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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
Tell me ladies, have you started getting tired of being told to go to the back of the bus? I ask because that demand is on the increase and there is even more coming at you in spite of the fact that … more
It’s only been a few months since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asked New Mexicans to “aim high” and declared an end to the state’s status quo and vowed dramatically to … more
In the course of ordinary conversation, our small, quirky, isolated mountain town is roundly, routinely and almost reflexively proclaimed to be “all about art.” We trumpet the message far … more
I attended the March 5 county commissioners’ meeting that discussed Sheriff Hogrefe’s proposed resolution that Taos County oppose the New Mexico state bills and laws to decrease gun … more
Dear Commissioners, I was sorely disappointed to learn that by a vote of 3-2, the Taos County Commission voted to pass Resolution 2019-13, presented by Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe. The Second … more
Nationwide, health care was the number one concern of voters in the fall elections. With constant threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are lots of reasons to be worried — especially … more
Last fall my daughter Hana O’Brien Ishikawa started high school at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She is in the theater department. I recently sent a thank-you to everyone at … more
I was truly grieved by The Taos News’ coverage of Avis Vermilye’s decision to end her life after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis (Feb. 21, “A Remarkable Life, a Chosen … more
Before the howls of outrage echo across the mountains, let me state that this is not your usual liberal anti-gun rant. Guns don’t bother me and I have always supported hunters and hunting as a … more
 For four years, several dedicated animal advocates and organizations have been working to develop a funding mechanism for an income-qualified statewide spay/neuter program. We have met with … more
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