Judicial races often provide respite from the mudslinging and TV attack ads of, say, swing-state gubernatorial campaigns. This year’s contest for the first position in the New Mexico Court of Appeals is no exception.
Gursant Singh is an unlikely critic. A resident of Española’s 3HO Sikh community for 18 years, Singh studied under the charismatic Yogi Bhajan and, in 1982, Singh even sued the federal government for permission to wear a turban and keep his hair long while serving in the US Army.
Last week’s so-called drug raid on an Española-area school made national headlines when the bust netted tomatoes instead of marijuana. What the stories didn’t say is that the operation wasn’t just another example of America’s fruitless (tomatoes not withstanding) War on Drugs. It was also an example of Your Stimulus Dollars at Work.
In addition to war, the 1940s brought us many things: Velcro, Tupperware, microwaves, the Frisbee—and the atomic bomb.
Nuclear weapons spending has since declined—or was declining, until Oct. 1, when the Obama administration approved the largest increase in nuclear weapons funding since the Manhattan Project.
Thousands of New Mexico’s elderly are likely to live out their lives in nursing homes, and approximately 12,000 currently reside in the state’s 68 long-term care facilities. Like most states, New Mexico faces the problems of staff shortages and high turnover in these nursing homes—but at significantly higher rates.
With Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez leading in polls, and a revised set of rules on the table, New Mexico’s medical cannabis program participants have a new worry: whether the three-year-old program will even survive.
At 10 am on Monday, Sept. 13, just days before hockey season was set to begin, Thomas Fagan resigned his post as ice arena manager at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. As the rink’s fourth manager to leave since its opening in 2000, Fagan also became another casualty of a facility whose managers seem doomed to abrupt and unexplained departures.