Why are NM officials pushing for vaccinations in children?

Sarah Smith for the Las Cruces Sun News School districts all over the state are pushing students 12 years old and up to be vaccinated. Incentives are being offered to kids for being vaccinated. For instance, Albuquerque Public Schools recently said that they are planning events targeted at 16- and 17-year olds stressing that “the students need to sign up for the vaccine.” … Read More

Will there be a brighter ending to this legislative session?

Analysis and Commentary by Better Together New Mexico Founder Carla J. Sonntag There have been some attempts to justify what’s happening in Santa Fe, but let’s look at some facts rarely discussed. New Mexico has a two-party system. But the truth is that it often functions that way in name only.   Why? According to Ballotpedia, New Mexico has roughly … Read More

‘Housing First’ fails residents and the community

Sarah Smith January 31, 2023 3 min read It has been widely reported that Las Cruces is struggling with crime and drugs in and near the Desert Hope Affordable Housing Project on Pecos Street, near Solano and Idaho. Desert Hope is a “Housing First” project aimed specifically at providing homes for the homeless, yet residents and nearby neighbors have repeatedly … Read More

Townhall: Over 200 Democrats Vote Against Providing Medical Attention to Babies Who Survive Abortion

Democrats are so hellbent on making abortion a nonchalant, one-stop procedure for abolishing unwanted pregnancies, that nearly every House Democrat voted against legislation that would provide medical attention to babies born alive after an attempt to abort them.  In a 220-210 vote, the House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires doctors to provide medical care for babies … Read More

BTNM: The Las Cruces Project

Better Together New Mexico (BTNM) is a statewide grassroots alliance creating important change in our state. We are influencing decisions that impact our lives, families, and communities in a new positive direction. Working together as a cohesive team, we are uniting, activating, and empowering all those who want to drive New Mexico to reach its full potential. The Las Cruces … Read More

Join us at the NMBC Legislative BASH!

On January 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, we invite you to join us at Revel Entertainment Center for an incredible Legislative B.A.S.H. (Business and Social Hour). Don’t miss the opportunity to find out what new laws are being introduced and how they might affect your world! Enjoy an informative and lively presentation by our keynote speaker Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist … Read More

📰City Council allows marijuana to be sold near school for the poor

elementary school building in Las Cruces

By Sarah Smith Sep 9, 2022 On September 6, the Las Cruces City Council and Mayor voted unanimously to allow recreational marijuana to be sold right next to New America School, despite the fact that the City Ordinance calls for a minimum buffer distance of 300 feet between a school and a marijuana dispensary. The dispensary will be in an existing … Read More

Food Bank: Costs on the Rise

Woman walking down a bulk grocery aisle for roadrunner foodbank

By New Mexico Sun Report Dec 23, 2022 Rising inflation and threats of an impending recession have had a trickle-down impact on food banks experiencing shortages of donations during the holiday season. Roadrunner Food Bank director of communications, Sonya Warwick, said rising food budgets have been difficult on everyone. “Just like people that we serve who are in our food lines … Read More