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Today's Opinions

  • Too many data breaches

    From filing tax returns and paying bills over the internet to online banking and electronic medical records, virtually every aspect of our lives is documented in an electronic record somewhere.

    There’s no question that these advances in technology have made our lives easier. But in the quest for greater convenience we have failed to do enough to safeguard the electronic systems we’re using, and we’re now beginning to realize just how vulnerable we are.

    The data breaches that have occurred in the last 18 months alone have been staggering.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Another dismal round of voting

    I had thought I’d seen it all — paying attention to the news after so many years will do that to you. Politics becomes so predictable, advocacy so redundant, today’s story so much like yesterday’s. The news, like history, tends to repeat itself.

    But last week I read a story in the Roswell Daily Record unlike any I’d ever seen before. In the Chaves County town of Hagerman, population 1,200 or so, no one voted in the school board election. That’s right, nobody. Nada. Zero. Zip. Not even the candidates themselves.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 13, 2015

    THUMBS UP! A CHALLENGE TO THE COMMUNITY

  • Editorial cartoons - Feb. 13, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - Feb. 13, 2015
  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 13, 2015

    Complications from measles overstated
    While the facts given in the editorial “Vaccinations Are Critical” are urgent, one should be aware of something called “completeness of reporting.” What this entails is the realization that not all measles infection cases go reported.

  • Another Perspective - Court system not funded adequately

    By Barbara Vigil

    Our courts require additional resources to meet the justice needs of New Mexico’s citizens. Each day, courts address the aftermath of strained social and economic conditions, including crime, child and domestic abuse, and broken family and business relationships.

    Our independent court system also supports economic growth and investment by enforcing contracts and resolving business and property disputes. And it does all of this with less than 3 percent of the state’s overall budget.

  • Just a Thought - Will you be my valentine, now and forever?

    By Rick Kraft

    The elderly couple was driving down the country road in their old pickup truck when they saw a young couple in a shiny new pickup coming toward them from the other direction. The young man was driving and the young lady was sitting right next to him, almost in his lap. He had his left hand on the steering wheel and his right arm was behind her neck resting on her shoulder. She was looking at her man with adoration, giving him all of the attention that any young lady could possibly give.