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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: A prescription for success

    By Francine Jacobs, MD.

    As a physician, I know that when you have a cure for an ailment, you use it. You don’t waste time, because you know that delay only makes the condition worse. New Mexico has a problem. We’re at the bottom of nearly every indicator of child well-being. We know what works and we’re actually giving the right medicine to a few lucky kids. But most are not getting the cure, even though we know it works and we have the resources to get it to them.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 4, 2014

    THUMBS UP! AN AMAZING ADVOCATE

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 4, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Keeping democracy alive

    By Dede Feldman and Doug Turner

    Happy 238th Birthday, America! It’s also the birthday of the Federal Freedom of Information Act, which appropriately was born on the Fourth of July in 1966. We hope all Americans — Republicans, Democrats and independents — will observe this day by remembering the values that unite rather than divide us.

  • Nuestra Historia - The formidable Don Eugenio

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Born in 1837, Eugenio Romero was two years younger than his brother Trinidad. In 1882 he was elected the first and only mayor of the combined city of east and west Las Vegas, before the eastside broke away and established itself as a separate municipality. (Don Eugenio alone held this distinction for almost 90 years, until the consolidation of our municipalities in 1970).

  • Letters to the Editor - July 4, 2014

    Community 1st helps businesses
    If you saw Monday’s Optic about Community 1st Bank, you may question the reasons for the regulators “concern.” I know as much about banking regulations as a hog knows about Sunday. This I do know: Community 1st Bank has provided the loans I needed to grow my business. They provided similar loans to other local entities, loans that make growth and survival possible.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 4, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star on the need for CASA volunteers (June 28, 2014):
    If you agree that not much is sadder — and potentially more unsettling to our society — than a child torn from his or her home, here is a way you can make a difference, one kid at a time.

  • Let’s be civil

    We understand the concern that some in this community have about Gov. Susana Martinez being selected as this year’s grand marshal for the Fourth of July Fiestas parade.

    Martinez has done a great deal to help this community address its precarious water situation, and for that, she deserves our gratitude. But the fact is that this is a gubernatorial election year, and Martinez, a Republican, is running for re-election.