Column: Five Counties Gain from Movers over Four Years

06/29/2015 08:45 AM MDT
New Mexico's population picture has improved. In the year from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, six counties had more people move in than moved out. 
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Column: With capital outlay we borrow from Peter and forget to pay Paul
06/20/2015 01:37 PM MDT - Last week our legislators did a good thing. During a short, business-like special session, they passed a public works bill and a package of tax incentives and directed funding to the courts and the Health Department. Full Story

Column: Solar power math doesn't add up
06/20/2015 01:37 PM MDT - Several member of the state House of Representatives have recently been the subjects of an op-ed piece claiming that we are mathematically challenged for our opposition to renewable energy tax credits. Full Story

Column: We're not alone in tax policy woes
06/20/2015 01:36 PM MDT - The top question asked these days by tax policy people all over the country is what's happening with taxing marijuana. Full Story

Column: 'Handsome ... but untested'
06/13/2015 09:53 AM MDT - Hillary Clinton was in New Mexico last week. Word has it that she was fundraising on behalf of her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Full Story

Column: Declining revenue means county must charge Navajo Nation for fire protection
06/13/2015 09:52 AM MDT - As the San Juan County Commissioner for District 1, which covers a large percentage of the Navajo Nation, I find it necessary to respond to the recent public comments made by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye regarding San Juan County's request for funding fire protection response services on the reservation. Full Story

Column: Opponents of solar tax credit didn't do their homework
06/13/2015 09:49 AM MDT - Last week, another package of tax breaks was on the agenda for a legislative special session, along with public works. Full Story

Column: New Mexico has no beginning, leads in overpass painting
06/06/2015 03:25 PM MDT - We just completed our Great American Road Trip. Remember, "See the USA in your Chevrolet." That was us — 5,900 miles and 26 days — but in a Toyota and including Canada. Full Story

Column: Courts add confusion to confusing system
06/06/2015 03:24 PM MDT - The workers' compensation system, we sometimes observe, is a patchwork of contradictory and inconsistent rules. Full Story

Column: Wildlife decisions provoke old feuds, but trapping decision is clear
06/06/2015 03:24 PM MDT - Cougars and bears: Are they game, predators, varmints, wildlife in need of protection? The state Game and Fish Department and the Game Commission are once again in the crosshairs of conservation groups over proposals to control cougar and bear populations. Full Story

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Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. Full Story
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Bristol Palin now says pregnancy was planned

Daughter of Sarah Palin fired back at critics, after announcing last week she was pregnant.