Change to county grievance procedure tabled

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners were poised Friday to delete a grievance procedure from their employee personnel policy. Then, four department chiefs objected and the measure failed in a flurry of confusing motions and procedures. “This is ridiculous,” said Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who minutes earlier had aligned himself with Commissioner Robert Sandoval to leave the […]

Give states option to file for bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico With persistent deficits, soaring pension obligations and mounting bond debts, states like California could well benefit from the ability to restructure their finances through a bankruptcy procedure. Bankruptcy allows the debtor to work through an orderly and equitable settlement of obligations. The idea has been gaining traction, with support from former House […]

Socialized health care not the answer

By Walter Williams Let’s start out by not quibbling with America’s socialists’ false claim that health-care service is a human right that people should have regardless of whether they can pay for it or not and that it should be free. Before we buy into this socialist agenda, we might check out just what happens […]

Board members gain more say about agenda

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer With little discussion and a unanimous vote, the Clovis Municipal School Board voted Tuesday night to end a long-standing policy requiring board members to gain the approval of the superintendent before adding items to the agenda. The new procedure states that “any board member shall have an item […]

Partial-birth abortion docs have no excuse

Mona Charen “The Justice Department has expanded its demands for private medical records of abortion patients, issuing subpoenas this week for hundreds of files from six Planned Parenthood affiliates …” Or that’s the Washington Post’s take, anyway — there goes that sinister Justice Department under John Ashcroft, attempting to reveal “private medical records.” Actually, the […]

No justification for abortions after partial birth

Freedom Newspapers The renewed debate over a federal ban on partial-birth abortion has reminded us of the unwillingness of abortion supporters to accept even the most sensible restrictions on the controversial practice. The Senate last week passed, and President George W. Bush has vowed to sign, a carefully crafted and limited law that would outlaw […]