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Today's Opinions

  • Las Vegas needs Amtrak service

    Back in August of 2009, when I was inquiring about the Rail Runner Service being extended from Santa Fe to Raton, I wrote to then-Gov. Bill Richardson. He referred my letter to the Department. of Transportation assistant deputy secretary.

  • We can do more to prevent child abuse

    Child Abuse is a phrase that invokes sadness, disgust and anger in so many people. We are so often bombarded by stories of children killed or permanently injured by a parent or loved one. The emotional response that follows is immediate and strong and may even bring us to tears. Then life keeps going, our daily commitments push the thoughts of this tragedy away into the back of our minds. I am asking each and every one of you to think about this further. For something that has the power to cause such a response in us, is something that should not be ignored.

  • Solar energy is key to our state’s future

    As a New Mexico native, I know first-hand that New Mexico is one of the sunniest states in the U.S. In fact New Mexico has 300 sunny days a year.

    The solar industry has increased its job growth by 19.9 percent by providing more than 23,000 jobs since September 2012; that is more than 10 times the national employment growth rate which increased a measly 1.9 percent. The increase in solar power jobs makes New Mexicans rely less on fossil fuels.

  • Solar industry is creating jobs

    As the world accumulates more waste and harmful toxins every day, it’s nice to see a step forward in our society with the growth of the solar industry, which creates more jobs every year and brings major benefits to the economy.

    The solar industry is helping enhance the job market for thousands of people and becoming more cost effective to use.

  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and King strike deal for HU regents

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    It would happen over a firm handshake between two politicians. One wanted to be governor of New Mexico, the other wanted sweeping change at Highlands University, and each would achieve his goal.

  • Editorial Roundup - March 7, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Denver Post on the Keystone XL pipeline (March 3):
    It may be the most overhyped controversy of the past few years: to build or not to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Those in favor of the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands have sometimes exaggerated the project’s potential for economic development, and particularly new jobs.
    Those who oppose the project have exaggerated its potential impact on the environment.

  • Thank you, governor

    We may not always agree with Gov. Susana Martinez, but when it comes to water issues and her staunch support for the city of Las Vegas’ water infrastructure needs, we have nothing but praise for her.

    Back in November, Martinez challenged state lawmakers to set aside $112 million of this year’s capital outlay funds for water and waste water projects across the state. Her reason was obvious.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 5, 2014