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Guest Columns

Chaco Canyon area must be protected from fracking

Great news came recently for New Mexicans who prefer their public lands unfettered by oil and gas development – the Bureau of Land Management announced that it will delay an oil and gas lease in New Mexico until it can assess the potential damage to the surrounding area.

Early childhood initiatives will pay off

In her State of the State address, Gov. Susana Martinez led with a powerful call to action, urging the legislature “to commit ourselves to the task of charting a better and stronger future for our children in everything we do this session.”

Climate change is real concern

Global temperature fluctuates on its own but that doesn’t mean humans’ changes to the atmosphere have little effect

NM should reform gross receipts tax

Current crazy quilt of taxes is unfair to low-income families and hurts businesses; the Legislature can fix past policy errors