Today's Opinions

  • Immediate attention

    City officials have every right to be upset over renovation efforts at a public housing project in West Las Vegas — it appears that the contractor, Nambe Construction of Santa Fe, has made a mess of things. And if the company doesn’t act fast to correct the situation, the city will be justified in terminating the contract and looking for someone else to finish the job.

  • Work of Art: What will the people say?

    It’s just my luck to have been raised in a family where appearance might not have been paramount, but it was nevertheless w-a-y ahead of whatever was in second place.

    My mother, the late Marie Trujillo, would have been scandalized had we little Trujillos done anything to bring dishonor to the family. A devout Catholic, Mom probably added a couple of beads to the rosary she carried, something that ponders, “Que dira la gente?”

  • Too much doubt for execution

    Troy Davis is scheduled for execution in Georgia today for the murder of a policeman, even though almost all the original witnesses have signed affidavits reversing their earlier testimony. Most claim their testimony was forced by the police. Numerous witnesses have said that another man, one of Davis’ original witnesses, has claimed to have committed the murder.

  • West’s policy usurps rights

    The West Las Vegas School Board is flat-out wrong to have passed a policy prohibiting audio or video recordings of its Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings between educators and parents. It’s unfair to the parents and the students involved; it places the legal interests of the district over the rights of the parents and their children; and it drives a wedge between the educators and the parents who seek what’s best for their kids.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 19, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Poverty and hopelessness

    The numbers that came out of a recent U.S. Census report are alarming. If well-off Americans don’t heed the warning signs, they could indeed be facing a serious backlash.

  • Don’t blame the dittoheads

    The following is a response to your column on Aug. 29, “Facts and opinions.”

    I am a “dittohead.” Yes! I listen to Rush Limbaugh! But you got it wrong. Dittoheads are not robots. Dittohead no longer believe the spin and distortions from omission of facts that Mainstream Media perpetuate.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! RADIO THREATS. Let this be a lesson for all who get their hands on a radio used by emergency personnel — don’t mess around with it. The Federal Communications Commissions has announced that it intends to impose a $25,000 fine against a local man who got hold of a police radio and used it in an inappropriate way.