Editorial: Campaign finance reporting isn't voluntary

02/28/2015 03:09 PM MST
Shortly after The Daily Times published a story revealing lax enforcement of New Mexico campaign finance reporting laws, the Secretary of State, who is responsible for identifying scofflaws, and the Attorney General, who can prosecute them, announced a joint task force to study the issue. 
Full Story
Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad
02/28/2015 03:05 PM MST - Venezuela teeters as economic, political strife rise A combination of falling prices on oil and major misgovernment by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is bringing that Latin American country closer to collapse and possible revolt. Full Story

Editorial Ups and Downs: Highs and lows from last week's headlines
02/27/2015 08:04 AM MST - DOWN — Once again industry money spoke loudly at the New Mexico Legislature where a bill supported by most of the state's residents — including Navajo Nation leadership and many local governments, Farmington among them — went down to defeat. Full Story

Editorial: Is this title the best of five for Piedra Vista High School wrestling?
02/26/2015 08:24 AM MST - When you're a supporter of a high school wrestling program that has won five state titles in a row, picking a favorite might seem like an impossible task. Full Story

Editorial: Yet another gridlock showdown?
02/25/2015 08:02 AM MST - In 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 13 days in a failed attempt to defund the Affordable Care Act. Full Story

Editorial: Response to suicide attempt needs work
02/24/2015 08:26 AM MST - Administrators' reaction to a Farmington High School freshman's suicide attempt earlier this month is a clear sign that staff need more training in dealing with mental health issues and bullying prevention. Full Story

Guest Editorial: The right strategy against Islamic State
02/21/2015 03:00 PM MST - Horrific events in Libya and Denmark in recent days demonstrate the two sorts of dangers posed by the fundamentalists who call themselves Islamic State: atrocities carried out in areas under its control and acts of violence committed in the West by individuals radicalized by the group's message. Full Story

Editorial: Anti-vaxxers selling a dangerous idea
02/21/2015 02:53 PM MST - Among the many social trends gaining traction in this country in recent years has been the so-called "anti-vaxxers" movement, with more and more Americans declining to have their children injected with commonly used and required vaccines. Full Story

Editorial Ups and Downs: Highs and lows from last week's headlines
02/20/2015 08:03 AM MST - UP — We were glad to hear from local business owners at the first of the Four Corners Economic Development's series of workshops about "Thriving in the New Normal. Full Story

Editorial: Lawmakers must deal with drunk drivers
02/19/2015 08:24 AM MST - A growing number of get-tough-on crime bills are piling up in the Legislature during the 60-day session in progress. Full Story

No injuries as small fire erupts by Disneyland attraction

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a small fire erupted late Saturday night near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt. Full Story