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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 2, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on troublesome Texas death penalty (Dec. 28):
    Troublesome Texas death penalty
    Those people and institutions opposed to the death penalty — this newspaper, for one — might ordinarily be encouraged by the year-end report on executions in Texas.

  • An example for us all

    Many people know Daniel Martinez as the stellar high school athlete who won 12 individual and team state championships while a student at Robertson High School.

    As impressive as those victories were, they pale in comparison to the victory the 22-year- old achieved after high school and the path he has chosen to follow because of that experience.

    His inspirational story should serve as a lesson to all of us to fight like hell when confronted by obstacles and to allow those experiences to shape us into better human beings.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 31, 2014
  • Work of Art: Shortcut through the house

    My family of five siblings, two parents and a bachelor uncle lived in a tiny house on Railroad Avenue: eight of us in a house with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Night-time required a degree in logistics, as the living room needed to remain pristine and was not for sleeping. Severino and I rolled out a foldaway bed at night and wheeled it into the kitchen-laundry room combo in which Tio Juan also slept.

  • The cost of DWI

    If ever there were a cautionary tale about drinking and driving, it would be the Wayne Lovato case.

    Lovato, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse resulting in death and to one count of child abuse not resulting in death or great bodily harm stemming from a 2013 alcohol-related crash that left two young girls dead and several others injured.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 29, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The years, coming and going

    It’s all a matter of perspective. The year 2014 might have been a great one for you. Or it could have been hell. I hope for your sake it was the former rather than the latter, but either way it’s a good time to look back — and forward.

    Politically, it was a rough year for the Democrats, both here in New Mexico and in the halls of Congress. Gary King got trounced in November, but we all pretty much knew that was going to happen. It must have been a tough, tough year for the retiring attorney general, as he started out behind and lost ground from there.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 26, 2014

    THUMBS UP! PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH AT HIGHLANDS
    We applaud the Highlands University Board of Regents for the manner in which it is conducting the search for its next president. Regents decided last week to appoint a 13-member search committee to screen applicants and come up with a more manageable pool of applicants for the board. Regents will then conduct interviews and ultimately decide who will be the university’s next president. Regents appointed Doyle Daves to lead that search committee, and that was a wise choice. We wish the committee luck in its work.