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1:39 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Hatch Library On The Right Track

  In this month's edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz visits the Hatch Library.

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Local Viewpoints
4:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Pearce Introduces Bill To Change Monument Process

From the Office of Rep. Steve Pearce:

 

Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce announced his introduction of H.R. 1512, a bill to change the monument designation process by requiring that all future designations are approved by Congress, through the legislative process, with input from Americans.

 

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Local Viewpoints
2:46 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

We Stand On Common Ground

An Earth Day message from Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz.

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Local Viewpoints
3:16 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Green Chamber Of Commerce Objects To Pearce Bill

Statement from the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce

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Local Viewpoints
2:46 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Watch Hatchlings Spread Their Wings

  Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz with this month's edition of the Age Spot.

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Local Viewpoints
2:44 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The Life And Times of Arturo Flores

  Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz with this month's edition of the Age Spot.

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Local Viewpoints
11:39 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Local Dismay Over Defeat Of NM Marriage Equality Bill

Las Cruces and Gallup – New Mexico GLBTQ Centers responded today to the defeat in the New Mexico House Voters and Elections Committee of HJR3, the marriage equality amendment.

 

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Local Viewpoints
8:23 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall

Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall
Commentary by David Stocum, Executive Director, New Mexico GLBTQ Centers

Today as millions of us routinely went about our lives, quietly honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the beginning of the second term of the first African–American President, the earth moved.

“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall...”

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Local Viewpoints
10:48 am
Tue December 4, 2012

The View From Someone Else's Window

In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz presents "The View From Someone Else's Window."

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Local Viewpoints
2:51 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Congressman Steve Pearce On "The Fiscal Cliff"

Overtaxed and Underemployed

By U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce

Americans have been hearing about a “Fiscal Cliff” that our country is approaching.  The Budget Control Act of 2011 dictates that by the end of the year, Congress and the White House must reach an agreement, before deep, automatic cuts kick in.  I voted against the Act, because it never provided the solutions we need.

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Local Viewpoints
2:09 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Rounded Vowels By Day; Country Twang By Night

The latest installment of The Age Spot from Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz.

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Local Viewpoints
2:08 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

It's Okay To Copy Someone's Bucket List

The latest installment of The Age Spot from Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz.

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Local Viewpoints
3:54 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Labels Strip Us Of Our Humanity

On this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the damage caused by prejudice and labels.

Local Viewpoints
12:18 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Local Viewpoint: Pearce Calls For End To Federal Bailouts

 

The 112th Congress was supposed to change the way business was done in Washington. We were going to make tough choices to lower spending and put our country back on a path to prosperity. We were going to be more open and transparent to shine light on a process often darkened by backroom deals. And, we were going to end the practice of earmarks so that taxpayers were protected from funding powerful Members’ pet projects back home.

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Local Viewpoints
3:39 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Local Viewpoints: New Mexico Needs Another Vision For Horses

Courtesy: Linda Kemmerer via NMFO

New Mexico Needs Another Vision for Horses
OP-Ed by Senator Mary Jane Garcia (D-Doña Ana-36)

Santa Fe, NM—Since serving in the New Mexico legislature starting in 1988, I’ve considered it my duty to stand up for our state’s many vulnerable populations, particularly children and animals. The common denominator in the challenges I’ve faced has been the predictable and tired refrain of those who can’t picture things being different. The pushback has always been fierce. This is especially true with the systematic cruelty being inflicted on horses today.

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Local Viewpoints
2:31 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Pearce Calls For New National Energy Plan

 

A Comprehensive Energy Plan Is Crucial

By Senator John Barrasso and Congressman Steve Pearce

 

President Barack Obama told Congress he would “keep trying every new idea that works, and listen to every good proposal, no matter which party comes up with it.” Western Republicans have laid out a clear path to energy security and job creation. The president should listen to it and embrace it.

 

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Local Viewpoints
1:29 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

The Organic Quality Of Grief And Joy

Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on life's grief and joy with a personal story.

Local Viewpoints
1:25 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Learning Boundaries In Wide Open Spaces

Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on a special place in our community that helps young people turn their lives around.

Local Viewpoints
3:55 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

The Age Spot: Looking After The Animals In Our Lives

Las Cruces – In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the importance of animals in our lives.

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Local Viewpoints
4:17 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Valley Fever

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz returns with our regular segment "The Age Spot." As she tells us, Claudette was out for a while due to an illness called "Valley Fever."

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Local Viewpoints
4:11 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

War As Entertainment?

Las Cruces – Video games have become increasingly violent, like some other entertainment. Some thoughts on the trend from Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz.

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Local Viewpoints
3:30 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

The Age Spot--Reflections Under A Gibbous Moon Legacy

Las Cruces – In this Black History Month edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on race in America.

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Local Viewpoints
5:43 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Wild Ride

Hatch – My experience fighting my first Wildfire was eerily similar to my most exciting Combat mission in what was often called "Tony Blair's War"; suddenly nothing was going right in a high threat environment.

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Local Viewpoints
4:38 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Inside The Stories We Tell Each Other

Hatch – In this month's edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the sometimes coarse nature of public discourse in modern America.

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Local Viewpoints
4:34 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Back From Iraq

Hatch – On this Veteran's Day edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the wait for loved ones to come home from war.

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Local Viewpoints
5:55 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

The Night The Grim Reaper Traded His Scythe

Hatch – In this edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on her personal experience of caring for adult parents.

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Local Viewpoints
5:51 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Meanshile, Back At The Dome....

Hatch – In this edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reminds us that some people have been "living green" for a long time.

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Local Viewpoints
5:40 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

The Age Spot--How Our Attitude Becomes Our History

Las Cruces – In this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz explores how our attitude becomes our history.

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5:39 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

The Age Spot--Peace Comes With A Full Belly

Las Cruces – In this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on how peace comes with a full belly.

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5:42 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

If Only I Had Known

Las Cruces – Commentator Dennis Delaney reflects on life in the nuclear age, from the perspective of a scientist who brought horror to life and those who are living with its consequences.

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