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Editorials

  • Trump’s threats

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from  The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey and was originally published on Oct. 26.

    Donald Trump says his hot-mic boast about grabbing women without their consent was just idle talk. Yet another woman — the eleventh in the past two weeks — has come forward to say that it is not.

  • Vote ‘yes’ on amendment

    If there’s a downside to the constitutional amendment voters are being asked to decide in the Nov. 8 general election, we’re not seeing it.

    The measure calls for New Mexico’s constitution to be amended to give judges the ability to deny bail to a defendant awaiting trial in cases where the prosecution is able to convince a judge that the defendant poses a threat to the public.

    That change, in and of itself, makes the measure worthy of voter approval.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 26, 2016

    THUMBS UP! FRED HARVEY CELEBRATION
    Las Vegas will be the site of the largest “O” gauge train set-up in the state, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Hotel. The exhibit is part of the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors’ fifth annual Fred Harvey celebration. Five train collectors, members of the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club, will combine their talents for a large working train in the Plaza’s ballroom.

    THUMBS UP! DON’T MISS 56TH VEGAS BOWL

  • Vote yes on GO bonds

    There’s a great deal at stake during the Nov. 8 General Election, and we’re not just referring to the races for president, secretary of state and local legislative and congressional seats.

    New Mexico voters will also decide the fate of four general obligation bonds, one for senior citizen centers, one for libraries, one for higher education institutions across the state and another for public safety projects.

  • Expungement isn’t the answer

    The state Supreme Court will soon take up a case on whether judges in New Mexico have the authority to erase court and arrest records. If they determine that judges do have that authority, they’ll also have to tackle the question of when it is appropriate to take such an extraordinary action.

    There’s no question in our minds that arrest records are burdensome. They raise red flags for prospective employers.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 21, 2016

    THUMBS UP! HOLE IN ONE
    Congratulations to Burt Bazan who is $10,000 richer today after having sunk a hole-in-one on hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. This took place during a tournament last Saturday. The prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.  

    THUMBS DOWN! IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

  • Protect kids from guns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Herald and was originally published on Oct. 14.

    According to research by the USA Today Network and The Associated Press in a series of stories published recently, close to 200 children nationwide were killed in accidental shootings in the first six months of 2016.

  • Cartel spawned opioid crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Butler Eagle of Pennsylvania and was first published on Oct. 10.

    When confronted with a deadly force that could threaten your existence, it’s crucial to know as much as you can about the force before you respond. You can’t outrun a bear, for example, but shouting and pepper spray are likely to scare it away. Running from a bear could get you killed.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 16, 2016

    THUMBS DOWN! REFUSING TO COMMENT

  • Giving rise to populism

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Alton, Illinois, Telegraph and was originally published on Oct. 8:

    Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive and strong in American politics.

    But it’s not unique to the United States this year; populism is trending globally.