Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: No right to die, high court says

    Terminally ill patients in New Mexico suffered another major loss last week when the state Supreme Court ruled that doctors cannot help them end their lives.

    Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash ruled in 2014 that the New Mexico Constitution gives patients a right to have a physician’s help in dying. Nash ruled that doctors could not be prosecuted under the state’s assisted-suicide law, which makes it a fourth-degree felony to help someone commit suicide.

  • Another Perspective: Has Las Vegas stalled on the key water issue?

    Additional water storage will let the city quit playing Russian roulette with the threats of protracted drought and climate change.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 3, 2016

    Mil Gracias

    This letter is to thank the many people who came together to help make possible books and creative activities for children in the Las Vegas community. You came from all sorts of groups and as individuals who heard the call for volunteers. You came, so many that you were lining up to become reading buddies and creativity assistants for that day or even two days. Next time we will need you even more.

  • Just a Thought: War is hell — history repeats itself

    War is hell.  Nevertheless, it has been around since man was created ... and, sadly, it is not going to go away any time soon.  John Steinbeck said “All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”

    We desire to live in a land of freedom with equal opportunities for everyone in a stable society.

    It is the American way. We each were born into this world for a time such as this.  Many have gone before us, many are living today, and many will follow after we are gone.     

  • Editorial Roundup - July 3, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Dallas Morning News on what the U.S. can learn from Brexit (June 28):

    There are lessons for the United States from last week’s Brexit vote across the pond. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has tapped into the same populist sentiment here that caused UK voters to cast ballots in favor of leaving the European Union. The consequences could be just as frightful.

    Here are three common manipulations.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: ‘Glass arm’ suddenly came around after typhoid shots
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 1, 2016
  • Thumbs - July 1, 2016

    Kudos to Annette Velarde, the city of Las Vegas’ event coordinator, and to everyone else who had a hand in organizing this year’s Fiestas.  As with last year, organizers were able to book top-notch entertainment, including Sparx, Jerry Lopez and Crossroads, Carlos Medina, Al Hurricane Jr., Jerry Dean with Christian Sanchez, Gonzalo, Sorela and Brenda and Juan Ortega. The four-day event will also feature a carnival, parade and fireworks! With entertainment like this, our Fiestas are sure to be a big hit.