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Editorials

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2016
  • Editorial:Battling addiction

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and was originally published on July 22.

    Cocaine. Heroin. Crack. Methamphetamine. Sadly, each of these dangerous, illegal drugs has fueled national epidemics of addiction and overdoses over the past half-century in the United States.

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 24, 2016
  • Editorial: Health group dragging its feet

    The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has joined with the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal in taking a Tennessee company to court in an effort to force it to release settlement agreements it has entered into with inmates in the state’s prison system.

    Corizon Health provided all medical services at 10 state prison facilities and was paid $37 million a year through a contract with the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The company was hit with numerous lawsuits alleging that it provided inadequate care.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 24, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Times-Picayune on recent shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (July 19):

    Montrell Jackson was 32 and married with a 4-month-old baby. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for 10 years and was president of his Denham Springs neighborhood association.

    Matthew Gerald, 41, had served in the Marines and the Army and did three tours in Iraq without being harmed. He and his wife celebrated their fourth anniversary two weeks ago. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for less than a year.

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Thumbs - July 21, 2016

    HARD WORK AND DEDICATION
    Congratulations to Zant Zamora, a 17-year old Robertson High senior who is competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., this week. Zamora is entered in three events, team roping, with partner Corey Charley, of Albuquerque, light rifle and trap shooting. Zamora and Charley qualified for the team roping competition by finishing second in the state based on points accumulated at rodeos across the state. The competition wraps up on Saturday. We wish Zamora the best of luck.

    A FRIGHTENING- NIGHT

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 19, 2016
  • Editorial: Shortchanging the poor

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza has concluded that the New Mexico Human Services Department should have someone looking over its shoulder to help ensure that it complies with court orders and federal law in the administration of federally funded benefits.

    According to The Associated Press, Garza is also recommending a contempt finding against the agency, which oversees the distribution of federal food aid and Medicaid health care benefits to the poor.