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Today's Opinions

  • 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
  • Work of Art: When Saturdays were fun

    In our youth, Saturdays were the greatest of days. For 26 cents, we could spend the entire day at the movies. Sixteen cents allowed us to enter the Serf Theater, and the extra dime would get us popcorn.

    Even though we had three thriving theaters in town, including the Coronado and the Kiva, most of the kids in my circle went to the Serf because the features usually were first-run and in English. There were cartoons, a newsreel and a double-feature.

  • Tuesday's election

    The outcome of the two Mora County Commission races in Tuesday’s primary should serve as a reality check to all elected officials grappling with the prospect of oil and gas drilling in their jurisdictions.

  • Another Perspective: Fathers, men’s health and Social Security

    By Ray Vigil

    This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 9 to 15. Each year we observe Men’s Health Week the week prior to Father’s Day, focusing on awareness, prevention, education and family.