Today's Opinions

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    IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT. Seventeen people filed on Tuesday for three Las Vegas municipal seats, making it the largest slate of candidates for so few openings at least in recent memory. Nine people filed to run for mayor — the first four-year term for that position, if the new charter holds up, while two filed for the Ward 2 council and six others for Ward 3.

  • Nuestra Historia

    By Jesus Lopez

  • Letters to the Editor

    Remembering diversity

    Regarding Work of Art, “That fourth floor,“ of Jan. 4:
    There were no Mexicans on the fourth floor where I grew up. No buildings were that tall. There were indeed countless Mexicans in the fields and orchards, and I was right there with them. Chopping sugar beets, picking apples, tomatoes, peaches, pears, black berries, quinces, crab apples and etc. I dreaded working in the endless rows next to a Mexican lady. She would arrive at the noon time lunch truck long before me. And the boss noticed.

  • Saving for a rainy day

    The forecast of “new money” appears to be motivating our lawmakers and governor to fall into an old habit of thinking about today but not tomorrow.

    After three years of revenue shortfalls, it appears that a slight economic rebound in New Mexico is likely to lead state government into some extra money. Some $254 million in additional revenue is projected for the state budget, and lawmakers are already proposing ways to spend it.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2012
  • Work of Art - One is swell, other is lousy

    Several years ago, I made a trade: a bicycle I hardly used for a dachshund. Heidi (what else does one name a weenie dog?) had acquired bad manners, gulping her food, piddling on the carpet when chided and scratching and chewing on wooden items.

  • Municipal filings

    Tuesday is a big day for Las Vegas. It’s filing day for mayor and two city council seats. And judging by an undercurrent social media and “coffeeshop” talk around town, there will be a full slate of candidates running.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 9, 2012