Monthly Archives: December 2012

How much should we pay those security officers?

The Sunday talk shows last week focused on two topics: the fiscal cliff the issues arising from the recent elementary school shootings, including putting security people in the public schools and increasing services for the mentally ill. You’d think the … Continue reading

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Another look at medical marijuana

Marijuana could be a cure for drug addiction.  That’s right: a cure.  Maybe. This was one fascinating revelation from a recent presentation on the opioid epidemic. In fairness to the speaker, the statement about marijuana was a minor point in … Continue reading

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Elections and emergencies

A snowstorm hit northern Rio Arriba County and other northern New Mexico communities on Election Day, 1986, affecting voter turnout. Rio Arriba is a Democratic stronghold. Republican Garrey Carruthers won the governorship, which was expected and probably not changed by … Continue reading

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TV advertising comes to the legislature

The campaign for the New Mexico state legislature reached a point this season I hoped I would never see. Four years ago I saw a billboard on I-25 in Albuquerque, advertising for a candidate for the State Senate. I thought … Continue reading

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