Editorial: Prosecutors in Stevens’ trial need sanctions

Prosecutors of ex-senator now in trouble. Good. It seems that a serendipitous confluence of unusual events is responsible for the heightened scrutiny that prosecutors who worked on the now-dismissed corruption case of former Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens are receiving. Whatever the reasons, the attention is welcome, especially if it leads to more effective sanctions […]

Officials concerned about funding for euthanasia switch

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Weist with the Clovis Animal Shelter offers a pitbull a bowl of food during feeding time Wednesday at the shelter. The state Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the use of the gas chamber to euthanize stray dogs and cats. The Clovis An By Sharna Johnson Clovis […]

Open conference question comes to state senate

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican To open conference committees to the public or not? That seems to be a key question before the state Senate this session, one that’s nearing a vote on the chamber’s floor. The Senate is considering two measures to allow the public and the media into conference committees, […]

Market more powerful than big oil

It seems like yesterday mobs clamored for government to spank Big Oil for gouging. “Windfall profit taxes!” they demanded as gasoline prices in June rose to $4.33 nationally. What a difference a season makes. Gasoline prices now are around a buck and half in some parts of the nation and $2.40 on average for New […]

During uncertain times one should turn to God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist We do live in uncertain times. The news sound bites and stories are depressing: government scandal, adultery, violent protests, the Iraq war, messages from terrorists, bad economic forecasts and murders. It seems that bad news dominates the news. With 24 hour newscasts, the troubles of this country and the […]

Time for serious talk about race

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist Complaints are kind of like fruitcake. Everybody seems to give them, but I’ve never met anybody who likes to receive them. I especially hated the complaint I saw from the NAACP online this morning, because I see no chance of it eliciting any change. Cue the “Barbie Bandits,” who became […]

Online videos missed ‘my Clovis’

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist Seems like the hubbub over the “Boycott Clovis” slideshow on the Internet site “YouTube” has quieted down a bit.

Small victories aren’t enough reason to stay

Freedom New Mexico It almost seems like more than five years ago that the United States invaded Iraq. Unfortunately, no clear and satisfactory end to this conflict seems to be on the horizon. This month’s resignation of Adm. William Fallon, leader of the military’s Central Command (CentCom), has been widely attributed to differences with the […]

Letters to the Editor: Racism not at root of all injustices

It seems everyone feels their ethnicity is being discriminated against. Anything said that is not favorable to a person of a different race is taken as racist. We have National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month. But if there was a White History Month, it would be considered racist. There are […]

Change is inevitable

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections May is a month where change is evident in more ways than one. The weather heats up, the grass turns green and schools release the students for a couple of months of relaxation. And around the Fennell house there has been much change as well. Our oldest child, 17-year-old Josh, has […]

Police make busts in burglary outbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are cutting into a recent spike in burglaries, making more than half a dozen arrests in the last two weeks, according to department officials. Sgt. Jerry Wike, a detective division supervisor, said his department has received more than 60 burglary reports in the last two months. The calls […]

Letters to the Editor: Postal service needs proper competition

When a customer tells me “the check is in the mail,” I tend not to believe them. But I’m starting to change my mind. A customer two miles from us recently sent a payment for $28,000 through the U.S. mail. Based on the postmark, the two-mile trip took 28 days. My credit card bill normally […]