ID theft legislation slippery slope

Few things can be more infuriating than having someone steal your identity — Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, even your medical records. Such “identity theft” — as well as the related simple loss or unauthorized release of personal information — is occurring more often in our digitized society. On Monday, California […]

Erroneous Melrose graduation rate overturned by state

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Melrose science teacher Alan Daugherty, right, helps Melrose freshman Toni Burdine with her studies Tuesday during biology class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor An error that led to Melrose High School not meeting adequate yearly progress was overturned recently after state officials corrected the school’s graduation […]

Government must clean up its nuclear act

Freedom Newspapers Whether it’s merely an “accounting discrepancy” or something more troubling, the news that more nuclear data is apparently missing from an Energy Department regional office in Albuquerque — revealed after the discovery that several computer disks with sensitive data were missing from the top-secret section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New […]

Study suggests Ute project may cost more than residents willing to pay

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A 2003 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation economic analysis estimates the Ute Water Project could cost more than residents in many communities would be willing to pay. The study — written in May 2003 by Steven Piper, a BOR resource economist, for use in the project’s conceptual design — states […]

Web portal bill stands to restrict public records

Ray Sullivan Freedom to read public records is a wonderful choice in New Mexico. But those rights are in jeopardy if a loosely worded, illogical bill becomes law. The measure is House Bill 291. The language in Senate Bill 314 is the same. The bills would allow state information technology (IT) people to develop and […]

Clovis schools to appeal probationary status

Gary Mitchell Clovis school officials are set to meet with state Department of Education officials on Friday to appeal a recent probationary rating for Bella Vista Elementary. The Educational Standards Commission will hold hearings for districts to appeal ratings at the State Capitol, Room 303, in Santa Fe. Eligible schools are those that received a […]

School Board honors volunteer

CNJ Staff After 17 years of making drill team uniforms, attending dance competitions in far-off places and accomplishing sundry other non-paid tasks, Sharon Dorman was recognized for her volunteer efforts. But Dorman, awarded the Volunteer of the Year at a Tuesday Clovis School Board, said this acknowledgement merely put a cap on what she naturally […]