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Taking The Good With The Bad

Aug 6, 2013

Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz shares a powerful personal story in "Taking The Good With The Bad."

Senator Martin Heinrich (D) New Mexico

  By. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich

New Mexico's remarkable spirit is rooted in our diversity, our history, and our culture, which has always been enriched by our immigrant communities and family members. At the same time, the laws that govern our country's immigration system are antiquated and ineffective.

Fixing our broken immigration system is an urgent priority -- especially for our state.

Washington, DC (August 2, 2013) – U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce this week voted on a series of bills which his office states are designed to hold government accountable.

Washington, DC (July 31, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013.   Pearce is a cosponsor of the bill.   

From the Office of Congressman Steve Pearce:

Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2013. 

Rosie The Riveter Lives In Hatch Valley

Jul 18, 2013

  In this month's edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz says....Rosie The Riveter lives in Hatch Valley.

From the Office Of Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2):

 

Hatch Library On The Right Track

May 31, 2013

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

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.

 

We Stand On Common Ground

Apr 15, 2013

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

Statement from the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce

Watch Hatchlings Spread Their Wings

Feb 27, 2013

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

The Life And Times of Arturo Flores

Feb 27, 2013

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

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.

 

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...”

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

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

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.

Rounded Vowels By Day; Country Twang By Night

Nov 5, 2012

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

It's Okay To Copy Someone's Bucket List

Nov 5, 2012

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

Labels Strip Us Of Our Humanity

Jul 24, 2012

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

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

 

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.

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.

Pearce Calls For New National Energy Plan

Apr 27, 2012
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

 

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.

 

The Organic Quality Of Grief And Joy

Apr 24, 2012

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

Learning Boundaries In Wide Open Spaces

Apr 24, 2012

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

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.

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."

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.

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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