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Editorial: Defending free press

Our president likes to call the news media the "enemy of the people." He says that printed newspaper pages and the airwaves are full of "fake news." Local community newspapers, such as The Taos News, …

Editorial: Judge wrong, but so are those threatening her

Judges rule on points of law, not public sentiment or poorly proven claims by investigators or prosecutors. Because of that, in the United States we have rule of law, not rule by …

Editorial: Plan ahead for more dry times

How many months of severe drought would it take before Taos simply ran out of water? Six months? A year? Two? This is not some far-fetched, sci-fi question. The hard reality is scientists …

Editorial: Clean up Taos County jail, again

Taos County needs to get its jail in order. Doing so will be no small task, even if it is a small detention center. The recent arrest of two detention center officers for allegedly selling …
Letters

Letter: What is wrong with this hospital??

I have worked as a provider for 41 years in the health care system. I am a nurse practitioner who moved to Taos from Albuquerque about a year ago. In that year, I …

Burglaries on rise, be vigilant

Burglaries on rise, be vigilantBurglaries have been epidemic in the Lower Las Colonias area in the past month. Many have occurred during the day. Some have involved a person or persons on foot or on …

Shout out to Katie of Moxie

Shout out to Katie of MoxieWe have been frequent visitors to Taos over the last 30 years. We are always awed by the beautiful landscape, blue skies, regional food and all the things much written …

Traffic slow? Try a quebrada

Traffic slow? Try a quebradaWell, it is summertime in Taos and the traffic shows it. I know we are all in a hurry to get to the next place we are going. It shows on your faces as the line of cars in …

Respect the woods

Respect the woodsThis is a letter to the editor with an attached photo that prompted the letter.I was on Italianos (Canyon) trail in the Ski Valley today, and I ran into a group of youths that was on …
My Turn
My Turn

Opinion: Patten leads troubled hospital well, makes tough choices

A few years ago, my wonderful wife came home from her job at Holy Cross and said the new CEO said something she really liked. Bill Patten told assembled staff that every employee of the hospital …
My Turn

Opinion: Enough is enough about Trump, time for nonviolent action

Please do not regale me with a litany of the latest Trump administration outrages. With all due respect to my agitated ideological allies, we already know all we need to know about this president. We …
My Turn

Opinion: Remember your manners, treat others kindly, ask for permission

I was raised by awesome parents who taught me to love and respect my neighbors, lend a hand to those in need, never judge or cast aspersions, keep my opinions to myself unless asked, hold my head up …
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Opinion: Hate in the United States threatens our democracy

Why is there so much hate in the U. S. today?

Without Reservations

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