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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 3, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Frenzied growth on the east side

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Between the decision by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to make east Las Vegas its regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived on July 4, 1879.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 3, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    St. Cloud Times on the need for the federal government to re-examine school lunch rules ( Sept. 23):

    Since the rollout of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students and their parents have easily been the loudest critics of the new federal school lunch standards.
    Portions that are too small yet cost more. Side dishes, entrees and even condiments that aren’t very tasty. And, of course, few to no “junk food” choices.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 3, 2014

    Farmers Market working hard
    Mr. Rock Ulibarri is known for his just and fair ways in our community. I’m disappointed that he relied on misinformation about the Tri-County Farmers Market in his recent letter (Sept. 19). I’m a former board member of the Tri-County Farmers Market as well as a vender and a customer. I hope I can clarify the issues that Mr. Ulibarri brought forth in his letter.

  • Nixing records a big deal

    We’ll be the first ones to admit that the timing is more than a little suspect.

    With just weeks to go before the November general election, the district attorney representing the Las Cruces area drops a bombshell. Mark D’Antonio, a Democrat, issued a report last Tuesday alleging that an internal investigation has determined that a former district attorney and her staffers appear to have intentionally deleted politically sensitive emails and erased hard drives before leaving office.

  • Work of Art — Cursive: Not what we think

    It started as a pleasant but intense discussion on the future of cursive writing. But before we get into it, let me pre-sanitize all implications of the word. You see, even though I’d used it most of my life, I’d never even heard the term, until much later in life.

  • Expungement a bad idea

    In a perfect world, anyone who commits a crime and is arrested would be convicted and end up behind bars if the crime is serious enough.

    It goes without saying that we don’t live in a perfect world.

    Our country’s founding fathers set up a criminal justice system in which prosecutors must prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order for that individual to be convicted of a crime. And that’s exactly as it should be. As the saying goes, it’s better that 10 guilty men go free than that one innocent man be convicted.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 29, 2014