Settlement reached in former Melrose police chief case

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Dreiling Sharna Johnson A confidential settlement has been reached in a discrimination case launched by a former Melrose police chief against the Village of Melrose and former Mayor Lance Pyle. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions confirmed Monday it was notified Friday the parties had reached an agreement, according to spokeswoman Joy Forehand. She […]

Journalists would benefit from shield law

Freedom New Mexico When Congress returns from vacation in September, after the major-party conventions, the Senate would do well to take up what sponsors call the Free Flow of Information Act, which most people term a federal shield law for journalists. As the government has grown and become more secretive in the wake of the […]

Congress subject to same laws as rest of us

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist The Bush administration has a habit of misreading the Constitution, pushing its powers as far as possible and expecting Congress to meekly go along. But now the House of Representatives has decided to fight back — not by asserting its rightful prerogatives, but by misreading the Constitution, pushing its powers […]

Reporters have moral obligation to keep promise

By Freedom Newspapers It’s encouraging that the investigation into who leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name to the media is proceeding, even if at a snail’s pace. It’s discouraging that two reporters, Matthew Cooper of Time magazine and Judith Miller of The New York Times, face the possibility of jail if they don’t reveal their […]

FBI should stop spying on war protesters

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]