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Editorials

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 27, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! DRACONIAN PUNISHMENT

  • Planned Parenthood

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Foster’s Daily Democrat of New Hampshire and was originally published on Jan. 15.

    Defunding Planned Parenthood endangers the health of millions of low-income women and children in this country and if Congressional Republicans go through with it, they should be held accountable for every person hurt by their action.

    Specifically, every U.S. Representative and Senator who votes for this outrage should be thrown out of office by voters in 2018.

  • Obama’s legacy

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Jan. 18.

    President Barack Obama left office Friday after eight years as the most consequential Democrat to occupy the White House since Lyndon Johnson. And unlike that Texan, whose presidency was born in tragedy and ended in failure, Obama will not have the ghost of the Vietnam War haunting his days and eating his conscience as LBJ did all the remaining days of his life.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 20, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! LET’S FIX IT NOW

  • Government secrecy

    State lawmakers will have their hands full this legislative session, figuring out how to plug a projected $69 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year while simultaneously coming up with a budget for next fiscal year.

    With all that needs to be accomplished over the next 60 days, we’re disappointed that a key Senate leader has chosen this time to launch an  attack against the state law that currently makes it clear that the people are entitled to the greatest amount of information possible about their government.

  • Mental illness and gun rights

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published Jan. 10.

    It’s time. Time to talk about the mentally ill and their Second Amendment rights.

    It was time to talk about it back in 2007, after the Virginia Tech massacre. It was time to talk about it in December 2012, after Adam Lanza emerged from his mother’s basement with an armful of weapons and made his bloody way through Sandy Hook Elementary.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 13, 2017

    THUMBS UP! NEW DEAN FOR SOCIAL WORK
    A Highlands University social faculty member now has a new title. The University has announced the appointment of Christina Duran as the new dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Duran is no stranger to the area, having served as the school’s interim associate dean since July 2014. She brings impressive credentials to her new position. She earned her Ph.D. degree in American Studies and has a Master’s degree in Social Work from UCLA. We look forward to her assuming duties as dean for the growing department.

  • The scourge of Alzheimer’s

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Portland Press Herald of Maine and was originally published on Jan. 3.

    Alzheimer’s disease is our most expensive illness, costing an estimated $236 billion last year, including nearly 1 in every 5 dollars spent through Medicare.

    It is also one of our most devastating, ripping from seniors the precious memories of their long lives, and taking from friends and family members the person they knew. For all involved, it makes the final months or years before death excruciatingly sad and painful.

  • Sanctioning Russia

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Denver Post and was originally published Dec. 30.

    President Barack Obama’s decision to punish Russia for orchestrating a hacking campaign meant to influence the 2016 election is a welcome move, and one that should be supported by good patriots everywhere.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 6, 2017

    THUMBS UP! SHE MADE US PROUD