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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Where did we get that word?

    Almost daily we come across — and many of us even use — familiar expressions that, when you come to think about them, really defy explanation.

    As a person who’s made a living by using words, I confess I’m one of the biggest offenders; that is, I often use expression that I feel comfortable with and that I’ve heard before, but seldom am able to explain why I used such terms.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 27, 2016
  • Facebook Fake news

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Free Press of Mankato (Minn.) and was originally published on Nov. 16.

    Facebook and Google have a “fake news” problem. Other people invent some sort of nonsense and scam social media and search engines into promoting it.

    It was particularly evident late in the presidential campaign. “You can text your vote and avoid the lines!” ‘’Trump wins popular vote!” ‘’Pope Francis endorses Trump!”

  • Straight from the City: ‘Waste not’

    Sludge. It’s really not a glamorous topic. But on the other hand, any farmer can tell you it’s the earthy things that are the most fertile.

    The city’s wastewater department is doing good things with sludge.

    Used to be, the sludge by-product of our wastewater treatment system was wet, and heavy, and city employees were hauling it out to the airport by semi truck to dump it, 12 to 20 times a week.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 27, 2016

    Abortion will always be available to affluent

    So soon-to-be President Trump would like to outlaw abortions or allow states to do so, if they so choose. Does he understand the consequences?

    Abortion will still be available to those with money — always has, always will. But lower income women will be forced to bear unwanted children.  

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 25, 2016

    THUMBS UP! CHANGING OF THE GUARD

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Thankful for what’s still standing

    I may be an inky wretch by day, but more than that I’m a family man. My greatest role model, my father, was a family man; my mother a dedicated homemaker. And while they are gone from this earth now, I remember them as the best parents anyone could ever hope for.

    Still with me are my five brothers, all with families of their own, an ex-wife and two daughters, and a passel of cousins and others in our extended family. Every year about this time, we all get together at a retreat center in the Ozark Mountains, in my native state of Arkansas.