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Editorials

  • 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.

  • VA must do better

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Orange County Register and was initially published on Oct. 1.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has called it a public health crisis — an estimated 20 veterans commit suicide every day. So it is no trivial matter that a suicide hotline run by the VA is failing to answer the phone.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 7, 2016

    THUMBS UP! HAPPY 50TH

  • Should Putin be a role model?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Yankton (South Dakota) Daily Press and Dakotan and was originally published on Sept. 20:

    The recent claim by presidential candidate Donald Trump that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader than President Barack Obama is, in some ways, not without merit, when you look at it a certain way.

  • Let’s focus on the budget

    State lawmakers convened in Santa Fe on Friday to figure out how to deal with a massive budget shortfall that has leaders of state and local government agencies throughout the state worried.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 30, 2016

    THUMBS UP! TIME TO JAM
    The Fifth Annual Meadow City Music Festival is under way, and it’s offering a wonderful mix of free and premium performances. Besides the impressive musicians that organizers have lined up, this year’s festival offers a host of other fun activities, everything from a music and lyrics writing workshop to a dog singing contest. Kudos to the organizers for putting on such a great event.

    THUMBS UP! A NEW CONTRACT FOR CITY OFFICERS

  • Las Vegas at its best

    Most of us know the tragic story of Jeramiah Gouin, the Sapello teen who was left paralyzed from the chest down after a May 31 accident at a bull-riding camp in Maxwell. A bull stepped on him, crushing all but one of the eight vertebrae in his neck.

    Jeramiah, who turned 18 on Sunday, spent nearly four months in hospitals after the accident and finally returned home this past Sunday.

    In anticipation of his homecoming, local contractor Travis Regensberg undertook a $65,000 remodel of Jeramiah’s home. And he’s doing it with donated labor and materials.

  • Wells Fargo scandal

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Philadelphia Inquirer and was initially published on Sept. 19.

    Banks go to great lengths to guard against cybercriminals hacking customers’ accounts. Now customers must worry about getting robbed by their own bank.

    That’s just one takeaway from an investigation that found employees at Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million fake checking, credit, and debit card accounts for customers in order to meet sales targets and earn bonuses.