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Power and the Press

Public servants shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes

Opinion Behind the curtain of almost every news story is a secret dance. In the process of understanding an issue, reporters must find people willing to talk; it’s those people whose voices and perspectives bring the...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Laura Paskus

Buckets of Rain

Last week’s historic storm could jumpstart planning

Opinion When the wind and rain started Friday night, my daughter and I were out eating pizza. We watched through floor-to-ceiling windows as wind bent the trees...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Laura Paskus

Muddy Hymnal

New Mexico’s drying rivers herald a changing world

Opinion Once again, the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque has dried.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Laura Paskus

The Canary in the Copper Mine (is dead)

How New Mexico's copper industry wrote its own rules

Features Close your eyes, and picture a radical. Bill Olson is not that guy. With a neat brown beard and a fondness for western shirts and jackets, even the occasional bolo tie, he’s the quintessential water nerd.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Laura Paskus

Boom!

Lessons from the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion

Opinion Last month, a fertilizer plant exploded in the tiny town of West, Texas, killing 15 people and injuring almost 200.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Laura Paskus

WIPP It Good

As the feds continue to make nuclear wishes, will New Mexico keep granting them?

Opinion It’s no secret that New Mexico is one of the nation’s hot spots for nuclear activity.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Laura Paskus

Canine Assets

Putting a price tag on the Mexican gray wolf

Opinion One of the hallmarks of wolf recovery in New Mexico and Arizona is the intensity of emotion it ignites on both sides of the issue.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Laura Paskus

Water Inaction

‘The Year of Water’ is gone; 2013 will be the year of drying wells and flying sands

Opinion Sometimes at night, I lie in bed and imagine the Rio Grande.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Laura Paskus

Digging Deep in 2013

As environmental regulation weakens, watchdog reporting is ever more important

Opinion Over the past couple of years, I’ve been hearing a lot about industry influence—unprecedented industry influence—within state government, including the New Mexico Environment Department.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Laura Paskus

Coyote at the Door

Feeling grateful for species that cross the line

Opinion When the nights finally turned colder, I hated to close my bedroom window for the season. I’ll miss waking in the night to the syncopated yowls of coyotes. On some primal level the sound alarms me—emergency...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Laura Paskus
 
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