Church leaders: Use Bible to cast vote

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations to vote based on Biblical principles. Allen McAlister, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, said church leaders encourage the […]

Readers have say in upcoming vote

• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election. Consider candidates’ stances on issues The election is near and many are trying to decide who to believe, and which way to choose the next president. There are clear differences between the candidates’ positions based on what they […]

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Udall, Pearce vote against bailout

Staff and Wire reports SANTA FE — New Mexico Reps. Tom Udall and Steve Pearce, locked in a race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, voted Monday against the bailout of the nation’s financial system. Each cited insufficient protection for taxpayers in the $700 billion package. The third member of the state’s congressional delegation, […]

Regents vote in support of bond

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • […]

Widows ineligible for dual benefits

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist By a 94-to-2 vote, the Senate for a fourth straight year has agreed to repeal a law that bans “concurrent receipt” for military surviving spouses. The intent is to end reduced annuities under the military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) when a surviving spouse opts to draw Dependency and Indemnity Compensation […]

Time to vote (in our Web polls)

Have you voted in our Web polls lately? They’re at the bottom of our home page:

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

City to vote on pay increases

CNJ staff What: Special City Commission meeting When: 10 a.m. Friday Where: City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street On the agenda: The Clovis City Commission will vote on a proposal for a 3 percent increase for employee raises today at a special meeting. Approximately half of the $440,000 being requested would be allocated as […]

Proposed act warrants vote in U.S. House

Freedom New Mexico House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently has decided there won’t be a vote this year to permanently prevent the government from imposing the so-called Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. In fact, Pelosi favors reestablishing the doctrine, which would elevate government as the final arbiter of what’s fair in public discourse. In a nation founded […]

‘Swing Vote’ due Aug. 1

The movie “Swing Vote,” starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, is scheduled for release Aug. 1. Costner stars as Bud Johnson, a lovable loser from Texico, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by, according to the Internet Movie Database. No, the movie was not filmed in Texico. Filmmakers just […]

Water project funding vote delayed for second day

CNJ staff The wait continues on a crucial vote for the future of the Ute pipeline project. For a second-straight day, the U.S. House failed to vote on a bill that would authorize the federal government to provide $327 million over a 10-year period to build a pipeline that would carry water from Ute Reservoir […]

Vote on Ute Water Project funding delayed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Federal and area officials have to wait another day to find out the fate of a bill that would help pay for the Ute Water Project. The U.S. House ran out of time Tuesday before it could vote on an authorization bill for the $437 million project, according to […]

County vote canvass approved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Waiting game appears over

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After almost a full day of rechecking vote totals Wednesday, Curry County officials have released the final results from Tuesday’s primary elections. All projected winners maintained their leads Wednesday after the reverification. The winners of the contested races are: • Dan Stoddard, Republican, District 2 County Commission • Seth […]

Ready to vote?

New Mexico’s Democrats and Republicans have their own Web sites, if you’d like to get ready for the June 3 primaries:

Wilson, Pearce spar over Cannon AFB vote

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CNJ file photo An MC-130H Combat Talon II sits at Cannon Air Force Base in 2006. The gunship is one of the planes stationed at Cannon Air Force Base for Air Force Special Operations Command. By Heather Clark: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Heather Wilson is accusing her opponent in the Republican primary for […]

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No votes lost

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Mac McDonald had to say: • “It sure is nice to finally not lose a vote in an election. I think the entire crew (mayor and city […]