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Governor Seeks Applicants for Lincoln and Torrance County Commissions

The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on county commissions: the District 4 seat on the Lincoln County Commission and the District 3 seat on the Torrance County Commission. The Lincoln County vacancy was created by the resignation of former Commissioner Lorri McKnight. The Torrance County vacancy was […]

Rare Southern New Mexico Butterfly Now an Endangered Species

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named the Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly in New Mexico as an endangered species, an environmental group said Monday. The orange and dark-brown butterfly is found only in high-elevation meadows in the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico. According to the Center for Biological […]

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Peeling the Onion of Human Motivation

With intentional flicks of his paring knife, Michael Frayn gets to the imagined root of a famously unexplained meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in his play “Copenhagen.” This speculative history leads to conclusions that only could be made through bracing, dramatic dialog.  Heisenberg instigates the 1941 meeting on his visit to Nazi-occupied Copenhagen […]

Some Lawmakers Take Stand Against NM Becoming a Nuclear Dump

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has long struggled to find a permanent solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, and opposition to such a site is flaring up again as New Mexico lawmakers debate banning a facility without state consent. The state’s prospective ban cleared its […]

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Advocacy Groups Resurrect ‘Voting Rights’ Bill With Backing of Dems

By Daniel Chacon/Santa Fe New Mexican A bill advocates contend would make voting more accessible in New Mexico is making a comeback. After a death by filibuster in the final hours of last year’s legislative session, the so-called Voting Rights Act is expected to be formally introduced this week. “As other states are rolling back […]