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Pojoaque Pueblo, which runs Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, is seeking changes in its gaming compact. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

New gaming compact will hurt NM

As a Democrat, I worry about the growing income inequality in the U.S. Democrats proclaim we help the poor and disenfranchised.

Jeanette Smith holds a sign last week to protest at an Albuquerque Hobby Lobby store regarding the issue of whether birth control will be covered under workers’ health insurance. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Hobby Lobby decision mocks Constitution

The Supreme Court’s decision granting a purely secular entity the right to discriminate against its employees based on its religious beliefs is deeply disturbing.

Santa Fe’s City Council is considering the question of whether or not smoking, spitting tobacco and vaping (smoking electronic cigarettes) should be banned on the Plaza and in city parks. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Editorial: Step away from park smoking ban

People shouldn’t be allowed to smoke, spit tobacco or vape (use e-cigarettes) in public parks and Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, according to City Councilor Ron Trujillo.

Chuck Sams.

Tribes ready to buy back their own lands

On June 9, 1855, the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people agreed to a treaty that ceded 6.4 million acres of land to the United States in what would become northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.

Pancakes on the Plaza on the Fourth brings Santa Feans together for food, music, vintage cars and more. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Pancakes … and more … on the Plaza

Flags and food often combine in a celebration of America’s independence – and, in Santa Fe, that food often means a pancake breakfast (or brunch) on the Plaza.