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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective: Time to reform primaries

    By J. Edward Hollington

    On June 3, 2014, voters went to the polls to cast their ballot for nominees for the General Election — if, that is, they were registered as a Democrat or Republican.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 13, 2014

    THUMBS UP! LAS VEGAS NATIVE WINS EMMY
    A 20-second TV spot urging fans to “Use Your Seahawks Voice” at games of the world champion Seattle team, was designed by former Las Vegas resident Ileana Gonzales, a graduate of Robertson High School and Highlands. The commercial earned Gonzales and her crew, with a Seattle TV station, an Emmy. The feature can be viewed on YouTube.

    THUMBS UP! CONGRATULATIONS, VATOS

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 13, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Don Miguel arrived and a dynasty was born

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For almost seven decades beginning in the 1860s, one family would dominate the social, financial and political landscape of Las Vegas and San Miguel County. Their influence would be felt throughout New Mexico, and would not end until the late 1920s.

    The sons of this Las Vegas dynasty would represent territorial New Mexico in Congress, and help ensure that New Mexico was admitted to the Union.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 13, 2014

    Deadline should have been enforced

  • Editorial Roundup - June 13, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Buffalo News on federal government initiatives to lessen college loan debt. (June 11):
    President Obama’s executive action Monday will ease the burden of college loan debt for potentially millions of Americans, and comes while Senate Democrats are working on other fixes for this growing problem.
    College student loan debt is a drag on the U.S. economy. More and more graduates are saddled with huge loans that leave them unable to buy homes, start families and contribute to the overall economy.

  • Fix the VA system

    The evidence is mounting that the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care system is broken and in immediate need of fixing.

    An audit released Monday determined that more than 1,000 veterans have been waiting three months or more for an initial appointment within the VA health care system in New Mexico. Last week, officials revealed that 3,000 patients in the medical center in Albuquerque were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them.

    And the situation in other states is even worse.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2014