020 New Mexico Legislature convenes, we are pleased to see the agenda full of initiatives that not only deliver new programs to New Mexicans, but also focus on…

As a scientist who was deeply involved with animal research for over 35 years, I am ethically troubled to learn that tens of thousands of dogs and cats used in experim…

My View Paul Lazarus

Over the line in comedy

I recently attended Ron Bloomberg’s lecture on comedy. To a question about Mel Brooks’ Springtime for Hitler (The Producers), Bloomberg responded that he found it deep…

The 2019 legislative session was among the most productive ever for New Mexico’s children. From $450 million in new money for public education, to fully funding Medica…

My View Phillip T. Kehoe

Women's 'march' a bit of a letdown

The recent gathering at the Roundhouse was robust, even if it was smaller than in previous years (“Smaller event still boisterous,” Jan. 19). Many inspiring speakers w…

My View Norma Chairez and Brenda Gallegos

Make the outdoors more accessible

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the campaign promise to create a New Mexico Office of Outdoor Recreation, it was received positively by the majority of New Mexicans.

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began impeachment proceedings against President Trump, everyone knew that she was exposing 31 of her most vulnerable members.

Like so many others I know, I get up each morning on the lookout for glimmers of hope as the foundations of our world order shake in the Middle East and elsewhere. Her…

My View Pamela Gilchrist and Kenneth E. Mayers

Is New Mexico destined to become Rocky Flats?

Dangerous, life threatening, make-work — paid for by our tax dollars and benefiting only military contractors, stockholders and the elite, highly paid scientists and e…

My View Emily Jaramillo and McKenzie Johnson

Equity councils are needed for true educational justice

New Mexico’s public education system is in the process of being transformed, and that requires out-of-the-box thinking. The process entails reimagining what a successf…

We have reached an increasingly dangerous time in history. Incredibly complex and powerful technology is now available to assist us in almost every task we face and to…

It’s exciting to read about efforts of the Santa Fe legislative delegation, state and private agencies, and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness to help mainly…

My View Stephan Helgesen

What is a good education?

New Mexicans have been wringing their hands for decades over the pathetic performance of our schoolchildren. There is much disagreement as to the effectiveness of spen…

My View Scott Bunton and Tracey Enright

New Mexico Legislature's help is needed to reduce hunger

For most of us, a trip to the grocery store involves purchasing some store specials or store brands to keep our food budget in check, but we generally can obtain the f…

My View Paul Gessing and Len Gilroy

Stars have aligned for needed pension reform

Over the last few weeks leading up to the 2020 legislative session, an all too rare alignment has occurred in New Mexico — the governor, legislators from both parties,…

My View Michael Radtke and Logan Howard

Skateparks build grit, resiliency and community

A skateboard is just a wooden toy with plastic wheels. To most people, it is inconsequential; to others, it is a safety hazard or a nuisance; but to an ever-growing fo…

My View Joseph Jordan-Berenis

Housing vouchers are no magic bullet

At the Interfaith Community Shelter, we have long supported what is known as a “housing first” model (which couples housing with intensive case management services) as…

My View Olivia Padilla-Jackson and David Scrase

Investing for tomorrow, delivering today

As the 2020 New Mexico Legislature convenes, we are pleased to see the agenda full of initiatives that not only deliver new programs to New Mexicans, but also focus on…

As a scientist who was deeply involved with animal research for over 35 years, I am ethically troubled to learn that tens of thousands of dogs and cats used in experim…

My View Paul Lazarus

Over the line in comedy

I recently attended Ron Bloomberg’s lecture on comedy. To a question about Mel Brooks’ Springtime for Hitler (The Producers), Bloomberg responded that he found it deep…

The 2019 legislative session was among the most productive ever for New Mexico’s children. From $450 million in new money for public education, to fully funding Medica…

My View Phillip T. Kehoe

Women's 'march' a bit of a letdown

The recent gathering at the Roundhouse was robust, even if it was smaller than in previous years (“Smaller event still boisterous,” Jan. 19). Many inspiring speakers w…

My View Norma Chairez and Brenda Gallegos

Make the outdoors more accessible

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the campaign promise to create a New Mexico Office of Outdoor Recreation, it was received positively by the majority of New Mexicans.

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began impeachment proceedings against President Trump, everyone knew that she was exposing 31 of her most vulnerable members.

Like so many others I know, I get up each morning on the lookout for glimmers of hope as the foundations of our world order shake in the Middle East and elsewhere. Her…

My View Pamela Gilchrist and Kenneth E. Mayers

Is New Mexico destined to become Rocky Flats?

Dangerous, life threatening, make-work — paid for by our tax dollars and benefiting only military contractors, stockholders and the elite, highly paid scientists and e…

My View Emily Jaramillo and McKenzie Johnson

Equity councils are needed for true educational justice

New Mexico’s public education system is in the process of being transformed, and that requires out-of-the-box thinking. The process entails reimagining what a successf…

We have reached an increasingly dangerous time in history. Incredibly complex and powerful technology is now available to assist us in almost every task we face and to…

New Mexico is an awe-inspiring state that has captured the hearts of people across the globe. It’s no wonder that we’re seeing tourism increase year after year in the …

My View David Dennison

A wealth tax is unconstitutional

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has campaigned on a platform that seeks to impose a 2 percent “wealth tax” on all assets above $50 million and a…

My View Rob Black and Kurt Shipley

Inaccurate census will jeopardize New Mexico

As representatives of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, we’re both committed to ensuring the economic s…

I don’t just use public transportation. I’m passionate about it. And like so many, it started as a necessity to get me from Point A to Point B in a way that was afford…

As the Public Regulation Commission continues hearings on the proposed shutdown and replacement of the San Juan Generating Station — New Mexico’s largest remaining coa…

The state Economic Development Department needs a course correction. The department is proposing that the Legislature authorize $300,000 for a consultant to write a 20…

My View ChristopH Neander

Why did you support Trump?

