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TALES OF OUR TIMES: Imagine Sustainability

on May 27, 2016 - 7:01am

McQuiston: Understanding Rental Car Coverage

on May 27, 2016 - 6:42am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
It’s my experience that one of the most frequently asked questions policyholders have after being involved in an automobile accident is this one: “Does my insurance policy cover the cost for me to obtain a rental car while my car is being repaired in the shop?”
 
If you find yourself in a situation where you are asking this question, keep in mind that the answer will vary based on the coverage available to you on your personal auto policy, as well as the requirements of the rental car company you’ve selected.
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Letter To The Editor: County Decisions!

on May 26, 2016 - 10:07pm
By GERALD ANTOS
Los Alamos

Well how about that? Another complete strike out for our dutiful county council. Except for the one member that voted against this move to transfer the Sheriff’s duties to the LAPD, our council has proven that they have no hind sight nor forward thinking abilities at all!

Sure they want to investigate why there are law suits being lost and all, but they completely fail to see that biggest issue is the leadership in the LAPD that is doing the things that the county is being sued for.

It amounts to the attitude at the top trickling down through the ranks and

Letter To The Editor: White Rock’s Newest Destination For Eating

on May 26, 2016 - 12:16pm
By ALAN WADLINGER
Los Alamos
 
My wife and I plus another couple ate at Don Villa’s Restaurant in White Rock last Thursday evening. 
 
I had the Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Plate, my wife had the Corn Beef Rubin, and the other couple feasted on the Carne Adovada Plate and the Chimichanga. 
 
All four meals were very good and the service was excellent. I am happy to say that “White Rock is the destination for eating!”

Letter To The Editor: Persona Non Grata

on May 26, 2016 - 9:37am
By DIANA NORWOOD
Los Alamos

I am “first” American ... “second” New Mexican. Regardless of my political persuasions; I find that Mr. Trump’s recent behavior was so obnoxious, it deserves commentary. 

We are one of the most wonderfully diverse states. We’re a cultural treasure chest, here in the United States. I don’t always agree with our state government; and/or Governor Martinez. 

However; she’s “our” governor and a degree of respect is in order. The audacity and lack of good taste that Mr. Trump displays; coming into “our” state (link) ... home, and publicly insulting “our” governor;

Sanchez-Gagne: Why I Am Running To Be Your DA

on May 25, 2016 - 10:55am
By MARIA SANCHEZ-GAGNE
Democratic Candidate
District Attorney

I am a native Santa Fean and life-long Democrat. I have worked as a career prosecutor for 20 years, having prosecuted hundreds of cases including violent crimes of child abuse, human trafficking and sexual assaults. I wrote New Mexico’s human trafficking law and prosecuted the first cases of human trafficking. Victims, regardless of their immigration status, are now able to receive benefits and resources to start a new life. I am responsible for the first state international extradition from Mexico.

Coaching Café’: Your Life Is Yours...

on May 25, 2016 - 10:33am
By LEANNE PARSONS
Los Alamos
 
The world is full of opportunities, but sometimes over-thinking life can get in the way.
 
Dismissing life can create stress. Shifting your life from Default to Design is about choosing a destination and taking one step at a time to get there. Shortcuts may not be an option if you are looking for sustainable change. Awareness to the process is a beautiful place to start, and inspired action is the next important step.
 
Here, then, are 10 tips to help you start designing your life:
 
Be Grateful for what you have. When you pause to remember what you

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