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Fancy to whimsical: Joan Rivers’ belongings up for auction

June 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A black feather-embellished gown, center, owned by the late comedian Joan Rivers, is displayed at Christie’s, Friday, June 17, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers was many things: brash and brassy comedian, queen of QVC, petite mistress of great big gowns. Lesser known, perhaps, was her penchant for [&hellip...

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Is Donald Trump in the wrong country?

June 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The evidence continues to mount: Donald Trump does not understand or respect the political system he seeks to lead. The only other explanation is that he understands the system very well, and is trying to undermine its basic foundations in order to clear his...

How To Survive High School 101

June 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There comes a time in every teenager’s life when they must cross the line from “middle schoolhood” to “high schoolhood.” Middle schoolers tend to hold onto the idea that going to high school is going to be so exciting and make them look mature and...

Legislative decisions range from schools, crime to ‘solo workers’

June 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Recently, this column looked at the Legislative Council Service (LCS) report on the legislative session and considered the budget (the biggest part of the picture), listed state government’s major functions and briefly discussed Medicaid. Today we look,...

It’s not easy being a blood donor hero

June 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A story to consider: A young lady, maybe someone you know, is out on the Fourth of July with her friends. She’s laughing, enjoying some champagne out on the grass as the fireworks burst brightly in the air above. A gentle breeze is blowing, cooling the warm...

PTSD local care alert; a veteran’s thoughts on ‘yon Cassius’

June 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

PTSD-rated combat veterans and certain special needs veterans may soon have local resources set up for PTSD care and support through the Rural Veterans Coordination Program (RVCP). Regional RVCP Director Jim Cassidy, based here in Roswell, is currently...

Sexual identity, more facing students and young men

June 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sex is always a topic that gets attention, but lately it has been getting attention in some disturbing ways. Transgender rights, sexual assaults on college campuses and internet pornography have all been in the news lately — and while they’re unrelated in...

What if fear is used to promote a negative agenda?

June 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Fear makes the world bigger and more complex than it really is. There are many fear factors for many different agendas but I only want to focus on nuclear for this article, with a touch of current campaign politics. Fear is always about the “what if’s?”...

Living life can be a messy business, but don’t run from it

June 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What is the biggest mess you have ever made? How did you feel after you made it? Did you clean it up or did others? What is the biggest mess that you have ever been involved in? Did you choose to get into the mess or did it choose you? How did it feel to...

Helping homeless is a hand up

June 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Over the course of the year, as many as 17,000 people are without homes in New Mexico. Nationally, one third of the adult homeless population has a severe or disabling mental illness. An estimated 23 to 40 percent of homeless adults are veterans. These...