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Today's Opinions

  • Supreme Court got it right

    We applaud the state Supreme Court for its ruling Monday that state law requires all New Mexicans to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

    Reason has finally prevailed.

    You may recall that the state Court of Appeals came to a different conclusion when it took up the matter in November 2013. In its bizarre ruling, the Appeals Court said only 10 categories of people — the list includes teachers, doctors and nurses — must report suspected child abuse. Prior to that ruling, the law had generally been interpreted to apply to everyone.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 11, 2015
  • Work of Art: Daylight Saving Time is great

    Why must people look a gift horse in the mouth? I used to struggle with that expression — until someone wiser explained.

    I surmise the expression refers to those who question the quality of something given to them. Accordingly, if you receive a horse with no reins attached, you should be grateful and not check under the hood to determine the age, health, strength or orneriness of the beast.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 9, 2015
  • Give PARCC a chance

    From the Boston Tea Party to Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, this country has a rich history of civil disobedience. When we have a grievance or feel we’re not being treated fairly, we have a right to take to the streets to voice our concerns.

    That’s exactly what some students at Robertson and West Las Vegas High schools did last Monday. They, along with thousands of other students from around the state and nation, took to the streets to protest the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A battle of bills to expose health cost, quality

    Seems a good time to revisit Think New Mexico’s legislative push to bring some transparency into our state when it comes to health care costs and treatments.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 6, 2015

    THUMBS UP! NMBHI GRANTED ACCREDITATION
    Congratulations to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute and its staff for receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital, Nursing Care, Behavioral Health and Laboratory accreditation. Troy D. Jones, the hospital’s executive director said last week that achieving accreditation requires hard work and collaboration among employees. We couldn’t agree more. The Behavioral Health Institute is vital to our community, and we’re happy to see that it’s still going strong.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 6, 2015