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King gave nation a better future

January 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In New Mexico, Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t that big of a deal to a lot of people. Businesses choose to remain open for the federal holiday, essentially ignoring the federal holiday. We’ve got enough paid days off, they seem to be saying, so why incorporate another holiday into the mix? And besides, it’s [&hellip...

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Poll: Government our biggest problem

January 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Orange County Register For the second year in a row, government was the largest problem facing the nation, according to Gallup polls. Based on Gallup’s monthly polls of the most important issues facing the U.S., an average of 16 percent identified...

Another legislative session around the bend

January 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

So here we are, at the onset of another legislative session. It’s one of the short ones, 30 days, and it’s at the front end of an election year, so it probably won’t be an overly productive one. Sure, a budget will be passed, since that’s essentially...

Picking the right board members

January 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We commend the school board applicants who responded so quickly to this newspaper’s questions about them and their interest in serving the Roswell Independent School District in such an important capacity. In all, seven of the 11 applicants responded in two...

Governor’s office slow learners

January 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Rio Grande Sun ESPAÑOLA — Our governor has plenty of public relations problems. That’s why we thought it incredible that one of her mouth pieces would call one of our reporters eight times in 10 minutes on New Year’s Day to attack him about a Dec....

Freedom and duty

January 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Freedom is not free. For years we’ve seen the bumper stickers honoring veterans, reminding us that freedom is not free. This statement is even truer than its original intent. Certainly without a military force of men and women willing to lay down their...

Remember the critters

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Animal lovers are concerned these days that, in the frigid temperatures of late, pets aren’t being cared for as they should — so we thought we’d issue a reminder: When the weather is as cold as it has been, you can’t ignore your critters in the...

Stepping up for service

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We’ve heard it said that the toughest elected position out there is on your local school board. We can believe it. There’s nothing more important to parents than the welfare of their children, and such issues are not only of paramount importance, they can...

Observations, predictions for a new year

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s pull out my nonexistent crystal ball and take a look at what’s in store for the state of New Mexico in the year about to unfold. All predictions are based on scientific data, keen observation, brilliant insights and my own roll of the dice — which...

Executive orders and gun controls

January 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

President Obama sure knows how to kick off a new year, especially when it’s his last year in office. This week the President is unveiling his latest round of executive actions to curb gun violence. Details as of this writing remain sketchy since the White...