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Stronger state economy requires shared vision

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As elected city leaders, New Mexico Municipal League members understand the importance of creating jobs in a state where recovery from the 2008-2009 recession has been slow at best. Because the Municipal League represents the state’s 106 cities, towns and villages — from small towns like Tatum and Chama to urban hubs like Albuquerque and [&hellip...

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The complicated relationship between Christians, Jews

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

At the very beginning, all the Christians were Jews. But the Jewish leaders felt a scriptural obligation to suppress the new faith. Shortly after Jesus’ death, a wave of cruel persecution was directed against the Christians by the Jews. Christians refused...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The youth-filled Senior Olympians For the fourth straight year, older people from all over New Mexico have brought vitality to Roswell, via the state Games. The New Mexico Senior Olympics has brought more than 1,000, people 50 and older, out of their homes...

Progress? We don’t need no stinking progress

July 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I read a letter to the editor recently, vehemently opposed to a bond election to support a new pool for Roswell. It had much of the same indignation I hear each time our community looks to move forward on some project to increase the level of services to our...

What teens enjoy in Roswell over summer break

July 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Summer break is two months every student looks forward to, for many reasons. Students look forward to getting out of school to settle down and rest for the time being, to release all the stress school had put on them during the past 10 months. Lately I have...

Distance matters, Election Day voting remains most popular

July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The map of New Mexico is a vivid reminder of what starkly different worlds we New Mexicans live in — one tight clump in the center of the state and enormous open spaces dotted with small towns. The map, in this case, was provided by the Secretary of...

Roswellites, Roswellians

July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

New Yorkers. Bostonians. Philadelphians. New Mexicans. Texans. Hoosiers. All of these words are universally accepted as collective and proper nouns for people who live in the cities and states from which the words are derived. The obvious exception is...

‘Land of the Free’ only a dream for some Americans

July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

To understand the anger and frustration of the poor, minorities and the vulnerable in this country, you need either to walk some miles with them or hear from someone who has. “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” a biography by civil rights...

Veterans’ Fair July 23; VA commission report dubious

July 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Correction to last week’s headline — the Veterans Benefits and Resources Fair will be on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Mexico Military Institute. Now for the “goodies.” During a congressional visit to Roswell in 2010, two high-ranking...

Killings by cops not exclusive to the big cities

July 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Think all the killings by cops making news these days are exclusive to urban areas? Think again. Here in New Mexico, we’ve had at least five so far this year, and unless I’m missing something, not one in Albuquerque this year. For context, let’s look at...