Monthly Archives: June 2020

Political commercials are too nasty

If you’ve been seeing the TV commercials for candidates for Congress in New Mexico, you’ve seen two very different concepts about what voters want, divided by political party and by geography. In Congressional District 3, seven Democrats are on the … Continue reading

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Staying at attention

When you were young, did you ever do something that you knew was wrong and you shouldn’t have gotten away with, but you did? Maybe you said your first swear word or smoked a cigarette behind the barn, and then … Continue reading

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Move the presidential primary before 2024

Even though everything before the coronavirus now seems like a distant memory, it wasn’t long ago that half of the nation’s partisan voters were still tussling over who their presidential nominee would be. New Mexico was poised to play its … Continue reading

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A quiet ending for a community newspaper

The Jemez Thunder published its last edition on March 15. It had been community newspaper for Jemez Springs and nearby villages. The closing of the paper and the retirement of the editor had been announced before the virus emergency, but … Continue reading

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Drive-up and curbside can help make business safe

These days, sitting down to dine in a busy restaurant could put you in the hospital and make your whole family sick as well as the families at nearby tables — that is, if there were a restaurant that would … Continue reading

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Test and then trace fast

New Mexico has been invited by the White House to participate in a pilot program to improve and expand contact tracing for coronavirus infections. While details are sparse, according to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, this program may provide an opportunity … Continue reading

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It’s easy to overlook, but an election is coming

When my late husband was running for the New Mexico state senate, he pledged to knock on every door in his district. He thought giving voters a chance to meet him in person was the right thing to do. A … Continue reading

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Finally, a roadside drug detector

(published in February 2020) In a conference room at the Roundhouse last week, uniformed police officers were watching a demonstration. They were learning about a handheld device that detects drugs in a person’s system within five minutes. It’s intended to … Continue reading

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