More ethics bills placed in hopper

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, with the help of some House Democrats, is pushing a package of bills that she said Tuesday will bring more transparency to state government. Denish told reporters at a news conference that her package is separate from the ethics legislation package being pushed […]

Sending troops to Afghanistan wrong solution

Freedom New Mexico During the political campaign President Obama repeatedly said

United Way donation deadline near

Clovis ~ So far, $530,857 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 85% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $52,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign.

Voters to decide on alcohol sales in Bailey County

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bailey County voters will decide Tuesday on a proposal that proponents say will generate revenue for the county but opponents say could lead to increased alcohol-related arrests and promote underage drinking. A proposal to allow packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine will be listed in the general election […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]

PBS to feature campaign in N.M.

CNJ staff The PBS show ‘NOW’ will feature the presidential campaign in New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. Friday on KENW-TV. The show will examine how both political parties are working to attract first-time voters on college campuses, as well as Hispanic voters in the state. Gov. Bill Richardson will discuss how New Mexico, along with […]

United Way kicks off yearly campaign

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill and Lois Bowman, United Way volunteers, left, take cover from the rain while talking to Rusty Miller, a volunteer with the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank Thursday during the United Way Kickoff Block Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The rain didn’t keep United Way of Eastern New […]

Obama’s lack of experience hurts campaign

Freedom New Mexico Presumptive Democratic candidate Barack

He’s no ‘Big, bad John’

Entertainer Jimmy Dean and his wife Donna recently donated $1 million to Wayland Baptist University’s Second Century Campaign.