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Today's Opinions

  • Use age limit, reduce smoking

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 21.

    Despite the health risks, expense and, yes, the smell, more than 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. Nine out of 10 got hooked as teens, finding out only later how insidious and tenacious nicotine addiction is.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 26, 2017
  • Work of Art: You must taste new stamps

    All right, students: Raise your hand if you’ve ever had ceviche. Nobody? No, Wise-Guy in the third row, ceviche is not Spanish for a beer.

    Then how about sancocho? Still nobody?

    Well, don’t feel bad, students. I’d never heard of either of these things either — until I read today’s paper.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - What’s up, Doc? Plenty for the Meadow City this week

    By Beth Urech
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    We used to imitate Bug Bunny’s Brooklyn accent when we watched Looney Tunes at the Saturday afternoon movie show.

    Those were the days! My dad would fill up the station wagon and schlepp a carload of us kids from Wildwood Park to downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. After buying our tickets, we would hover around the concession counter.

    Would Bobby Keegan buy Milk Duds?  Maybe Rusty Mackay would gaze in my direction as he purchased an Almond Joy.

  • Photo op is a personal choice

    The following editorial was published in the Boston Herald on April 19.

    Five years ago we were drowning in a sea of outrage over Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ decision to “snub” President Obama during his team’s visit to the White House.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Stopping higher ed funds wrong move

    By Sam Minner

    A few days ago, I and all other university presidents in New Mexico were informed that we would receive no state appropriations effective July 1. The many challenges associated with balancing the state budget are well known and, unless revenues increase from some source, additional legally required cuts must be made to balance the budget.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 23, 2017

    Open space needed
    We who live in East Las Vegas in the Walmart area have no parks on our side of town. Looking at a map of our area, there is an undeveloped large piece of land next to Ridge Runner Drive. Community First Bank is the owner of a 21-acre parcel of that land, which runs from  Seventh Street through to Eighth Street. Both the land that is for sale and the adjacent part that is not for sale would be a perfect site for an overall planning effort that would benefit the entire town.