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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15, 2019
Shift to renewables shouldn’t cost rate payers
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation says voters haven’t been told that switching to renewable energy sources will increase electric bills.
Letters to the Editor: A note from the Chief of PD on skiing
Letters from the community are welcome.
Opinion: Move forward with renewable energy
SJCA's Zach Pavlik says renewable energy offers a way to supplement the resources traditionally relied on while building the Four Corners economy.
Aztec mayor: Don’t rely on boom or bust economy
For far too long, New Mexicans have been told to choose between a strong economy and protecting our air and water. That is a false choice.
Opinion: State budget depends on oil, gas cash
The oil and gas industry is our state's “Golden Goose." Why is the governor trying place natural gas production on the endangered species list?
Opinion: Government shutdowns punish the public
Shutdowns are not entertainment for regular Americans or for furloughed government workers trying to make ends meet without a paycheck.
Opinion: Coal can’t keep up in this economy
A recent Daily Times Article misses the most pressing part of the economic situation that the Four Corners and coal communities around the U.S. face.
Opinion: Surplus is a chance for our prosperity
Instead of a shortfall, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the new legislature will see a surplus of $1.1 billion for the next budget year.
Local Voices: The truth about double drilling
It is clear from the double drilling application that Hilcorp intends to drill new wells, not just “recomplete” wells.
Letters to the Editor
Duane Chili Yazzie on coal and climate change; First responders teaching kids about safety
Guest Editorial: Reauthorize Land & Water Fund
With all of that support, it is hard to understand how the fund was allowed to expire. That is why when the fund is restored, it must be permanent
Local Voices: An open letter to the community
Image is everything some say, which is why I felt compelled to respond to a recent column identifying Farmington as the worst place to raise a child.
Parker: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale
Haley has long been considered a likely presidential candidate. But not before 2024.
Opinion: Do Hilcorp’s foes want real results?
Protesters and political opportunists want you to think Hilcorp is requesting to drill thousands of new wells and otherwise bring about the apocalypse
Milbank: Radiation? Chemicals? No big deal
I am positively glowing. New regulations floated by the Environmental Protection Agency are set to increase Americans' exposure to radiation.
Will: America’s plunge into protectionism
The descent of American capitalism into a racket is being greased by professed capitalists in government, in collaboration with the private sector.
Will: By not being a team player, Flake served the nation
Preferring verbal felicity to practical wisdom, a character in a Benjamin Disraeli novel quipped, "A majority is always the best repartee."
Navajo Gaming fulfills vision of Navajo people
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Board of Directors recently welcomed many to the groundbreaking of our $10 million Interstate 40 Travel Center.
Editorial: Does Donald Trump even want to be the leader of the free world?
This president has made it clear his vision of the U.S. has little to do with what his own party has long called “American exceptionalism.”
Will: America should do away with the death penalty
An Alabama case illustrates the problems with a legal mechanism that has outlived its usefulness
Editorial: Trump will shape Supreme Court for years
Presidents have the upper hand when it comes to staffing the court.
Commentary: Will APS work with NM stakeholders?
With the two remaining units at FCPP about to turn 50 – the normal life expectancy of any coal plant – talks about its retirement should be mandatory.
Sharpe: Farmington is best place to raise kids
For parents who are active in their children’s lives, the opportunities here in Farmington are endless.
Guest Editorial: Criminal intent laws need standardization
Mens rea, Latin for “guilty mind,” deals with the mindset of a person accused of committing a crime.
Letter: Denish calls Hilcorp plan a bad idea
The recent article “Hilcorp applies to change well density….” is an important call to action for all of us who call New Mexico home.
Opinion: Killer carbon dioxide, menacing methane
Two columnists recently sought to correct what they see as the Aztec mayor's misconceptions about methane. The problem: both mislead the reader.
Parker: Things left behind before the storm
Tuesday morning I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before abandoning my home to the fates of an impending disaster.
Jensen: Who really wants democratic socialism?
Heading into the midterms, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you really want and don’t want from “your” government.
Straight-party voting is bad for our elections
While we think that voting should be easy and convenient, we don’t think it should be mindless. And that is what you get with straight-party voting.
Parker: Advise and dissent — what a hearing that was
If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, just imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by banshees howling at the referee.
GOP must pick a point of principled resistance
We are seeing the largest test of political character in my lifetime. And where are the Republican leaders large enough to show the way?
Will: Final queries for Judge Kavanaugh
Four decades ago, New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan observed with amazement and regret that Republicans had become the party of ideas.
Will: Is government of, by and for ‘the people’
Regarding nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Democrats have a Leninist aversion to argument. However, the GOP could ask some useful questions.
GOP: Honor McCain’s legacy by showing a spine
Much of the nation will spend the coming days honoring the late Sen. John McCain. The Republican Party, however, will only pretend to do so.
Guest Editorial: Vigilance needed as church scandals unfold
As happened in 2002, after the scandal in Boston, many Catholics are withholding donations and demanding accountability.