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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Zion Hill and the early Protestant churches

    The first religious edifices erected in east Las Vegas were the Episcopal and Methodist churches, built within months of each other, at the intersection of Eighth Street and National Avenue, known since then as Zion Hill.

  • A memorable Christmas

    This Christmas holiday was the most memorable of all. First of all, I would like to say “thank you” to everyone who went out of their way to make a local family here in Las Vegas have a very Merry Christmas.

    My husband had called me at home one evening to say that the Fire Department was passing out ham dinners to families in need and did I know of such a family. I looked on my phone list of children that we see in the clinic and called the first family I saw.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Jan. 6, 2012

    The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on the Iowa Caucus (Jan. 4) — Iowa receives a lot of national attention during presidential caucuses. It also receives a lot of criticism. This year was no exception.

    The state isn’t representative of the country, some say. It isn’t diverse enough to be the place political parties begin selecting their nominees.

  • Ideology and voting

    Following a political doctrine can be a destructive path. Look what happened last summer, when some tea party Republicans placed their no-tax convictions above the national interest. The result was a stalemate over raising the debt ceiling until the 11th hour, which helped convince Standard & Poor’s that America’s AAA credit rating was no longer deserved — and, for the first time in history, the nation’s credit rating was lowered.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 4, 2011
  • Work of Art: That fourth-floor issue

    Like Banquo’s Ghost, “it will not down.” The Stapleton-Espinoza-Gov. Martinez brouhaha keeps appearing in the press and on TV. Since it seems everybody has had a turn, here’s mine:

    To review: Angry at KRQE’s Larry Barker for his investigative piece, the Albuquerque Democrat State Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, directed some of her umbrage at a Republican representative, Nora Espinoza, from the southern part of the state, accusing her of “carrying water for the Mexican on the fourth floor.”

  • Hopes for the new year

    With a new year, hopes run high that things can and will get better. In that vein, we offer here some community wishes for Las Vegas in 2012.

    It would be nice to see moisture, all year long, but not so the city can become complacent in its efforts to develop a secure water supply — not just for today but 20 years down the road. Las Vegas needs other sources to offset its dependence on the Gallinas River, and it needs to stop the leaks in the dam and the pipes. In 2012, the city could take a big step forward, or backward, depending on its leadership at City Hall.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 1, 2012