Secret-ballot elections help. ensure fairness

Freedom New Mexico American presidents usually have a fairly brief honeymoon period during which they can get almost anything on their agenda enacted, after which a degree of healthy skepticism sets in and Congress starts to dig in its heels. As he demonstrated in Cairo last week, President Obama is still enjoying something of a […]

How precious is life? It’s up to you

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Many times we take life for granted. Then something comes along and we are once again appreciative of just how precious life is. One minute there all is good and the next, a disaster could be looming or something terrible has happened to a family member. The event or experience […]

Missing: One dog in need of bath

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week, we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days, we got a new theory. He […]

Crossing guard, wife granted honeymoon they never had

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Crossing guard Leonard Freitas watches the traffic on Norris Street, allowing cars to pass before he stops traffic to enable Zia Elementary students can cross. Freitas has been a crossing guard at Zia for five years. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He will leave his uniform, a bright orange jacket, […]