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  • She took on the bully — and won

    By Connie Schultz

    Last January, John Carman returned from Donald Trump's inauguration apparently so puffed up that he decided to make fun of the much larger crowd at the Women's March the next day.

    This, in itself, is not news. There are plenty of men in America who would rather mock women than try to understand them. Carman, however, is one of nine elected members of Atlantic County's freeholder board in New Jersey.

    Carman, a Republican, was up for re-election Tuesday.

    This is where it gets interesting.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

  • Luna placed on notice by commission

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Just as one higher learning institution in the community is looking forward to hopefully having its accreditation probation status removed, another might be about to deal with such consequences.

  • Hunter missing from Barillas Peak area for more than 1 week

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico State Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a hunter who went missing from a remote area east of Pecos more than a week ago.

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards battle Sandia Prep for state title

    RIO RANCHO -- Live updates from the Class 4A state championship volleyball match at the Santa Ana Star Center:

    Set 1: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 21.
    Set 2: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 20.
    Set 3: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 16.

    Sundevils defend state title. Lady Cardinals finish 21-3 and bring home state runner-up trophy for a second consecutive season.

    Check back with the Optic print and online editions this week for more coverage.

  • Dons survive state test vs. Silver

    A West Las Vegas touchdown in the closing minutes gave the Dons a come-from-behind win over Silver in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The final score was 32-29 West on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon at the Herrera Complex.

    It is West's first playoff win since 2003 and sets up a quarterfinal matchup between the Dons and crosstown rival Robertson next weekend. Kickoff for that game is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Cardinal Stadium.

  • BREAKING: Robertson volleyball to play for state title

    For the second straight year, Robertson High will be playing for the Class 4A state volleyball championship.

    And again the opponent will be Sandia Prep, this time at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals, who have been ranked No. 2 much of the fall under second-year head coach Stacy Fulgenzi, earned a return trip to the 4A final by beating Moriarty on Friday night.

    RHS (21-2) won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-21, bouncing the No. 5 Pintos (19-6); it was Robertson's third win over Moriarty in as many meetings this fall.

  • The language of hunger

    By Gwen Albers, Special to the Optic

    United World College student Raul Romero knows where his next meal is coming from, unlike his parents in Venezuela, where people wait for hours in food lines and often get nothing.

  • West to part ways with food vendor

    By Alice L. Wagoner, Las Vegas Optic

    Among its actions at Thursday night’s monthly board meeting, the West Las Vegas School Board of Education approved the termination of its contract with a food service provider. Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said he had visited schools in the district, spoken to officials and students who reported to him that food served was “average or below average.”

  • In Brief, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Students arrested over threats

    SANTA FE  — Authorities say three Santa Fe High School students have been arrested for a letter that described plans for a school shooting.