Is there an underlying motive for minimum wage?

By Walter Williams Presidential aspirant Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., unwittingly performed a public service in his address to the Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last month. He revealed the true agenda behind so much of the support for minimum wages. He pledged that if he became president he’d press the World Trade Organization […]

Turn back the hands of time

By Sue Gilmore Welcome to the dark side … of the day. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to set back the clocks and bid farewell to that extra hour of daylight. Except, of course, in Arizona (not including the Navajo Nation), Hawaii and most of Indiana. Their time zones are constants — always standard […]

Pay hike for dispatchers, shift supervisors approved

By Jack King Clovis’ City Commission approved a raise Thursday night for police department dispatchers and shift supervisors. The raise will cost the city approximately $500 a month or $6,000 a year, plus benefits, City Manager Raymond Mondragon told the commission. Starting salaries for dispatchers will go from $9.05 to $9.25 an hour. Pay for […]

Committee votes pay raise for city dispatchers

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday morning to recommend the city raise pay for dispatchers, but took no action on a petition signed by about 800 residents asking for several steps to help retain police officers, including increased pay. Several on the committee rebuked police for organizing the petition. “I […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]

Area residents find ways around cigarette tax

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Eric Butler Teenagers were the target when New Mexico lawmakers decided to add a 70-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes. The extra cost, they reasoned, would help prevent cash-poor kids from taking up the habit. When the tax went into effect on July 1, adult smokers in eastern New Mexico also felt the price pinch. But many […]