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Today's Opinions

  • Lawmaker's Perspective: Time to be cautious

    New Mexico’s economy is improving, a little, and the result is that the state budget is growing, a little, for the first time in years. But this is not the time to go on a big spending spree.

  • Nuestra Historia - New Mexico trembled as territorial titans clashed

    Early territorial New Mexico saw the beginning of a collision which continues to this day, between a centuries-old social and cultural order, and the new American way. It would explode in an epic struggle between two priests, starting with the first elections for New Mexico’s territorial delegate to Congress.

  • Nuestra Historia - New Mexico trembled as territorial titans clashed

    Early territorial New Mexico saw the beginning of a collision which continues to this day, between a centuries-old social and cultural order, and the new American way. It would explode in an epic struggle between two priests, starting with the first elections for New Mexico’s territorial delegate to Congress.

  • Buck stops with the mayor

    It looks like the city of Las Vegas is in deep trouble. Two failed audits and lord knows what else. The buck stops with Mr. Mayor. It is much out of line, unprofessional, rude and other descriptive adjectives when you castigate your counselors.

  • Won’t be fooled again by consolidation talk

    We ain’t got no semáforos (traffic lights) in old town. Have you noticed? Certain taxpayers in certain areas of our town don’t get services. Like Rodney Dangerfield, our representatives do not get listened to — even when they provide sound advice and judgement to the rest of our city fathers.

  • Challenge charter on your own dime

    OK. I was expecting a challenge to the new city charter but not now and not by a member of the city council and not on my dime.

  • Why was King murdered?

    Who murdered Martin Luther King Jr.? (re: Tom McDonald’s column, “Conspiracy theories,” Jan. 9) That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? James Earl Ray confessed to the crime and received a life sentence. Case closed.

    Three days after his conviction, Ray tried to rescind his confession and he spent the rest of his life trying to get a new trial, without success.

  • The campaign for literacy

    Congratulations to The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico for another successful event. Last week’s literacy fair — the third for Las Vegas in as many years — featured about 25 literacy-related booths, attracted more than 200 participants and was graced by the presence of the state’s First Gentleman, Chuck Franco.