Imagine, 20 years down the road, a New Mexico flush with prosperity. We’re talking close to 25,000 new jobsnearly twice what the federal stimulus package is expected to produce over its life spanand as much as $79 million in tax revenue.
Leslie Hayes always wanted to be a doctor—but she had no way of knowing she’d become one of the go-to physicians for heroin addicts in Rio Arriba County. Hayes’ clients at the Española clinic, El Centro Family Health, aren’t the only ones who have noticed her work.
On Oct. 22, State Auditor Hector Balderas released a list of 54 local government agencies—cities, school districts, villages, water conservation districts and the like—that are behind in filing their audits. Some of those named are behind by almost a decade.
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.