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Opinion: Boys in trouble

In South Africa in the 1990s, white rhinos were disappearing, being murdered not by human poachers but by young male elephants gone berserk.The perpetrators, it turned out, were mostly orphaned, left … more

Opinion: A letter written to bullies and gossips

Dear Taos: I am writing to add my voice to the #MeToo movement. My name is William Beeson, I am 67 years old and I am autistic; I carry the diagnosis of Asberger’s syndrome. more

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Opinion – There's still time: why respond to your agriculture census

There's still time.To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service has … more

Opinion: Time to revisit the horrors of nuclear war

I chose not to listen to Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union address. My attitudes towards him are based more on personal values than political ideology. But over the following week, I … more

Opinion: O’Donnell deserves chance at vice-chair position

When Taos County Commissioners Fambro, Gallegos, and Blankenhorn leave the commission, they should apply for jobs with Cirque du Soleil. They performed amazing acrobatic contortions during their … more

Opinion: Zinke undermining the ‘public’ in public lands

Last summer, New Mexico’s two newest national monuments were scrutinized by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke as part of a monthslong review. New Mexicans were repeatedly fed the message … more

Hospital needs community to weigh in on services, payments

Holy Cross Hospital is among the majority of rural healthcare facilities in the United States that are struggling financially.Due to such struggles, more than 80 rural hospitals have closed since … more

Opinion: A once vibrant, diverse community heads downhill?

After long debate and questions and biased dialogue, I felt compelled to write on various issues. For one, we were once a vibrant, diverse community. We did not rely on tourism. We relied on each … more

Opinion – A wife’s view: critics put personal power before unity

Here we are in the last leg of the town’s mayoral election. I love this community. I know my husband Dan loves it just as much. I have watched him his last four years as mayor. He loves to … more
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