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Low-cost spay-neuter clinic needed in Roswell

February 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell has a pet overpopulation problem. That’s something we can all agree on. Every week, the Daily Record takes pictures of homeless animals at both the city’s Animal Control shelter and the Roswell Humane Society shelter on East McGaffey Street. While some of the animals featured in the newspaper and on Facebook do get adopted [&hellip...

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Dealing with being a loner and feeling abandoned

February 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There are some teens out there who are usually loners and don’t have many friends. Loners stay back where they are not noticed because they would rather not be. I know this because I am a loner and this is how I feel. As a loner, you pay better attention to...

Zika infection a serious threat

February 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

New York Times The World Health Organization (WHO) and its director general, Dr. Margaret Chan, were right to declare the Zika virus an international public health emergency, even if its suspected link to severe birth defects has not been proved. The...

Planned Parenthood probe based on facts

February 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Houston Chronicle In today’s hyperpartisan political climate, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s straightforward description of the grand jury’s findings in its investigation of charges that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for...

In search of a coffee (or tea) culture in town

February 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

They’re everywhere in Anchorage. Bright pink siding with white trim, or yellow with purple trim, or teal with yellow trim; maybe cedar sided for a more Alaskan rustic look. They have cute names like Heavenly Cup Espresso and Rae Rae’s. Pin-Ups Espresso is...

The latest, and best, ethics commission push

February 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Perhaps this will be the year when we actually get some decent ethical standards in place for state officials. It’s a long-running issue that seems to resurface every time someone gets in trouble, but for various political and provincial reasons, nothing...

Narrowing the field to five candidates

February 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead. The political newcomer logged a second-place...

I may be new to town, but the RDR sure isn’t

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s an exciting new chapter in my life, to return here to the Roswell Daily Record. I’m honored to be following my father, Robert Beck, and brother Cory, as publisher. They loved this newspaper and I do too. Since my father (who now resides in the San...

Legalization hits critical majority

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

New Mexico’s citizenry is ready to legalize marijuana, according to a recent poll, but it probably won’t make any difference in this current legislative session. But it’s getting closer — whether Gov. Susana Martinez likes it or not. Last week,...

Time for NMMI battle to stop

January 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Who was right and who was wrong barely matters anymore. What matters now is that the New Mexico Military Institute is being hurt by the years-long struggle between NMMI and its alumni association, and it needs to end here. Nearly three years ago, NMMI...

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