Paper should look into the real issues
I have just suffered through yet another front-page story about two dogs involved in killing a horse. By my count, that's four front pages in slightly over a week.
A few questions come to mind. Is this what your paper calls “getting the hard story?” Can we expect our court system to continue to bog down with such trivia? Does this mean that every stray cat/dog will get its day in court when it does its business illegally in a back alley?
Does the Yuma Sun find it impossible to confront critical issues facing the community and the nation? Here's an example: In the last election, Judge David Haws was defeated by a narrow margin by his opponent. I don't know his opponent, so cannot speak to his qualifications. But I have known Judge Haws for many years and feel comfortable speaking to his credentials.
He is the most honest and trustworthy person I have ever met, and I've met some pretty remarkable people. With over 20 years of integrity in his public service, Judge Haws was well qualified to retain the position. As a community/nation, have we sunk so low into the muck that we cannot recognize a truly honest person when we see one? Are we so set on voting “the party line” or “the ethnic line” or “the racial line” or “the religious line” that common sense prohibits us from make the right and logical choice?
If we can't elect a qualified, honest person of Judge David Haws' caliber, we are a community/nation doomed by our own selfish decisions. Isn't this an issue the Yuma Sun should take to task and ask the “hard” questions “Why someone with honesty, integrity and credentials cannot get elected in this country?”
Lord knows we have a way of electing many who aren't, and prove it once they get into office.