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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - June 19, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Philadelphia Daily News on the mass shooting that left 49 people dead (June 15):

    In this image-driven world of ours, it’s harder and harder to find any image that has the power to arrest the viewer. But this one — an upside-down American flag, signaling a nation in distress — had that impact on us when we first saw it on Facebook, and we reproduce it here in the hopes that has the same effect on others.

    Because we are a nation in deep distress.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: New tourist guides offer plenty of information on state’s attractions

    Those of you who live high up in our mountains have decided summer might just be here. Thirty-two degrees was the low temperature here on May 29. No, the marigolds in pots out on the deck did not freeze, but there was thin ice in cool, shady spots.  So much for early gardening this year.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 17, 2016
  • Thumbs - June 17, 2016

    MEALS FOR KIDS

    Drive by some local parks and schools on any week day and you’re likely to see food service employees dishing out free and healthful meals for kids. Las Vegas City Schools provides breakfast and lunch at various locations, including Lincoln Park and Hannah Park. On the west side, breakfast and lunch are available at West Las Vegas High School and at the Plaza Park. A detailed account of times and sites may be found in last Wednesday’s Optic.

    ATTY. GEN. : RELEASE RECORDS

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 15, 2016
  • The Orlando victims

    We pause to reflect on the 49 men and women who were murdered at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub early Sunday morning in what authorities are calling the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

    Stanley Almodovar III, 23
    Amanda Alvear, 25
    Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
    Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
    Antonio Davon Brown, 29
    Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
    Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
    Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
    Luis Daniel Conde, 39
    Cory James Connell, 21
    Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

  • Work of Art: Give me an ‘A’

    “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” I hope the words (or at least their promise) from the book of Matthew come clear in this recounting of graduation services I’ve attended.

    Late in May, I attended a complete graduation ceremony and part of another. The ceremony I stepped in and out of was to take a photo.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 12, 2016