Children aren’t top priority for Congress

Any doubt that Congress is still in the grip of entrenched special interests, in this case the powerful teachers unions, is belied by a provision in the omnibus spending bill passed by the House last week and working its way through the Senate. It would effectively end a successful program offering widened educational opportunity to […]

Environmental fanatics have grip on leaders

Freedom New Mexico Forget the religious right. It doesn’t control elections anymore. It has been replaced by a new political ecumenism:

House, Senate can’t rest yet

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says lawmakers did great work in the legislative session that ended Saturday — just not enough of it. The governor said while it was the most productive session in state history, “we still have business to finish.” He said he will call the Legislature back […]

Clovis, Portales eye crucial state road funding

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A milk truck leaves the Southwest Cheese plant on Friday afternoon. GRIP 2 funds would help reconstruct Curry County Road 4, east from U.S. 70 to N.M. 348, creating a low-traffic plant route. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Streets and roads are at the top of the legislative wish list […]

Pockets of fun

By Tova Fruchtman, CNJ staff writer Playing pool can be an entertaining way to spend down time. Jerry Judah and about seven other men play pool from noon until 5 p.m. daily at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis. Mostly retired or disabled, the men play partners to raise their spirits and kill time, Judah […]