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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 30, 2015

    THUMBS UP! A GREAT OUTCOME

  • Editorial cartoons - Jan. 30, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - Jan. 30, 2015
  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 30, 2015

    Opposed to proposed mill levy
    On Feb. 3 Mora County residents in the Mora school district will have the opportunity to vote on the Mora school election. One item on the ballot is a general obligation school bond. This is an additional 3.5 mill bond on top of the two existing bonds we already have.

    If this additional 3.5 mil bond passes, it would obligate Mora tax-payers to an additional 15-plus years of increase of property tax of up to $990 on a $300,000 assessed property value.

  • Think New Mexico - Re-imposing the food tax doesn’t add up

    By Fred Nathan

    The best state sales tax systems (or gross receipts tax, as it is called in New Mexico) are broad, low, and don’t tax necessities, like food.

    If tax systems are broad and low, that means that the tax burden is shared widely by different products and services and doesn’t fall too heavily on any one sector. Meanwhile most states avoid taxing necessities so that citizens who live paycheck to paycheck are not forced to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table.

  • Another Perspective - Tips on finding the right school for your child

    By Andrew R. Campanella

    If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.

    As New Mexico commemorated National School Choice Week this week at 85 events across the state, and nearly 11,000 events nationwide, many parents will begin evaluating the educational opportunities that are available for their children.

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 30, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Times Union of Albany, N.Y., on Republican control of Congress (Jan. 25):

    President Barack Obama laid out a broad agenda in his State of the Union address last week, focusing on the ways to help put the middle class back on track. Republicans who now control the House and Senate promptly went to work on brand promotion.
    We had hoped for better.

  • End-Of Life Decisions

    The state Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday on whether doctors should be allowed to help competent, terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.
    A ruling in the case is likely months away. We hope the judges deciding this case will lean toward compassion on this matter and rule that doctors should be allowed to help end the suffering of a terminally ill patient if that is what the patient wants.