Steve Terrell, The Taos News

Steve Terrell

The Taos News

Santa Fe, NM, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

Bonnie Hearne, fixture of New Mexico's folk and country scene, dies at age 71

Bonnie Hearne, a singer and piano player who was half of a celebrated musical couple that entertained New Mexico audiences with their folk and country music for … → Read More

Lujan Grisham crashes Trump meeting

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham was not invited to a White House meeting Tuesday between President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress to discuss immigration … → Read More

State lawmaker urges action to protect users of medical cannabis

A Southern New Mexico state lawmaker on Thursday criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new policy rolling back Obama-era protections for states that have legalized medical and recreational … → Read More

Lobbyist: Ex-legislator offered sex for vote

By Steve TerrellThe New MexicanA longtime New Mexico lobbyist said Friday that on the eve of a high-profile vote on a controversial bill eight years ago, a state legislator from Northern New Mexico … → Read More

Women in N.M. politics say problems widespread and not new

She was new to New Mexico and had just landed a job with a political campaign. Later that day, the man who had hired Heather Brewer gave her call, asking if she would come to his home to have sex … → Read More

Griego corruption trial verdict: Guilty

A Santa Fe jury found former state Sen. Phil Griego guilty of bribery, fraud, having an unlawful interest in a public contract... → Read More

Big names throw cash into New Mexico gubernatorial race

Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros and his son were among top contributors to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham, while former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his wife were among Republican hopeful Steve Pearce’s biggest backers. → Read More

Attack reverberates across New Mexico

Even hundreds of miles away, the panic spread like a virus -- because, tragically, what happened in Vegas couldn't be contained to Vegas. → Read More

Budding support for legalizing marijuana

Peter DeBenedittis, a dark horse candidate for governor of New Mexico, on Monday released a detailed 'statement of principles' calling for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. → Read More

After Fiesta, outrage over charges

Before getting into this, I think it's important to point out that I'm writing this column from a free press zone, so I shouldn't be arrested for anything I say. → Read More

AG slams credit reporting agency over security breach

Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a scolding letter to a lawyer for the credit reporting agency Equifax concerning the company's handling of a massive security breach and its possible effect on 846,188 New … → Read More

Pete Domenici, former GOP senator from New Mexico, has died

Pete Domenici, a political powerhouse who for 36 years represented New Mexico in the U.S. Senate, died Wednesday in Albuquerque following a recent surgery. He was 85. → Read More

Final version of campaign finance rules unveiled

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Friday issued the final version of her new campaign finance rules that require more information about donors to so-called dark money groups -- independent nonprofits that spend money trying to influence voters during elections. → Read More

R.I.P. Lucky Varela

Some sad breaking news. I just learned that former state Rep. Luciano 'Lucky' Varela died Saturday night. He was 82. → Read More