Category: Editorial

Red Flag Law Protects New Mexicans

By Mitchell Freedman (The RR Observer published is editorial on March 15) There are misconceptions regarding New Mexico’s “red flag” gun law. The law is designed to reduce gun suicides and gun-based domestic violence, the latter mostly against women. Eighteen States passed these laws, several since President Trump said, after the Parkland, Florida massacre (before …

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Health Care, Sick Leave Vital Weapon

DESPITE HOLLOW presidential assurances to the contrary, the coronavirus is likely to proliferate in the United States. The unfortunate condition of our country’s health care system will exacerbate the damage. The coronavirus will not spare any demographic group. This includes the uninsured food service worker for whom seeing a doctor is cost prohibitive and the …

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Red Flag Law Letter to the Editor – Published in the RR Observer 02/23/20

The following was published in the Rio Rancho Observer on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The author is Judy Gordon a member of the Sandoval County Precinct 74 Committee. Dear Editor: Kudos to our Democratic governor and New Mexico Legislature for their action to prevent suicides and domestic violence through the passage of the Extreme Risk …

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This Is No Way To Run A Democracy-Look at Iowa

For Rio Rancho Observer Published February 17, 2020 There are four early state Presidential election contests.  Taken together the first four contests may be representative of a broken system. The first and second contests are biased in a way that knocks too many viable candidates out before they have been vetted by a cross-sample of …

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Bill Woldman – Candidate for Corrales Councilman

This March 3rd, with early voting starting on February 4th, Corralenos will be asked to fill three vacancies on the Village Council.  I would like to urge you to vote for Bill Woldman to fill the District 2 seat.  For the past 21 years Bill and his wife Barbara Bayer have lived in Corrales.   Bill …

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NM Legislative Session

By Daymon Ely, Democrat, District 23 New Mexico House of Representatives. The Legislature starts up again on January 21.  Every even year is a short session – 30 days.  Every odd year is a long session – 60 days.  In the long session, anything goes.   This means that there is no limitation on the …

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Teacher Shortage Imperils State’s Public Education

By Charles Goodmacher Jonny is a fourth-grader in a small, rural school in New Mexico. His teacher lacks any form of teacher’s license. It’s common for long-term substitutes to teach for an entire year or more in this school. Jonny’s class is reported in a statewide report that shows 644 teacher vacancies. Daniella is a …

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An Editorial by Karen Schafer

To the editor of the Rio Rancho Observer: Your cartoon making fun of Greta Thunberg in the December 29 edition was totally inappropriate and insulting.  This young woman has done more to bring awareness of the climate crisis than any other single individual.  To deny that there is a crisis in short sighted and aligns …

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