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Today's News

  • The Obama apologists have it wrong

    Myth:  Obama doesn’t want government-run healthcare.  

    Fact: Obama is on tape recorded as saying, “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.  I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. “

    Gee, sounds like socialized medicine to me. You decide.

    Myth: The current leadership is not pushing us towards socialism.

  • Eliminate redudancy but do the math

    Marita K. Noon either made a serious writing error in her recent Guest Column, “Eliminate redundancy to fix the budget,” or else she needs a substantive remedial course in elementary mathematics.

      She quotes Oil Conservation Director Fesmire as “sputtering,” that “... the OCD annual budget was only about 4 percent of the state’s budget PROBLEMS” (emphasis added).

  • What can we do about climate change?

    Here’s something most of us know: There is a correlation between the Earth’s temperature and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. And here’s another measure: CO2 concentrations grew 60 percent faster during the last eight years than in the 1990s.

  • Latest H1N1 update includes death of Chaves County teenager

  • Breaking News: FBI tapes off local home under investigation

    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation entered a home on Camino Mora in North Mesa today for reasons not yet clear. The home was sectioned off with yellow police tape and members of the Los Alamos Police Department were with agents outside the home.

    "This is part of an ongoing federal investigation," FBI Public Information Officer Darren Jones said at the scene.

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy also did not go into detail saying only, "Our officers are providing ground support to the FBI for this investigation."

  • Eliminate redundancy to fix the budget

    If you could eliminate 4 percent of your debt with one pen stroke, you’d want to do that wouldn’t you — especially if it meant removing some redundancy from your expenditures? For example, if you are renting an apartment and it includes free cable Internet access, but you were also paying for DSL through the phone company, you’d quickly cancel your DSL service.

  • Deficit may create election tension

    SANTA FE — Few legislators were in the Capitol when educators and union activists demonstrated against budget cuts to solve New Mexico’s growing deficit, but last week’s rally sent a clear political message that lawmakers will hear when they convene for a special session Saturday.

    “Today we march. Tomorrow we vote,” the crowd chanted.

    It was no idle threat.

  • New Mexicans urged to honor fallen vets

    SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson Wednesday issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

  • Bidding Max Baker farewell

  • N.M. drops out of DWI top 10

    SANTA FE —  New Mexico, which once had the worst DWI problem in the nation, is now out of the top-10 in all three national rankings. The state has dropped out of the top-10 ranking for DWI fatalities, according to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    According to the report, New Mexico dropped to 11th in the nation for the number of DWI fatalities per 100,000 population in 2008.  

    New Mexico was ranked ninth in the nation for DWI fatalities in both 2006 and 2007.