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Letters

  • ‘Moving forward’ for whom?

    First let me congratulate Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and councilors Joey Herrera and Vince Howell. These three elected officials are truly by and for the people. Las Vegas is finally in tune with the rest of the country that is moving forward and no matter what we the citizens have to say.

  • Water necessitates fracking ban

    The Weather report on Channel 7 for Saturday, Sept. 15, had the following information: “More than half of New Mexico is in severe drought or worse.”

  • Faith isn’t an either/or choice

    In his letter published Sept. 28, Frank Splendoria says the need for personal responsibility and self-reliance has been supplanted by governmental “oversight and control” and this somehow threatens our faith in God. Personal responsibility has always been and remains the foundation of this or any civilization. It is our responsibility to provide for our families yet it is also our responsibility to act in ways that will not harm others. It is our responsibility to care for those around us and it is our responsibility to leave nature unharmed.

  • Who’s really at ‘war’ with women?

    Is there really a “GOP war on women” as stated in a Sept. 14 letter to the editor, “Reproductive rights an economic issue”?
    • Just because conservatives do not want added taxes to pay for redundant programs? Planned Parenthood, state and local agencies already perform abortions and provide contraceptives.
    • Just because Big Government is overriding our constitutionally granted religious freedoms and personal beliefs by forcing private organizations to provide such services for others’ lifestyle choices?

  • Distortions need to be addressed

    We all have our pet “issues” which we hope will be addressed in the upcoming presidential debates. For me, the overriding issue I hope to see discussed is the strange and disturbing trend whereby a moderate, hardworking president is somehow transformed into a socialist, Muslim, America-destroying demon.

    President Obama has had four years to address and illuminate this alarming process — given all the opportunities — and I fault him for not having done so.

  • Ben Ray Lujan’s ‘war on women’

    In May 2012, the New York Times announced, “The House …rejected a measure that sought to impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring — a practice known as sex-selective abortion.” Ben Ray Lujan voted “no,” which will allow this practice to continue. If we want a baby boy, it’s OK to terminate unborn baby girls.

  • Congressman under others’ influence

    There is a waft in the air. It is called politics!

    Having decided a few years ago to try to do something about the quality of leaders we are sending to Washington, I became a campaign volunteer. I have learned some things along the way. For some four years now, at the local, state and national levels, people are disillusioned (to say the least) with how politics and the selection process is so heavily dependent on money, money, money.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 5, 2012

    The West Las Vegas High School Class of 1962 thanks the following organizations and individuals:
     • The Dons football team for its hospitality and cooperation in more than just athletics.
    • Ms. Trish Maestas for her untiring efforts in sponsoring the WLVHS Student Council.
    • 1st Community Bank for its community support.
    • Mr. Eddy Sena for the loan of his trailer.
    • Mr. Luis Martinez and his brothers for the hay bales.

  • Addressing cycle of failure in math

    Many thanks to Dr. Gregg Turner for informing us of all the problems in the teaching of mathematics. I retired from teacher education 10 years ago. Just as it was then it’s those mathematically subversive and unprepared elementary school teachers.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Part of Romney’s 47 percent