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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    Pick up any news article that deals with the bestowing of some sort of honor, be it the Super Bowl championship, winning the presidency of the United States, being named a beauty queen or being appointed hallway monitor at your high school. It doesn’t matter.

    What these supposed honors have in common is the choice of words the awardees use. Invariably, you’ll run across “humbled,” as in “I’m humbled to have been elected president.”

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Stemming the gender gap

    By Beth Urech

    As soon as I read about the new film “Hidden Figures,” I thought it would be an ideal way to introduce the girls and young women of Las Vegas to a possibility of pursuing a STEM career!

    Dare I admit that I only recently memorized what the initials stand for. Interested? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

  • Vote on Tuesday

    Voter turnout for school board elections tends to be low, which is sad, considering that the decisions school boards make directly affect the children in our community.

    We urge registered voters to take the time to consider the candidates in their districts and other ballot measures carefully and that they show up and vote on Tuesday.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Registered voters who reside within the West Las Vegas School District will elect three board members.

  • Court funding

    It’s no secret that New Mexico’s court system is struggling. Just a few weeks ago, Chief Justice Charles Daniels told lawmakers that the courts are on life support and that the state’s budget crisis threatens to undercut constitutional guarantees to a speedy trial, funding for juries, access to court records and other basic services.

    Given those realities, we are baffled by Gov. Susana Martinez’ decision to veto $800,000 in emergency funding for the courts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 3, 2017
  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 5, 2017
  • Just a Thought: The basic elements necessary for a hero

    By Rick Kraft

    What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes.

    There is a shortage of heroes among us.  Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us.

    Can you be a much needed hero? Are you worthy of being considered a hero?

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 5, 2017

    A response to ‘Trump voters smart’
    I am dubious about Mr. Fred Moore’s defense (1/29/17) of all of those hard-working, well-informed, smart voters with college educations who helped elect Mr. Trump. So what! I believe that Bernie Madoff had a college education, was quite smart and worked hard to have duped all of those wealthy clients out of their fortunes.