It’s time for supporters of President Donald Trump to come up with a good story they can tell their children and grandchildren about their support for Trump and its co…

When I ended my eight years as mayor of Santa Fe, I wanted to dedicate my free time to moving our state into the renewable future that the climate crisis demands, so I…

My View Guy Gronquist

One step closer to Vladem

New Mexico came one step closer to realizing the long-held dream of a contemporary art museum when the Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board reported favorably on t…

It’s 2020, and the Democratic Party of New Mexico has been taking time this week to talk about how our work in 2019 has prepared us for a strong start in the president…

What are “extreme risk protection orders,” also known as red-flag laws, and do they serve the public’s best interest?

As the chair of the University of New Mexico's Communication and Journalism Department, I wanted to commend Dillon Mullan for his well-researched, balanced and fair-mi…

Looking for a first part-time job can seem like a difficult task for young people. Finding a job is hard for anyone, but when teens do not have any workplace experienc…

In a November 2018 referendum, New Mexicans voted by a more than 75 percent margin to approve an amendment to the state constitution creating an independent ethics com…

With the U.S. Constitution torn to shreds in the recent past by many on the right ⏤ Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., come particularly to mind…

My View Kathleene Parker

Failed medicine is doing harm

There are many causes of the rise in drug deaths that The New Mexican recently headlined (“State sees spike in drug deaths,” Sept. 5). One — mostly ignored — is failed…

Let’s afford President Donald Trump a simple truth — he’s nuts. Else we must conclude that he is a vile, immoral human being. Neither explanation does justice to the f…

My View Lena Hakim

Rivers are veins of Earth

In December, the Santa Fe City Council and mayor approved developing a pipeline to pump water from the southern Santa Fe River into the Rio Grande, which will increase…

Lawmakers in Santa Fe will soon be faced with a 30-day legislative session to pass a budget. But this year, instead of putting all hands on deck to address the serious…

The oil and gas boom is already costing taxpayers unhidden costs, but ultimately climate change, renewables and any number of other issues will spell the end of the fo…

I was troubled by a December email from State Rep. Brian Egolf’s campaign, which said that “a group opposed to the strongest clean energy bill in the country has recru…

Tourism in Gallup is increasing. We had an incredible year in 2019. The Red Rock Balloon Rally had one of the best years in event history. Our Native Arts Market has e…

Roots runs dialogue groups at least once a week between members of local Israeli and Palestinian communities.

California’s new surgeon general, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, is driving policy change to address childhood trauma that will implement pediatric adverse experiences scree…

My View Marline Barnes

Finding the president we deserve

The last question posed at the Democratic debate on Dec. 20 was surprising and rather unusual. Part of this question gave each candidate the option of giving a gift to…

Regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump, it’s worthwhile to consider that most decisions have both intended and unintended consequences. And the decision t…

My View Sandra Ely and Adrienne Sandoval

Speak up about methane

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham directed the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to develop regulations that reduce the amount of methane emi…

My View Robert W. McKinnie

So glad the Dems chose Nancy Pelosi

In the aftermath of the 2018 Democratic electoral victory in the House of Representatives, many newly elected, passionate and progressive members cried out for fresh a…

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My View Kelly Fajardo

CYFD needs an Ombudsman Office

People working within the system told me that communication between families and New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department was challenging.

It’s exciting to read about efforts of the Santa Fe legislative delegation, state and private agencies, and the New Mexico Coalition to End Ho…

My View Stephan Helgesen

What is a good education?

New Mexicans have been wringing their hands for decades over the pathetic performance of our schoolchildren. There is much disagreement as to …

My View Paul Gessing and Len Gilroy

Stars have aligned for needed pension reform

Over the last few weeks leading up to the 2020 legislative session, an all too rare alignment has occurred in New Mexico — the governor, legis…

My View Joseph Jordan-Berenis

Housing vouchers are no magic bullet

At the Interfaith Community Shelter, we have long supported what is known as a “housing first” model (which couples housing with intensive cas…

My View Olivia Padilla-Jackson and David Scrase

Investing for tomorrow, delivering today

As the 2020 New Mexico Legislature convenes, we are pleased to see the agenda full of initiatives that not only deliver new programs to New Me…

My View Paul Lazarus

Over the line in comedy

I recently attended Ron Bloomberg’s lecture on comedy. To a question about Mel Brooks’ Springtime for Hitler (The Producers), Bloomberg respon…

My View Phillip T. Kehoe

Women's 'march' a bit of a letdown

The recent gathering at the Roundhouse was robust, even if it was smaller than in previous years (“Smaller event still boisterous,” Jan. 19). …

My View Norma Chairez and Brenda Gallegos

Make the outdoors more accessible

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the campaign promise to create a New Mexico Office of Outdoor Recreation, it was received positively by …

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began impeachment proceedings against President Trump, everyone knew that she was exposing 31 of her most vulnerable members.