Oct. 24, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal was offering a $10 first-place award for the winner of the essay contest titled “Why is it important for American citizens to go to the polls and vote this year?” … Capt. Joseph Bush issued a call for civilian employment at the air base with pay ranging from $1,260 to $2,300 per […]

Hounds, Zias picked down near cellar in South polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton State, […]

House pulls for better poll turnout

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A pair of House bills alllowing voters to register at the polls may be in for tough debate in the 2007 New Mexico Legislature. One of the bills is sponsored by Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces, the state representative who carried legislation that switched the state to paper ballots last […]

Democrats not guaranteed total sweep of Congress

Editorial With the midterm elections less than a week away, many races look a little tighter than they did to most of the pundits a few weeks ago, when forecasts of potential upsets by Democrats in the House and Senate were as common as campaign promises. Tom DeLay’s old seat in Texas now looks winnable […]

Ex-felon voting issue for states, not the feds

CNJ staff There is an undeniable aura of partisan gamesmanship in the call by New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats to make election day a federal holiday to encourage more people to vote, and to allow ex-felons to vote. A higher percentage of registered Republicans than Democrats tends to vote, and these proposals […]

Seven vie for two school board seats

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CNJ staff Clovis residents will choose two school board members Tuesday and decide whether to prolong a property tax to fund maintenance and building in the school district. Grady and Melrose will vote on board elections and a property tax. In Texico, board openings are uncontested and the property tax question will not be on […]

Making votes count

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Poll workers Codie McDowell (left) and Pam Sury receive instructions Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Months of anticipation and speculation are over. Talks of voter disenfranchisement, rights, turnouts, conflicting polls and political spin will culminate throughout the country today with the reaffirming of George […]

America: Best thing going on the planet

by Grant McGee On Wednesday morning we’ll wake up in a new America. A revolution will have occurred overnight. The federal executive regime in charge in Washington will either repulse the opposition or be overrun by it. It ought to be a relatively quiet revolution as it has been for over 200 years, the battle […]

Polls: Stevens should mind his tone

David Stevens, Editor Recent polls on our newspaper’s Web site have annoyed some readers, delighted others and sparked a lot of community discussion on the issues. The first poll that attracted multiple telephone calls to my desk ran from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 and asked: “How do you feel about the pay provided top-level […]

Grassroots group wants youth at polls

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Rafael Benavides of Clovis registers to vote Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse. Helping Benavides and 10-month old daughter Nina is deputy clerk Stephanie Boydston. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A national grassroots group has infiltrated two area colleges in an effort to get young voters to the polls for […]