Citizens panel should set Congress’ pay

At least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly very […]

ENMU Constitution Week ends with discussion panel

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University faculty member Dan Acheson-Brown, right, shares his thoughts on a Balanced Budget Amendment Friday afternoon at a Constitution Day discussion panel at ENMU as his colleague Donald Elder listens. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University ended Constitution Week with their own Constitution Day as they held […]

Federal judges’ ruling allows for racism

Freedom New Mexico I n uglier days, college admissions boards based their decisions on race. Friday, a panel of federal judges turned us back in that direction. Thanks to an activist panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Detroit, which ruled 2-1, the admissions boards of public universities and colleges within the […]

Debt panel takes aim at military

Tom Philpott Military members and retirees have more financial darts to dodge after a second bipartisan task force on reducing the nation’s debt unveiled a different set of cost-cutting recommendations on Wednesday. The Debt Reduction Task Force, co-chaired by former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and economist Alice Rivlin, takes sharper aim at the military community […]

Attendees: School town hall informative

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser answers a question during Tuesday’s school town hall held at the base theater. Liliana Castillo Despite low attendance, town hall organizers and attendees found it to be helpful and informative. The Airmen and Family Readiness Center hosted a school town hall meeting Tuesday. The […]

School board to revisit middle school site selection

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 20 to revisit its decision last month on a site for a new middle school. On June 8, the board chose a 40-acre plot of land from three gifts of land. The site is on Pleasant Hill Highway and Humphrey […]

Bill lessens pay gap for troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]

House panel derails veto override

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday saved Gov. Bill Richardson the embarrassment of a veto override. The committee tabled a bill that Richardson had vetoed last year — a veto that the Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to override. The bill would have forced state agencies […]

Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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Courtesy photo Dave Somerville, best known as co-founder and original lead singer of The Diamonds, said he plans to tell a story about Buddy Holly through the music and dialogue.

Community invited to IDEA meetings in Carlsbad

The Special Education Bureau of the Public Education Department invites members of the community, parents, and school district personnel to attend the April 23 and 24, 2009 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel meeting at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools Central Administrative Office, 408 North Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM