Category: Politics

Article: Espinoza wins Mora sheriff seat; Sanchez cruises to take House District 40 seat

Article: Espinoza wins Mora sheriff seat; Sanchez cruises to take House District 40 seat

From the Las Vegas Optic In the race for Mora County Sheriff, Democrat Amos J. Espinoza defeated Republican Manuel J. Martinez. Espinoza captured 1,302 votes, or 56 percent, to Martinez’s 1,005 votes, or about 44 percent. “I’d like to thank my opponent for running a nice, clean race. He worked really hard at it,” Espinoza…

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Article: City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

Article: City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas residents who wish to recycle materials like plastic bottles or newspapers must continue to haul these items to a recycling center for the foreseeable future. While larger cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque offer collection of recyclable material as part of regular solid waste pickup, it seems for…

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Article: Mora fracking film screened in Santa Fe

Article: Mora fracking film screened in Santa Fe

From the Las Vegas Optic Mora County’s attempts to ban fracking are detailed in a new documentary titled “Drilling Mora County,” which was screened Wednesday evening at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe. The nearly hour-long film was written and directed by filmmaker David Luis Leal Cortez, a graduate of the College of Santa…

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Article: Heinrich’s foe makes appearance in Vegas

Article: Heinrich’s foe makes appearance in Vegas

From the las Vegas Optic U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich made a stop in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon to address a small group of people at the San Miguel County GOP Headquarters on Bridge Street. The event was touted as a discussion on combating opioid abuse and overdose fatalities; however, neither topic was discussed.…

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Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Originally published by Firebrand Progressives   An average screen printed T-shirt costs around $15. Someone earning the current federal minimum wage would have to work over two hours to buy just one. And while prices for nearly everything consumers purchase continue to go up, minimum wage rarely increases. From September 1997 to July 2007, the…

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Essay: The Triangle Factory Fire and Labor’s Legacy

Essay: The Triangle Factory Fire and Labor’s Legacy

Originally published by Firebrand Progressives   It was quitting time when someone noticed the fire in a scrap bin on Saturday, March 25th, 1911. Inside the Triangle Waist Company factory, eight stories above New York’s Greenwich Village, hundreds were preparing to leave work for the day, but unbeknownst to most people in the factory, the…

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