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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 7, 2014

    City’s priorities
    are skewed

    There is no other town that comes together after a tragedy better than the Las Vegas community, especially when it comes to our children. This time, however, the city of Las Vegas has chosen to be part of the problem instead of the solution.

  • Another Perspective: Time to check your health coverage for 2015

    By Bob Moos

    Now’s the time to check your health care coverage for 2015 or sign up for the first time.

    More than 7 million Americans, including 32,062 New Mexico residents, got coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the program’s first open enrollment period a year ago.

    This year’s marketplace open enrollment begins on Nov. 15.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 7, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on treating  Ebola-fighting heroes as criminals (Oct. 27):
    The mandatory quarantine rule that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed Friday to combat the spread of Ebola underscores the need to keep politics out of this important public health issue. Policy decisions on Ebola should be based on science, not fear.

  • Significant progress

    There’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, but the $44.2 million the city has secured to help pay for critical Phase 1 water infrastructure projects is a huge accomplishment.

    Best of all, the city has the funding in place to move forward with its top priority, the Bradner Reservoir expansion project, which will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 5, 2014
  • Work of Art - Ah! Those robo-calls

    “What time is it? No! I mean, what time is it — really?”

    That question I’ve needed to answer twice a year for 48 years. The query from my wife, Bonnie, occurs 1) when Daylight Saving Time begins and 2) when Standard Time begins and DST ends. And it takes her about six months to get used to the new time.

  • Don’t forget to vote

    If you’re a registered voter and you haven’t already cast your ballot for the General Election, we urge you to vote on Tuesday.

    Most local races in San Miguel and Mora Counties were decided during the June primary, but there are still key positions up for grabs, including a San Miguel County magistrate judgeship, a Mora County Commission seat and the Mora County sheriff’s post.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 3, 2014