Kid still raising ruckus after his death

Ned Cantwell: Local columnist Our little state has gone nuts, just plain nuts. Catch this: The mayor of Fort Sumner says he will set up a table outside a supermarket and sell cupcakes if that is what it takes to raise needed money for his community. And for what purpose does Mayor Ray Lopez seek […]

There’s nothing like the day after

Mike Linn Call me a scam artist, if you will. But one of the main reasons I love Christmas is the day-after sale, when I take back all my presents and get two for one. That’s right. The day after Christmas, many stores have 50-percent off sales. So I take back the fancy shirt my […]

Shareholders overwhelmingly approve Freedom deal

By Gary Gentile LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shareholders of Freedom Communications Inc. overwhelmingly approved a partnership with two investment companies that preserves one of the last family-owned media companies. The deal, announced late Wednesday, allows some family members to cash out their shares. That prospect caused other family members to fear they would lose editorial […]

New plan in works for offset retired pay

Tom Philpott With fewer strings attached this time to avoid the ire of veterans’ groups, House leaders are nearing a new deal with the Bush administration to end for many military retirees the offset in retired pay that occurs when they draw disability pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal would cost an […]

Freedom of association works both ways

Walter Williams Suppose you want to deal with me but I don’t want to deal with you. Should I be forced to? You might ask, “What are you talking about?” Here’s a short list. Suppose you want to marry me, but I don’t want to marry you. Or, suppose you want to play tennis with […]

Lowe’s store almost a done deal

By Jack King A spokeswoman for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse said Thursday the company has closed a deal to buy a site in Clovis. Julie Valeant, the company spokeswoman, said partners in the deal are still completing final paperwork and she could not provide more details about the deal until the paperwork is finished. Developer […]