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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 5, 2016
  • Vote this Tuesday

    If you think that this Tuesday’s election isn’t important because it’s just a primary, think again. The General Election isn’t until November, but all local races in San Miguel and Mora counties will be decided Tuesday because no Republicans filed for the posts.

  • Another Perspective: Maximizing student success

    The number of students who leave college before they complete their education is a depressing statistic. Here in New Mexico, approximately 14 percent of students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years. The six-year graduation rate in New Mexico is only about 42 percent; a better number, but still far too short of where we need to be. Too many students leave with little to show except what too many of them consider a personal failure and debt.

  • Just a Thought: We are governed by the law of the harvest

    Who you are today is no accident. Where you are today is no accident. You are who you are and where you are because of choices you have made. It is the Law of the Harvest. You will not find the Law of the Harvest written into our federal laws. You will not find the Law of the Harvest written into our state or city laws. Yet the Law of the Harvest governs each of us.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 5, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on free speech (May 31):

    In the seven volumes of “Harry Potter,” J.K. Rowling told millions of readers a story about the power and triumph of love. Earlier this month, accepting an award at the PEN American Center gala, she issued a reminder about dealing with hatred.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 5, 2016

    Let’s get kids to read

    Get kids to read during the summer — we’re hearing this message from the recent Optic editorial (May 25), from the Optic’s lead article by the editor “Stopping the Summer Slide” on the Governor’s initiative to “entice” kids to read, and everywhere.

    Right here in Las Vegas, the same message is loud and clear:  make sure that all kids have good books to read this summer. And here is an answer.

  • Laura M. Shields: Brilliant professor, researcher

    A great source of daily news for me is the weekly morning news broadcast on KFUN  Radio with Joseph Baca behind the microphone. Once in a while I can add to a story he talks about, mainly because I have lived here so long.

    A very recent item in his talk show was about the beautiful front, the facade of the Coronado Theatre in Las Vegas.

    I am confident the face of this building is still there, just covered up with a fake, a new front. A highlight of my growing up here was being able to attend Saturday afternoon matinee movies with my best friend, Joanie.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 3, 2016