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Today's Opinions

  • Students valuable to our community

    Speaking of “tenants,” (a misspelling of “tenets” in Tom McDonald’s Editor’s Note, Feb. 18), I want to give a big and personal shout-out to my tenants: the students of Highlands University and Luna Community College, who bring all sorts of resources to our community, from gracing us with their personal intelligence and energy, to paying the high city utility deposits, and bringing additional revenues to our humble little town.

  • ‘Ran the Optic as it should be run’

    I want to thank Mr. Tom McDonald for all he has done to make sure the local news that is published in the Optic was there to benefit the community and local area. It is important to make sure the local media is truthful in its reporting, no matter who is affected. Mr. McDonald ran the Optic as it should be run. No bias and only positive criticism when needed.

    I thank you for your honesty and not backing down to the local political power brokers. I wish you the best in your next endeavor.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! RESTORING CONFIDENCE I. There’s nothing like well-kept financials to give people confidence in what they’re doing, so it’s no small feat that the city of Las Vegas, for the second consecutive year, received a clean audit. The city received an unqualified opinion on both its financial statements and its federal awards program — the best opinion that can be received from auditors.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 22, 2013
  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 22, 2013
  • Felix, La Voz, Las Gorras and Don Lorenzo

    As we continue our current series devoted to the history of Las Vegas newspapers, we hope it is apparent to the reader that it is through the prism of La Voz del Pueblo, that we recount a momentous epoch in the tale of two cities.

    Through the eyes of La Voz founder Felix Martinez and his associates Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero, we continue to impart the social and political upheaval which occurred here as the 20th century dawned.

  • Don’t compromise with the unethical

    Mr. President, much of your State of the Union speech was wonderful and I compliment you on it.

    I am proud of you for being outspoken about the reality of climate change and your commitment to actually act to mitigate its disastrous impacts.

    You mentioned that climate change is an ethical issue. As a Rabbinic Pastor, I agree with you and thank you for saying this publicly.

  • What about 20 years from now?

    I am from Hong Kong, a country already decaying from the effects of global warming. Pollution is something that I have had to live with my entire life, and needless to say, I do not want the same to happen to my new home, New Mexico.