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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia: Encinias, Martinez & King nixed consolidation

    In March 1967, when the House of Representatives voted on Sen. Junio Lopez’ bill to consolidate East and West Las Vegas, the lower chamber deadlocked 34 to 34, and Speaker of the House Bruce King would break the tie.

    Already considering a run for governor, King wanted to ruffle as few feathers as possible in Las Vegas, and his tie-breaking vote was against consolidation. (Three years later, King was elected New Mexico’s 23rd governor, defeating then Albuquerque City Commission Chairman Pete Domenici.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 27, 2013

    Lansing State Journal on learning from Detroit’s mistakes (Sept. 18):
    Months into Detroit’s bankruptcy, leaders of other Michigan cities have had time to contemplate the stunning implications for their own communities.
    Surely no other city could fall as spectacularly as Detroit has done. As the state’s largest city, the size and scope of Detroit’s finances dwarf those of others, so it’s likely no other Michigan city will face an $8 billion deficit.

  • Gary King is right

    Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King are at odds over who should have final say on whether same-sex marriages are legal in New Mexico.

    Martinez, who personally believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, says voters should decide the issue through a constitutional amendment. King, a Democrat, argues that the courts should decide the matter since it is a civil rights issue.

    We agree with King.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 25, 2013
  • Work of Art — What’s the big deal?

    We stopped at a fast-food place where, when you buy a burger, you get to put the mustard and ketchup on yourself. We also bought a side salad and got to pour the French vignette dressing on ourselves.

    It was one of those days, when we could smell fall in the air and the change in temperature and climate made us want to go out for a snack rather than cook at home. I guess you could say we were out to butter our own nests.

  • Yet another standoff

    Here we go again.

    With seven days left before the end of the federal fiscal year, the politicians in Washington, D.C., are once again playing Russian Roulette with the economy.

    In order to avert a government shutdown, Congress and President Obama must sign off on a budget. Seems simple enough, right?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Flood and drought; fire and rain

    Earlier this summer we were living in severe drought – running out of grass and hay for livestock, top soil blowing away in the wind, bare ground, dying trees, rampant wild fires, and a tiny trickle for a river.

    Now a few months later we have a whole new set of challenges — bridges damaged, roads caved in, homes flooded, debris spread all over, people stranded, electric and phone lines damaged, and deep erosive cuts in the land. We are all sharing this struggle with the increasingly extreme forces of nature.