Health care decisions don’t belong to feds

Freedom New Mexico A year of contentious debate finally concluded this week following overwhelming votes of both houses of Congress to repeal a relatively small, but typically onerous, requirement of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Oddly enough, the president said he was pleased that Congress corrected “a flaw” in Obamacare that would have […]

Letter to the editor: Coyotes forced to feed on livestock

I tried to stay out of the debate, but Calvin Lary’s letter about “nature’s way of balance” was just too much to swallow. Yes, nature has a way of balancing life out here on the Plains. It is an ancient plan and has worked for eons, until man came out here and tried to turn […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local military operations and a question of debates

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Military operations A heads-up from Cannon AFB, where they are conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise through Oct. 29. It means increased activity including sirens or simulated explosions.Anyone living on or visiting the base should note that traffic delays, closures or limited services. For questions, […]

Jail, courthouse issues echo previous debate

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson District Judge Teddy Hartley talks with visitors in the hallway of what used to be the Curry County jail on the third floor of the courthouse. After a new jail was built in 1993, the area that previously housed 33 inmates was converted to office space for the courts. Sharna […]

Attorney general debate set for Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democrat incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race Tuesday. The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High Plains […]

ENMU to host AG candidate debate

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University will host a debate Tuesday between candidates for the office of New Mexico Attorney General. The debate between Democratic incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler is set for 6 p.m. in the Zia Room of ENMU’s Campus Union Building. It is scheduled to last an hour, and […]

Longtime newsman talks debate, media

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Longtime ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is moderating New Mexico’s three House of Representatives debates on New Mexico’s public television stations. Kevin Wilson Sam Donaldson praised succinctness from his debaters Saturday evening in the KENW studios. And he jokingly insisted it of himself. “Time me,” Donaldson told the KENW crew […]

Debate organizers seek public input

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV and New Mexico First are sponsoring a debate between candidates in the local Congressional District, and are looking for voters to help choose the questions, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University. Candidates for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and Republican challenger […]

Leave politics out of climate debate

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Political debate taking its toll on Border Patrol

Freedom New Mexico Border Patrol agents don’t have it easy. Nobody seems to like what they’re doing. To many they’re the face of increasingly oppressive policies and arguments that have racial undertones. Others say they aren’t doing their jobs, since many people still manage to encroach our boundaries without getting caught. So news that suicides […]