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Local, state politics too often overlooked

March 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When it comes to politics, many people tend to overlook the happenings in their local communities. Instead, they focus on national politics, which senator is doing what and who’s running for president. While it is good to know what your nation is up to, it’s just as important to also get involved with and stay [&hellip...

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Better-paid employees: McDonald’s is lovin’ it

March 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch On April 1, 2015, in what some people thought was an April Fools’ Day joke, McDonald’s Corp. announced that it was raising wages and improving benefits for workers at its 1,500 company-owned restaurants in the United States....

A bright life calling in an obscure story

March 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Rivers dyed green and flowing beer can be nice; so can green beads, green pins and T-shirts proclaiming one’s luck on this day, all adorned with a glittery four-leaf clover, because it just wouldn’t be special without glitter. But let’s be truthful. The...

China is key to N. Korea sanctions

March 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News Unlike Iran, North Korea has been impervious to international efforts to force it to forswear the use of nuclear weapons. But new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council last week offer at least the possibility of...

Wrapping the session in signings and vetoes

March 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

March 9 was a deadline for Gov. Susana Martinez. That was her last day to either sign into law measures passed in the recently adjourned legislative session or kill them off with a veto. According to nmpoliticalreport.com, 101 bills were passed during the...

Party heads miss boat

March 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Silver City Daily Press SILVER CITY — Backwardness and even corruption in New Mexico politics is nothing new — in fact, it might be one of our state’s most enduring traits. Still, it is difficult to see the supposed openness of our political system laid...

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Surprising safety tips to remember at Easter time

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This column will be a first for me. Soon it will be the eighth Easter through which I have been writing this purported “safety column” for the Roswell Daily Record. I looked it up. I have never (that’s right, never) written an Easter Safety Column! It...

School district has hands full

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week was a good example of how education is sometimes the last thing on the agenda at our schools. But it’s not the educators’ fault; it’s the world in which we live. School violence is commonplace across our nation, forcing principals and teachers...

Canine distemper preventable with vaccinations

March 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The recent outbreak in the Roswell area of canine distemper, a very serious and highly contagious disease, is very concerning. Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is related to the measles virus in humans. The virus does not affect just dogs. It also...

Military transport raises questions

March 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The subjects of UFOs and clandestine government operations have been popular topics of discussion among Roswellians since the famed flying saucer incident in 1947. Curiosity in UFOs and secret military weapons came to the forefront of the minds of many locals...