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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - June 17, 2016

    MEALS FOR KIDS

    Drive by some local parks and schools on any week day and you’re likely to see food service employees dishing out free and healthful meals for kids. Las Vegas City Schools provides breakfast and lunch at various locations, including Lincoln Park and Hannah Park. On the west side, breakfast and lunch are available at West Las Vegas High School and at the Plaza Park. A detailed account of times and sites may be found in last Wednesday’s Optic.

    ATTY. GEN. : RELEASE RECORDS

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 15, 2016
  • The Orlando victims

    We pause to reflect on the 49 men and women who were murdered at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub early Sunday morning in what authorities are calling the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

    Stanley Almodovar III, 23
    Amanda Alvear, 25
    Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
    Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
    Antonio Davon Brown, 29
    Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
    Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
    Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
    Luis Daniel Conde, 39
    Cory James Connell, 21
    Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

  • Work of Art: Give me an ‘A’

    “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” I hope the words (or at least their promise) from the book of Matthew come clear in this recounting of graduation services I’ve attended.

    Late in May, I attended a complete graduation ceremony and part of another. The ceremony I stepped in and out of was to take a photo.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 12, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon - June 12, 2016
  • Editorial: Supreme Court got it wrong

    The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sets forth a list of rights that we are entitled to in the event that we are charged with committing a crime. The list includes such things as the right to a speedy trial, the right to an impartial jury, the right to confront accusers and the right to an attorney, important protections aimed at giving a criminal defendant a fighting chance in court.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 12, 2016

    Unhappy with dean of students pick

    New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner has hired Bill Taylor to be HU’s dean of students and has lauded him for his “great success and high integrity ... talent and commitment.”