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Today's Opinions

  • Luna deserves better

    From its modest beginnings as Luna Vocational-Technical Institute to its morphing into a bona fide community college, Luna has meant a lot to the area.

    With its nursing and dental programs, the school has sent out scores of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses who populate doctors’ offices in this area and beyond. Similar boasts can be made about the dental program.

    Luna has filled numerous gaps in the areas of vocational training, auto mechanics, wood-working, the liberal arts and sciences.

  • Work of Art — A cheeseburger con queso

    I don’t know whether my childhood friend remembers any of this, but for what it’s worth, this lesson is on redundancy.

  • AG is right on drug laws

    Harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug crimes have done little to curb the drug problem in this nation, though they have resulted in overcrowded prisons.

    So it’s refreshing to hear Attorney General Eric Holder talking about a more rational approach to dealing with those who break federal drug laws. For instance, he is pledging to no longer charge low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to gangs or large-scale drug operations with offenses that require stiff mandatory sentences.

  • Another Perspective — Marketplace and Medicare

    If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear a lot over the next few months about the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new and convenient way to shop for health care coverage.

    The initial enrollment period kicks off on Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014. During that time, the Marketplace is likely to turn into a household word, as health insurance becomes the topic of TV and radio shows, newspaper articles, Internet messages and everyday conversations.

  • Mil Gracias - Aug. 26, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Ivan J. Hilton, a Las Vegas titan

    Whether before or after consolidation, few people in Las Vegas history have left a larger footprint than Ivan J. Hilton, who arrived here from Chicago in 1928 suffering from tuberculosis, seeking recovery in the salubrious climate of northern New Mexico. Born in Springfield in 1898, Hilton had been a successful Chicago stock broker and businessman.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 23, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MAINSTREET SECURES $75,000 FOR PROJECT
    Congratulations to MainStreet de Las Vegas for securing a $75,000 capital outlay award from the state Economic Development Department. The money is earmarked for renovations of the first floor of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building on Bridge Street. The goal is to turn the building into a museum to honor the history of the city’s firefighters.

    THUMBS DOWN! EAST POSTPONES ACCREDITATION

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 23, 2013