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On April 15, the comment deadline on a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ended. This "Dirty Water Rule" would have devastating … more
This letter is in response to Michael Reynolds' My Turn article ("How a Disagreement Can Become the Basis of Community," April 18) about the effect of an asphalt facility on his Earthship community. … more
Who got a tax cut and refund this April 15? If you look closely at the entire 2017 tax law, you'll find that the vast majority of dollars are going to high-income families. Yes, Congress threw the … more
I believe in the evolution of ecological consciousness. A meaningful example from my own tradition is the holiday of Tu B’Shvat, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew … more
I have provided primary medical care and treated patients with substance use disorder throughout Northern New Mexico since 2013, starting at Questa Health Center. There, with the first team that … more
Compassion is an awareness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. It requires action. We may do this by listening to another person's trials and tribulations and giving advice if … more
The Greater World Community is possibly the only legal subdivision development in the world that effectively and sustainably addresses all six of the main issues of human sustenance. Those issues … more
One damp morn, the airwaves began to vibrate. News became aware that the Questa village site was the mouth of an enormously rich sleeping volcano. New Mexico geologists had already carefully examined … more
A special meeting had been called in the Beit Malacha, the Workshop, where an old industrial zone warehouse was being transformed into a showcase of fine crafted Jerusalem pine. more
With a median household income of $35,314 (the national figure is $57,652), it is little wonder that many Taos County residents are having trouble finding affordable housing. While that figure is in … more
By George Schurman Do the math: 1. As it stands now, the U.S. government spends $700 billion per year on Medicare and $400 billion on Medicaid. It receives $120 billion in payroll contributions (for … more
By Anthony Ayala Taos Deputy District Attorney Tim Hasson states in his March 21 editorial ("DA's Office Explains, Defends Record in Complex Compound Case Involving Five Defendants") that he was … more
I believe in the evolution of spiritual consciousness. more
It appears "General Cover-Up" William Barr has fulfilled his promise to Trump and the "Republi-cons" by not holding a president responsible for criminal behavior. Barr won his nickname during the … more
I am writing in regard to Robert Barry's recent opinion piece, "Women Getting Pushed to the 'Back of the Bus' " (March 14). First, I would like to thank Barry for being a strong feminist, for … more
Observing recent events in my home, along with participating in sustainability conversations literally all over the planet, a distinct reality is forming:If humanity believes that they must fulfill … more
Taos School Zone (TSZ), a special project of Taos Community Foundation, has spent the last three years convening groups of teachers, nonprofit service providers, parents and administrators to listen … more
The sense of betrayal held by women and men supporting women's rights goes deep. more
One July Fourth, 25 years ago, my family vacationed in Taos. I was 8 years old, and we came from land that was hot, flat and brown from overuse to Taos, nestled in mountains, shaded by trees and … more
Houses of worship are so important in any society seeking stability, not only because ancient civilizations, prophets and gurus of the world's most influential religions encouraged building and … more
A special session of the worldwide governing body of the United Methodist Church recently met in St. Louis to wrestle with the topics of ordination of gay clergy and same-sex marriage, currently not … more
On Aug. 3, 2018, the arrest of five adults and rescue of 11 children at a compound near Amalia made us all aware of a serious threat. In the 30 years that I have been a lawyer I have never had to … more
This is a about the mismanagement of change, frustration and maybe the need for prayer as a last resort. What we are doing as a country seems intolerable in the long term and especially when the only … more
I don't have home rule. I only have a house I live in. It's not mine on paper where it counts. It belongs to my parents. I've occupied the house about a year. I can be told to leave at any time. I … more
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