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Reformers wrestle with deadly force

February 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

St. Louis Post Dispatch The decision to use deadly force shouldn’t depend on municipal boundaries. Police agencies here can and should lead the way by coming together around a common set of standards and practices that protect both police officers and the citizens they serve. On Aug. 19, 2014, 10 days after Michael Brown was [&hellip...

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No-kill shelter a worthy goal

February 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” — Abraham Lincoln Let the Roswell Daily Record go on record with an issue we’ll be editorializing on: We’d like to see a no-kill animal shelter in...

Behavioral health story gets new ‘legs’

February 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he had cleared 10 providers of behavioral health care services of any criminal wrongdoing. Both politically and legally, this latest announcement gives new legs to an issue that took root more than...

Moving from the big city to small town

February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I recently moved from a city to a small town — from Portland, Oregon, a city of over 600,000, to Roswell, New Mexico, a town of 48,411. I recently heard one analogy comparing small towns to a small pond with a smooth surface. It is slower to change. Cities...

A day for all sweethearts

February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Maybe you’ll see them strolling through a city park holding hands, or eating out at one of Roswell’s intimate restaurants. Or maybe just dinner and a movie. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they’ll find plenty of...

Area blessed with ample water supply

February 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of this area’s greatest natural resources is its water. It may not taste the best, but it’s more than we need — and that’s something most New Mexico communities don’t have. Water is a perpetual issue in many areas of our state, but not here. A...

Deficit, national debt to soar

February 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News The omnibus budget deal and accompanying tax breaks for businesses and individuals that Congress agreed to in December will put a greater strain on the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest...

Rescue a pet, save a life, bring joy to your own life

February 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Most everyone has that special animal that’s somehow managed to worm its way into their hearts and homes. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — whether it’s a dog, cat, horse, snake, hamster or rat, domesticated animals have always...

NFL’s deep pockets like those of tobacco industry

February 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A history professor at Purdue University once told us the phenomenon of history repeating itself might be a helpful learning tool for anyone looking to invade the Russian front in the summertime, but had little value otherwise. Twenty years later, I feel as...

Could Marco Rubio win New Mexico?

February 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We’re four months away from the primary elections in New Mexico — a lifetime in the world of politics. By the time New Mexicans get to vote for their choice in the already-dwindling field of candidates for president, the races will probably be down to two...