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Budget cuts put our KIDS COUNT gains in child health at risk

By Bill Jordan, MA

One of the few bright spots for New Mexico in this year's recently released national KIDS COUNT Data Book―which ranked New Mexico at 49th in the nation for overall child well-being―wa-- Continue reading

Busted: Right-wing "environmental research" group uses falsified data to justify state land grab

Busted: Right-wing

Written by Aaron Weiss on July 5, 2016 in Center for Western Priorities and submitted by John Fayhee for posting in the Beat:

Last week, a well-known conservative think tank, Utah's Sutherland Institu-- Continue reading

National Parks can learn from Utah's state parks

A common misconception concerning the Transfer of Public Lands is that once a state takes over its public lands, it would be sold off to the highest bidder. But a closer look at how states manage thei-- Continue reading

May free speech reign and scientific inquiry prevail

Throughout the past four years, climate change activists have been secretly coordinating with one another regarding ways to prosecute individuals, organizations, and companies that are their ideologic-- Continue reading

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in New Mexico

Once again, we are hearing reports about tougher penalties going into effect for persons convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). From what I could gather, the only change being made is that th-- Continue reading

Is New Mexico a Lobster Pot?

Is New Mexico a Lobster Pot? Commentary by NMBC President, Carla Sonntag

Recently at a lunch with a friend we’ll call Susan (not her real name), we were discussing New Mexico and how we could make a dif-- Continue reading

Brexit’s energy lesson for California, et al

"California's largest utility and environmental groups announced a deal Tuesday [June 21] to shutter the last nuclear power plant in the state." This statement from the Associated Press reporting about-- Continue reading

Letter to the Editor - 6/25/16

Western did not increase tuition for next year, but Western did increase student activity fees. For a student taking 15 hours that’s $113 a semester, an increase of 22.5%. Western’s tuition and fees will -- Continue reading

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