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Today's Opinions

  • As It Is: Let’s not deny the truth

    Recently, the Las Vegas Council passed a resolution condemning the new law in Arizona requiring police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or detain whom they suspect is in the United States illegally.

    Will this lead to racial profiling? Many believe it will; I’m with them.

  • Letter: No authority to write that way

    It is very obvious you (editor Tom McDonald) have not sacrificed for our area, or our country either, and you are obviously not Hispanic. So, who are you to say “We say it’s time to move on.”  Who is “we,” pale face? What insult did you suffer?

    Kilmer did not apologize to any of the parties he insulted. Most of our county commissioners are not even veterans — certainly not Les Montoya, Jesus Lopez or Nick Leger, either — all at our expense!

    Don’t pile on.

    Emilio Aragon

    Las Vegas

  • Letter: Equality not in tax filings

    For the past several years, I have been hearing about “equality” from domestic partnership activists, our governor, and even the director of the Internal Revenue Service. I am in favor of “equality,” especially when it comes to paying income taxes, however, with the legalization of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships by several states and D.C., the failure of the Internal Revenue Code to recognize these relations has given them an unfair advantage over heterosexual couples.

  • Letter: Does that banner yet wave?

    In the nearly 40 years I have been here to enjoy the Fiestas de Las Vegas, they have always included a great parade. Parades here are wonderful and attendance is spectacular.

  • Letter: Help stop violence against women

    Around the world, approximately one out of three women has been raped, beaten, burned, and subjected to other forms of horrendous abuse in her lifetime, and in some countries, rates of domestic violence reach 70 percent. No country is immune — the violence crosses all borders and affects women of all ages, social groups, religions and classes.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... LOUD AND CLEAR. Members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op rejected nearly all of the 18 proposed changes to its organizational bylaws last weekend, and we want to applaud the membership for one big decision in particular. Requiring the utility to follow the state’s open meetings and open records laws is critical for the co-op’s credibility.

  • Letter: The impact on property values

    Industrial wind developers like to dismiss local community residents as NIMBYs (not in my back yard), when they object to development within a few hundred feet of their homes.

  • Editorial: Where is West's anger?

    Should our government have a zero-tolerance approach toward drunken driving? Of course it should. Unfortunately, the West Las Vegas school district has fallen short.

    Last year, the district’s head mechanic totaled a West vehicle in Moriarty. The Torrance County Sheriff’s Department said the West employee and a friend, another local mechanic, had gone to a bar and a strip club beforehand. Both went to the hospital after the crash.