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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: No more babies born in Vegas

    A very small infant in her mother’s arms was getting one of her first looks at the world in Traveler’s Coffee Café in Las Vegas.

    I couldn’t help but goo and coo at her. I began a conversation with the young couple. Where was the little one born?

    What are women doing in regard to the Alta Vista Regional Hospital Maternity Ward closure? That question has been on my mind since the hospital’s CEO, Mr. Chris Wolf, announced in March that due to “market conditions” he was forced to close the OB-GYN unit at Alta Vista.

  • Just a Thought: You just need to grin and bear it

    By Rick Kraft

    I have walked a bear down the streets of Atlanta. I stood by and watched a live bear tackle a Clemson Tiger mascot, laying him out flat on his back and then crawling on top of him. I watched a bear dragging a mini trampoline run onto the football field at West Point while a play was occurring on the field.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - A world-class education requires a world-class teaching force

    By Sens. Bill Soules, Las Cruces; Carlos Cisneros, Taos; Linda Lopez, Albuquerque; Majority Whip Michael Padilla, Albuquerque; and Reps. Patricia Roybal-Caballero, Albuquerque; and Christine Trujillo, Albuquerque

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 28, 2016

    Luna student says it’s time for a change
     I am currently attending school at Luna Community College. I am also a veteran. I initially began the process to enroll at Luna in March of 2015.
    I had intended to start classes that summer. Upon arriving on campus, I soon realized that there was no V.A representative. This made it very difficult to apply my benefits from my time in the service to Luna.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 26, 2016

    THUMBS UP! SHE DOESN’T GET OLDER, ONLY BETTER
    At age 93, Las Vegas’ own Living Legend, Antonia Apodaca, doesn’t miss a beat as she plays her accordion. The local icon drew quite a bit of publicity recently when she performed at the Nuestra Musica program at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. The program in which Apodaca appeared was televised on KNME, channel 5.

    THUMBS UP! TRAVELING IN STYLE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 26, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Special session will put a Band-Aid on an open wound

    Susana Martinez must hate having to call the legislature into session.

    The Republican governor doesn’t have much of a record of success there, largely because of an obstinate Senate and its Democratic majority. But thanks to an inability or unwillingness to resolve matters in the last regular session, Martinez must now call her second special session this year. That must sting.

  • DOJ decision a milestone

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and was originally published on Sunday.

    The Justice Department’s decision to begin phasing out the use of private prisons is at once a milestone in criminal justice reform and an acknowledgment that the benefits of privatizing government functions were greatly oversold.