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Incessant lottery tinkering does no one any good

It’s become a perennial expectation that a senator or representative feels the need to tweak the lottery scholarship formula. They can’t stand to leave it alone. This year the honor has gone to Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Bernalillo. His Senate...

 

Opinion: State lawmakers need to embrace ethics commission

New Mexicans voted Nov. 6 overwhelmingly (75 percent) in favor of Constitutional Amendment 2, establishing an ethics commission to oversee the foxes in the hen house, aka the Roundhouse. That message can’t get much clearer for those representing...

 

Opinion: Adults teaching MMA, not sportsmanship

Basketball is a religion in Northern New Mexico. More people attend a Thursday night basketball game than all the churches in the Valley combined on Sunday morning. There is no doubt the passion and emotion of the game is strong here. However,...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: AG needs to step up in public record case

This isn’t about a sexual predator being allowed to run loose in our schools for many years. Gary Gregor moved from Utah to Santa Fe to McCurdy Charter School to Los Alamos to Española. He cut a wide swath through leaving a trail of broken...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Sealing juvenile records not in public's interest

City officials think we have a gang problem. It’s more like we have a delinquent teenagers problem that festers, becoming an adult felon problem. This is one of the many reasons the New Mexico Supreme Court should not seal juvenile records. The...

 

Sanctions imposed after Homecoming brawl

ESPANOLA — Three sanctions have been imposed on the Valley High School football team after a brawl broke out between players in their Oct. 5 Homecoming matchup versus Bernalillo High School. The game was forfeited by the Sundevils with 6:23 remaini...

 

Opinion: Plaintiffs should try being more socially conscious

The cliché is, we’re a litigious society. Two clearly frivolous lawsuits were in the news recently. Both should remind everyone that we learn to walk about age 2. As a child, surely your parents admonished you, “Watch where you’re going....

 

Volunteers execute 17-hour rescue

ESPANOLA — Paramedics rushed a married couple to the hospital just past midnight Oct. 8 after they each sustained serious injuries when a tree fell onto their tent near Trampas Lakes. Luke and Meredith Austin, of Amarillo, were camping at the...

 

Opinion: Good guys win one with punitive damage decision

ESPANOLA — Finally: a win for the good guys, when it comes to keeping government processes open to the public. Justice Miles Hanisee wrote in a Sept. 24 Court of Appeals ruling that Marcy Britton had the right to attorney fees, costs and damages,...

 

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