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Opinion: State budget depends on oil, gas cash
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.
Flynn: Why the hysteria over Hilcorp?
When anti-oil and gas activists suggest that this is “double drilling,” they are flat wrong. This is really half drilling.
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.
Guest Editorial: Flu deaths make shots vital
About 80,000 Americans died of flu and its effects last flu season. That's the highest number of fatalities in four decades. Get a flu shot.
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.
Guest Editorial: When the U.S. spies unjustly
Unlimited, secretly exercised government power is a threat to freedom. That’s as true today as it was in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was written.
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.
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.
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.
Google searches not transparent, or ‘rigged’
It's become an article of faith in some conservative circles that tech companies discriminate against conservatives.
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.
Parker: A hero’s farewell for Sen. John McCain
The world seems already a lesser place with the passing of Sen. John McCain.
Labor Day is no celebration for some Americans
Trying to figure out how many employment-based visas the State Department issues is a dizzying task.
Opinion: Chaos threatens to swamp a presidency
We expect our candidates to do their due diligence and not hire a crook.The best Team Trump can claim is that it eventually pushed him off the train.
Will: Questions for Kavanaugh
The U.S. Senate should unsheathe some questions designed to illuminate the excitement of constitutional reasoning.
Opinion: Fixing Clean Power Plan a first step
The Trump Administration deserves credit for updating the Clean Power Plan, rather than scrapping it entirely.
Illegal gunfire on public lands can’t happen
While negative actions are primarily the fault of a small number of individuals, they reflect poorly on shooters. Fortunately, there are solutions.
Guest Editorial: Convictions test convictions
Recent revelations of guilt come on top of those of others who spent time in Mr. Trump's orbit, including ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn
Troubling signs behind a poll on press freedoms
A quarter of recent survey respondents said the president should have the authority to close news outlets “engaged in bad behavior.”
Robinson: Truth is truth, that doesn’t change
Whenever the Trump administration ends, we already have its shameful epitaph: "Truth isn't truth."
Robinson: Trump and Omarosa deserve each other
It's hard to take Omarosa Manigault Newman's word for anything. But Lordy she has tapes.
Guest Editorial: Who is the real enabler?
The left has kept alive the notion that the Trump Presidency enables latent white supremacist sentiment that is supposedly surging in the U.S.
Dionne: Republicans are playing with fire in the states
The backlash to President Trump and the steady rightward journey of the GOP could sharply shift the distribution of political power in state capitols.
From the Editor: Local news team works for you
The free press stands accused of peddling “fake news” and being “the enemy of the people.” We’re not your enemies, and your local news isn’t “fake.”