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Why the jobless figure misses so many Americans

February 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, the nation’s most respected polling firm, made a rather remarkable appearance Wednesday on CNBC. It came the day after Gallup’s website featured an opinion piece by Mr. Clifton, headlined, “The Big Lie: 5.6 Percent Unemployment.” “Here’s something,” wrote Mr. Clifton, “that many Americans —...

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Seniors aren’t interested in computers? Really?

February 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The old adage, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” certainly applies to the newspaper business. But with one exception. There are...

Computer upgrades and distant clouds

February 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The major computer system upgrade. It’s what every employee anticipates with simultaneous joy and dread. You’re happy because after months or years of working on a computer that was outdated before George W. Bush was president, you’re finally …...

Right to work legislation needs to pass

February 1, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s an old saying in business that a rising tide lifts all boats. It means that what might at first appear as an advantage for one business — let’s say easing trade restrictions for an American software company that wants to sell its products...

For drivers, NM 49th most risky state on your wallet

January 24, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

When I got to work last Monday, I was surprised to see that the red light on my office phone indicating voice messages wasn’t flashing. I was expecting at least two or three angry messages. It was only the day before that my column giving my take on the...

School bond vote is bargain for district

January 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

On Feb. 3, Roswell voters will return to the polls to decide on whether to approve the General Obligation Bond for school construction. Over the past 10 years, the Roswell Independent School District Board has completed more than $125 million worth of...

Healing needs to begin in Caraveo crash

January 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I had considered writing this column for last Sunday’s paper, but I think there were still a lot of raw emotions over a recent traffic incident that was a stark interruption to an otherwise normal, sunny day in the Alien City. On Jan. 6, a young man from...

A trip to a City Council meeting

January 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

My editor, Tim Howsare, thought it would be a good learning experience for me as an intern to go with our city editor and see a City Council meeting. So Thursday I went with Randal Seyler to see the January City Council meeting and was able to see the...

Full behavioral health audit reports must be released

January 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In the late 1970s, Meatloaf, the jumbo-sized pop singer with the equally large voice, extolled on his platinum album “Bat Out of Hell” that “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” But three out of 15 is far from acceptable by any standard. That’s only 20...

Time to de-connect from EarthLink

January 4, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

From 2000 to 2011 it was my home connection to the Internet. I would open the EarthLink program on my “gumdrop” iMac — an early 2000s model that came in five choices of yummy colors — I’d hear the tones of the a phone number dialing itself and the...