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Guest Columns

Voter ID plan threatens rights of voters

I am dismayed by the recent calls for mandatory photo voter ID laws in the halls of the New Mexico state Capitol.

‘Feel good’ laws not the way to go

In response to the Jan. 20 Journal editorial “Start ’15 session right, ban coyote killing contests”, I wish to voice my opposition to yet one more “feel good” law.

Use caution with teacher evals

As it has with many other aspects of modern life, our federal government has increasingly interfered …

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.”