Category: Editorial

RBG Seat Grab

I am compelled to write this letter in fairness to all the people of our Nation. We have just lost a Supreme Court Justice who was beloved by many Americans. She fought for justice for all—women’s rights, black lives, immigrants and too many more to mention here. In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death, …

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All Lives Matter

By Alexis Jimenez September 15, 2020 All lives Matter! I believe this. That’s why I joined my neighbors at what is being called the Black Lives Matter protest here in our city of Rio Rancho. Imagine my shock when I walked up to what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration, only to be jeered …

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Rally in Rio Rancho

BY KATHERINE PEREZ Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 8:00am Editor: On Saturday evening, I joined a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Rio Rancho to show my support for their efforts to work toward equitable treatment for all people in our communities regardless of the color of their skin or ethnic background.  The members of …

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Politics Chips Away at Our 10-year Census

By Judith Gordon / Bernalillo Resident Published: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 12:02am Updated: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 10:06am In the Albuquerque Journal I am a retired federal senior executive who worked for 20 years for the inspector general of the Department of Commerce. Oversight of the decennial census was one of our most …

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USPS is Essential for Residents/Voters

ANN E. KEPLEY Bernalillo ABQ Journal, September 9, 2020 I AM responding to the Aug. 23 news article “House passes bill to reverse USPS changes.” The mission of the U.S. Postal Service is to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service. Our founders felt it necessary to place this power in the Constitution …

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Requesting Evidence from NM Senator

From Rio Rancho Observer – Sunday, 8/31/2020 Editor: Having just read N.M. Sen. Craig (his editorial here). Brandt’s editorial (Aug. 23 “Gov. does not follow science…”), I have a question for the senator. Where is your scientific proof that it is safe to gather indoors in restaurants, churches, etc.? Cases spiked dramatically in Georgia when …

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Hampered Delivery, not Fraud, the Threat

By Joan Rueckhaus / Bernalillo Resident – In the Albuquerque Journal August 25th If democracy were not hanging in the balance, the recurring smear that Democrats are the radical party would be laughable. As reported by the Aug. 12 Albuquerque Journal, a Trump campaign official, referring to the Democrats, said, “The campaign is seeking to …

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Democrats Must Lead in Next Outbreak

William Bumgarner, Albuquerque Journal, Guest Column, August 19 … Most of us don’t want to think about the next pandemic. But we should. Climate change, industrial animal agriculture and deforestation increase our risk for new pandemic diseases, and these problems will not be controlled soon enough. Globalization and international travel allow localized diseases to blossom …

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We Must Work Together to Solve Our Problems

Gary Tripp, Albuquerque Journal, Guest Column, August 19 Amidst a global pandemic and economic catastrophe, we the people are coming to recognize our shared humanity, common values, and mutual interests. Rather than letting demagogues divide us, we are uniting, regardless of party affiliation and documentation status, in our fight for social and economic justice. We …

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Candidates, Set Up Websites

Kathleen Lipnis, Rio Rancho Observer, Letter to the Editor, August 16 I am a new resident of New Mexico and find it very frustrating to find out information on candidates before elections. It seems that many candidates do not have websites or Facebook pages. Case in point: I am very interested in the upcoming District …

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