Obama plan would prolong housing pain

It was predictable that President Barack Obama would pander again to entitlement sentiments. This time involves the misguided belief that everyone is entitled to homeownership, even at the government’s — the taxpayers’ — expense. But the president’s audacity is a bit much to take, even for an election year. Obama wants to effectively bail out […]

Lawmakers plan for Lujan absence

Trip Jennings It is unclear how House Speaker Ben Lujan’s fight with lung cancer will play out day-to-day over the next month, whether he will show up each morning or miss portions of the state Legislature’s 30-day session. Lujan didn’t address that issue in remarks Tuesday to a stand-room-only crowd in the House of Representatives. […]

Jesus’ birth beginning of fulfillment of God’s plan

In the movie, “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future who showed him the bleakness in each stage of his life and that he didn’t have a very bright future because of his past and present course. During this time of year, the Christian world celebrates […]

Parents of special-needs kids must plan for current, future financial demands

Kristin Hinson

Niesha Lofing Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. These neurodevelopmental disorders can make communication and social interaction difficult, sometimes […]

College’s growth follows strategic plan

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College has continued to grow and advance by establishing strategic priorities, goals, and accomplishing these goals through Tactical Objectives. The goals and objectives are the framework for the Strategic Plan. The College has developed five strategic plans to date. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 addressed five strategic priorities: Capture cultural, […]

Dirty Laundry: When children won’t sleep, parents get desperate

Aisha Sultan Ginger Allington was getting up around the clock to nurse her baby back to sleep. Neither she nor her husband had slept much for months, and Allington says she remembers thinking: “We need to get him to sleep longer or I’m going to die.” Her husband, Adam, described that period of time as […]

Children give touching Mother’s Day presents

Beth Whitehouse When Ryan Tierney was 11, he was a boy with a plan: To present Mom with a homemade book about their life together for Mother’s Day. He sneaked a blank notebook from the family’s closet, and every night after Robin Tierney went to sleep, Ryan worked on it. He looked through old photo […]

Child Sense: Plan your child’s summer around their sensibilities

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays are looming, and it’s hard to know what to do with our little ones. It’s a hard balance to get right. Enough time to rest, enough time to spend with family and enough activities to keep them busy and interested. By being aware of your child’s dominant sense you will […]

Letter to the editor: Conservacare unsustainable

This is an attempt to analyze some points that are pursued in various editorials and conservative articles. “Representative Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., budget would reduce the deficit.” The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) says it would increase. His expense cuts, at the expense of the most vulnerable, will go largely for more tax cuts for the wealthy. […]

Doctor shortage, red tape hurdles for Obamacare

Less than a month old, Obamacare already is loaded into an ambulance on its way to the ER. The first crisis for the health care overhaul plan is a shortage of doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, […]