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Today's Opinions

  • Include educators

    Gov. Susana Martinez has made it clear that she wants to reform New Mexico’s education system, and we applaud that goal.

    Having an effective education system is critical to so many quality of life issues, economic development being chief among them. So it makes sense that the governor and her administration are making education a top priority.

    But wanting to improve the education system in this state and actually doing it are two very different things.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 23, 2014
  • Just a Thought - May the winds be always at your back

    By Rick Kraft

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 20, 2014

    THUMBS UP! NEW VIETNAM MEMORIAL
    Roughly 39 years after the Vietnam war ended, the 33 servicemen from northeastern New Mexico who lost their lives in it were honored with a new memorial. The names of those 33 men were carved onto flagstone to create the memorial, which was unveiled at Veterans Park last Saturday. It’s a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    THUMBS DOWN! FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The extraordinary Romero Brothers

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    In the first years of his freighting business, Miguel Romero and his five sons, and other family members, made the long journeys on the Santa Fe Trail themselves, from Las Vegas to St. Louis, Missouri and the great Mississippi River. Within a short time, however, Don Miguel was able to hire and provide for the many teamsters who would drive his wagons and caravans along the Trail, a journey of two months, as described in our previous column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 20, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times on homeless veterans (June 17):
    Fixing the problem of homeless veterans — actually of all homelessness — is much harder than it sounds. Even with sufficient resources, homelessness is problem that keeps coming back if we lose focus. And we have.
    Still, in recent weeks we’ve made plans for a new day with a new group of disillusioned, disaffected people — especially the veterans among them.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 20, 2014

    No room at the education table
    As you read this letter, please keep in mind that the author is a 40-plus years-educator veteran with three degrees in education, 22 years as a classroom teacher (last stint was four years ago), 15 years as a teacher educator, and two years as a consultant for a national company.