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Optimism makes life bearable, make it a priority

February 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Editor’s note: The following was originally submitted to the Roswell Optimist Club as part of a writing contest Briana Hodge entered. From a young age, being optimistic put me ahead of everyone around me. It helped me excel in school and take a path unlike that of any of my family. The possibility of better [&hellip...

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Cheap gas no boon but we’ll take it

February 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News Don’t know about you, but we could get used to filling up our gas tank for $23. Did anyone believe we would see gasoline for sale around $1.60 a gallon again? Think back to the spring of 2012: Everyone’s talking about TV’s...

Before the Roswell Incident, there was Aurora

February 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A lot of people think of Roswell at the mention of UFOs, since that’s what made Roswell and the Daily Record famous in 1947. But did you know that there was another reported UFO crash 50 years earlier in Aurora, Texas, a small town about 50 miles northwest...

Early Bush exit shows money not deciding factor

February 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register The early presidential primaries and caucuses are doing their job of winnowing the field of contenders. The biggest development from Saturday’s Republican primary in South Carolina was that Jeb Bush, a year ago the frontrunner in...

Donald Trump’s America

February 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The headline in the Democrat-Gazette announced the good news: “Powerball craze stoked lottery’s best month ever.” Unfortunately, what’s good news for gambling is bad news for just about everybody else. For a textbook example,...

Good-government issue will resurface next session

February 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the many bills to fall by the wayside in the just-past legislative session was House Bill 307, which would have reformed the way New Mexico funds its public works projects. It was a good-government proposal that would have served the public interest...

Pretend that you’re the editor for a day

February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Pretend for about 800 words that you’re the editor of this newspaper. On this day you’re in your office a little before 8 a.m., hoping for a little quiet time to write an editorial or a column, but as usual your morning is filled with phone calls,...

Lawmakers passed the necessities

February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Legislative sessions are typically remembered for what gets passed. They’re not always known for what failed. This year’s session should be remembered for both. Aside from passing a trimmed-down $6.2 billion budget, owed to a drop in oil and gas tax...

Arrests at schools precautionary tale

February 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the dumbest things an adult can do at an airport is joke about having a gun or a bomb. Since 9/11, such talk can get you detained or even arrested. Likewise, one of the dumbest things you can do as a kid is joke around about guns or bombs at school....

Young women should consider self-defense training

February 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

According to one report, women who took a 10-week self-defense training course were significantly less likely to experience unwanted physical and sexual contact than those who didn’t. Women are often considered easy targets, likely because of the simple...