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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 6, 2013

    The Gadsden (Ala.) Times on school districts, students rejecting healthier lunches (Sept. 3):
    Who turns down free money? Some school districts across the United States are, with a rousing “Enough!” to the National School Lunch Program and its new emphasis on healthier fare.
    The NSLP spends $11 billion a year on reimbursing schools for meals served and giving them access to lower-priced food.

  • Partnership is good for city

    Congratulations to the city of Las Vegas and the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico for coming together to forge a partnership that we believe will benefit our community.

    The city has an animal shelter and a responsibility to deal with stray cats and dogs in our community. The Animal Welfare Coalition is a nonprofit organization that has dedicated itself to ensuring that animals in this area are treated humanely.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 4, 2013
  • Work of Art — It doesn’twerk

    If I have 11 pine nuts and I give you five, keeping six for myself, what do we have? We have a difference of a piñon.

    What if our differences concern not quantity but time? My wife, Bonnie, and I have radically divergent conception of time, which I will now explain.

    You see, I’m likely to say to Bonnie, “We haven’t seen Diana in two years,” to which my wife will reply, “It’s been more like 10 years.”

  • Kudos to county clerk

    Civil rights in New Mexico have taken a major step forward in the last two weeks, and it’s thanks to individuals like Lynn Ellins, Alan Malott and our own Melanie Rivera.

    We’re speaking about same-sex marriage and the fact that a handful of counties — Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, San Miguel, Valencia and Taos — are now issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 2, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Judicial review needed

    By Joe McCaffrey

    Like many of the readers of this page, I have wearied of the political theater that passes as public discourse relative to the conflict between our mayor, the supporters of the Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance (aka the anti-fracking ordinance) and those who simply wish to revisit the last election. I am deeply distressed by the lack of civility shown by the parties.

  • Faire a celebration of our community

    The People’s Faire was indeed a wonderful occasion for vendors, as Mercy López’s photos in ... the Optic show.