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Today's Opinions

  • Editor's Note - Challenging the charter

    For crying out loud, the new city charter has been sitting there for two years, so why wait until after the Jan. 10 filing date to seek a summary judgment?

    The answer, from the man who wants to challenge the new charter, is that he should have done it earlier, but since he didn’t, it’s better to do it now rather than after the March 6 municipal elections.

  • Acupuncture needs to be included

    In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, a health insurance reform law intended to ensure access to quality and affordable health insurance for all Americans. Starting in 2014, most health plans will be required to offer a comprehensive package of items and services to patients, known as “essential health benefits,” or EHB.

    Under the new law, EHB must cover certain specific services including emergency services, maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs as well as preventive and wellness services, among others.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRIBLE TIMING. We understand the need to resolve certain legalities, once and for all, regarding the city’s new charter, but now?  Las Vegas councilor Andrew Feldman said the more he studied the new charter, which was passed by a majority of voters in 2000, the more he grew concerned, so now he’s ready to challenge it in court.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 27, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 27, 2012
  • A tremendous influence

    I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 1970. I was a physics and mathematics major. Many people at Highlands had significant influences on my career and life, which has turned out quite successfully, but none were more important to me than Dr. Kim Kirkpatrick.

  • Education is the reason for schools

    When a few experts get together and develop a possible plan for a new unified school district, things might move beyond the talking stage.

  • Water comes before economy

    To the mayor and councilors:

    Let me point out some realities. Most if not all of you know these realities already — so, in part, I may be speaking to those who wish to occupy your seats after next month. I hope they take note.