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Speaker Egolf wants to change the rules

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After Republican Congresswoman-elect Yvette Herrell’s blowout victory over Democrat Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, Democrat Speaker of the House Brian Egolf has already begun his power grab....

We’re getting tired, but COVID isn’t

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By David R. Scrase, M.D., Secretary, Human Services Department; Denise A. Gonzales, M.D.; Val Wangler, M.D., FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health...

UFO sightings during the pandemic

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Sometimes a walk down memory lane is more appealing when it’s lined with little green men and the path is lit by otherworldly lights...

Federal lands payments more important than ever

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By Will Cavin  New Mexico has been the epicenter of America’s energy revolution over the past decade. The boom in oil and gas drilling in...

An act to sustain local journalism

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There are communities across the U.S. that have been forced to navigate the pandemic and 2020’s other challenges without local media in place to...

Collaborating to beat COVID-19

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By Dr. Thom Mason, Dr. Jason Mitchell, and Dr. David R. Scrase As COVID-19 began to spread throughout the United States, New Mexico’s public health...

Restoring balance and accountability

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By Greg Nibert State Rep. Our representative form of government is based upon the principle of checks and balances among three separate branches of government:...

Saving local journalism a bipartisan cause

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By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers  In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic...

Change in unprecedented times

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By Publisher Barbara Beck and Editor John Dilmore The Roswell Daily Record has been delivering news to the communities of Chaves County and southeast New Mexico...

NM deserves fully functioning justice system

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By Justice Judith K. Nakamura New Mexico Supreme Court Closing and locking the doors to justice is not an option during a public health emergency. Imagine you...

Census 2020: A way to make a difference

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By Brian Blalock, Elizabeth Groginsky and Ryan Stewart   As citizens of a democracy, we cherish our right to vote — and rightfully so. Every year...

Inspiration for problem-solving

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When future generations look back on this time of the coronavirus pandemic, it will appear, rightly, that our world in 2020 was a mess....

Legislation would support local news

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By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including...

The Founders’ views of a free press

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By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that...

Newspapers serve many important functions

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By Barbara Beck, Publisher of the Roswell Daily Record bbeck@rdrnews.com Our newspaper aims to provide local stories on local issues that are important in Roswell. No doubt...

New department will lift up New Mexico’s children

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By New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales On July 1, New Mexico will officially launch the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of...

Tax increases would be a mistake

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By Grover Norquist and Paul Gessing New Mexico is facing a budget deficit due to the combined forces of Gov. Lujan Grisham’s shutdown of the...

New Mexico needs a new ‘Dr. No’

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By State Rep. Phelps Anderson New Mexico’s Pandemic Special Session reveals dire need for the next Dr. No. New Mexico needs our next Dr. No, as...

Complex issues deserve thorough vetting

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By State Rep. Candy Ezzell   The State of New Mexico is in the middle of the worst fiscal crisis we have experienced since statehood. A...

Unlike absentee voting, all mail-in balloting defrauds voters

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By State Rep. Jim Townsend   The American voting system can best be described as one voter-one vote. In recent weeks, Congressional Democrats have been pushing...

Make Facebook, Google pay for local news

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By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers   If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the...

Use time to shape the new normal

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There are all sorts of suggestions out there for what to do with time spent at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Of course...

Path’s hard to follow, easy to see

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It’s been difficult to watch in recent weeks as many of the things that lend our city its unique character have been muted by...

Adjusting to the coronavirus

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Some businesses, institutions and individuals around Roswell are going through a difficult time as we all react and adjust to concerns over spread of...

Coronavirus arrives in New Mexico

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We’re in unprecedented territory in terms of reaction to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The president’s travel ban, then declaration of...

Giving voice to the youth of Roswell

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Several years ago, we came up with the idea of giving a voice to the young people of Roswell by creating a column written...

The storm that has your number

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Each year, when the first round of truly wintry weather arrives, I think back to a desert I decided to drive across years ago,...

Civic engagement, great HS football

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Local attorney Rick Kraft last week filed paperwork to appear on the ballot in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, telling the Roswell Daily Record,...

Tic Tacs a good choice for Halloween

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Halloween is still a few days away, but there are signs all around of the ghoulish and ghastly night that lies ahead. Those early...

People will always value real information

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For many who grew up prior to widespread availability of the internet, it’s difficult to imagine a life that doesn’t involve reading long-form pieces...

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