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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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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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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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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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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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Local Viewpoints
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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Local Viewpoints
3:23 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Arizona's Immigration Law

Las Cruces – Commentator Dennis Delaney's thoughts on Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070.

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1:04 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

The Age Spot--Country Living

Hatch – In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz has some thoughts on country living.

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5:10 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

The Age Spot--Tagging Along Behind Our Fathers

Hatch – In the month's edition of The Age Spot, Claudette Ortiz reflects on the special relationship she's had with her father.

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4:45 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

The Age Spot--Out Where Windmills Serve As Church Steeples

Hatch – Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on taking time to appreciate the diverse landscape around us...and the diverse group of people who live here.

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Local Viewpoints
4:34 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

The Age Spot--Women's History Month

Las Cruces – March is Women's History Month. In honor of that, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz shares a personal story in this installment of "The Age Spot".

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1:24 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

The Age Spot-Hope Lives On

Las Cruces – With the recent struggle over health insurance reform, a lot has been said about the Obama Administration's attempts to fulfill its campaign promises. The Obama campaign recruited large numbers of young volunteers. And Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz got to know one of those volunteers, who is now an Obama staffer. More on that in this installment of "The Age Spot."

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11:02 am
Wed January 27, 2010

The Age Spot- Living In Another's Shoes

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz presents an unforgettable story about the value of empathy.

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4:25 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

The Age Spot- Being a Caregiver

Las Cruces – With the aging population, a growing number of Americans are primary caregivers for elderly parents and other relatives. In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Claudette Ortiz reflects on the role.

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6:47 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

The Age Spot- Fear

Las Cruces – In this month's edition of The Age Spot, Claudette Ortiz says....fear shouldn't get the best of us.

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5:45 pm
Mon September 14, 2009

The Age Spot--The Immigration Debate

Las Cruces – Claudette Ortiz says...federal officials must find a solution to immigration reform...because the current system isn't working.

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6:39 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

The Age Spot--Small Towns...Big Hearts

Las Cruces – Small towns don't always have the cultural attractions of big cities, but our monthly commentator says....small communities often have lots of big hearts.

Here's Claudette Ortiz with "The Age Spot"

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6:38 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

The Age Spot- Uncle Buddy

Las Cruces – Around Independence Day, many of us think about those who have defended our freedom. That includes Claudette Ortiz...in this month's edition of The Age Spot.

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