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Today's Opinions

  • The DREAM Act and higher ed

    “Higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” — Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26(1), signed by the United States in 1948

  • Mil Gracias - Feb. 10, 2012

    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, recently hosted the fourth annual Literacy Fair at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The theme was “Reach for the Stars — Read, Read, Read.”

    Contributing to the success of the event were the following participants: Las Vegas City Schools, West Las Vegas Schools, Luna Community College, Highlands University, United World College, Carnegie Library and Tome on the Range.

  • Nuestra Historia - Lamy ends leadership of Hispanic clergy

    The little priest from old Albuquerque, who could neither speak nor understand English, won the election to become the Territory’s delegate to Congress in 1853. When he arrived in Washington, Padre José Manuel Gallegos requested an interpreter, a gesture truly symbolic of the great divide between New Mexico and its new American sovereign.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on Canadian law and HIV (Feb. 7) — At the heart of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy, a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV: If the infected individuals are receiving effective treatment or if they use a condom, it’s their right to remain, as it were, silent.

  • Informational meetings

    Timothy Dodge is on to something. As Las Vegas city manager, he’s been spearheading a series of informational meetings for the people running for mayor and council, and the benefits are significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 8, 2012
  • Work of Art - A doggy-dog world

    A few weeks back, I told the saga of Heidi, my dachshund whose manners were bad, and in an effort to train the dog, my friend Bob McIntosh suggested we have Heidi meet and live with Bob’s Great Dane, “Duke,” the canine with perfect manners.

    There was a doggone education that followed, but I don’t think Bob ever forgave me for owning a dog that passed her bad culinary habits on to Duke.

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.