Policy benefits spouses

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Bush has signed an executive order that will make it easier for spouses of servicemembers to get federal jobs. The order authorizes noncompetitive hiring of spouses and should make the hiring process easier and faster for those in this category, said Patricia Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary […]

It’s no debate: Big government wins, we lose

Freedom New Mexico From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers […]

Deployment policy revised

By Master Sgt. Kat Bailey: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Effective Wednesday, Air Force officials here will implement policy changes to improve sourcing efficiency of 365-day deployments and ensure airmen receive adequate notification before deployment. The new policy sets the deployment “accept or decline” option at three calendar […]

Meetings watch: Water Policy Advisory Board meeting

Highlights from Tuesday’s city’s water advisory board meeting at city hall: • During an end of summer water usage report, New Mexico American Water Co. Operations Manager Jim Bonner said summer water usage in Clovis averaged between 9 million to 10 million gallons of water a day, the peak water use reached 11.6 million gallons […]

Policy protects renters

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A new change to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations authorizes the military to pay to move servicemembers and their families whose landlords default on property the military members are renting.

School board plans to update publication policy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board plans to introduce an updated school publications policy in next month’s meeting. The student publications policy has been a topic of discussion following community concerns when Clovis High School’s Plainsman yearbook featured photos of two lesbian couples in a section on relationships this spring. The […]

Policy changes can’t interfere with basic rights

Freedom New Mexico Clovis public schools’ directors are to meet at 5:30 p.m. today to hear arguments favoring a change in the student publications policies. We believe the only response that board should offer is a lecture telling school administrators to become better communicators. There’s nothing wrong with the school district’s publications policies. The issue […]

Clovis Municipal Schools Student Publications Policy

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS (Student Publications Code) Purpose As stated in Board Policy JICE, school-sponsored publications are a public forum for students as well as an educational activity through which students can gain experience in reporting, writing, editing and understanding responsible journalism. Content of school publications may reflect all areas of student interest, which may include topics […]

Clovis superintendent apologizes for yearbook controversy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jessie Hardison broke down into tears while speaking during an open forum at Tuesday’s Clovis school board meeting. Hardison said that many of the speakers were “only showing hate” and that “God loves you for who you are.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm on […]

Isolation policy threatens regime in Myanmar

Freedom New Mexico An earthquake, upgraded by seismologists from a 7.8 to 7.9 magnitude in Sichuan province in central China, is first of all a reminder that few parts of this world are immune from what we call natural disasters. We’ve had more than the usual number of tornadoes in the southeast this year; we […]

Our policy is for fairness

Readers sometimes ask why we don’t always name criminal suspects in crime stories.

3-18-08 Business Digest

The first New Mexico Biodiesel Policy Summit is being held

Job-seeking Melrose police chief has decision to make

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson has a decision to make — give up his candidacy for De Baca County sheriff, take a leave of absence without pay, or resign, according to village policy. And he’s decided he won’t give up his run for sheriff. “I’m still running for sheriff, […]

Mascot stunt to be reviewed

Staff and wire reports LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school’s caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols. The Masked Rider Committee will meet Dec. 6 […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

What’s your policy regarding leaking boats?

By Curtis Shelburne: religion columnist Whatever your personal policy about riding in leaking boats, a real leak in a real boat in which you are really riding will put it to the test. The policy, I mean. The boat, too, I suppose. My wife and I and two of our sons recently had the opportunity […]

Officials address uniform policy

By Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Now that the airman battle uniform is on the shelves of some military clothing sales stores, Air Force uniform officials here released a revised ABU wear policy message Sept. 5 to ensure airmen are aware of the standards for the new […]

Commission approves contracting

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Department heads in Curry County can become contracted employees with benefits under a new personnel policy. The policy passed Tuesday at the County Commissioners meeting in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Blackburn opposed the new policy. “My thinking of a contracted employee has always been one that’s hired to […]

School meal prices rising

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday’s meeting there would be an increase of 25 or 35 cents per meal depending on the amount of the district’s food bid in July. She said the last increase of 10 cents was in 2001. Citing higher transportation and food […]

County toughening policy enforcement at fairgrounds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Organizations participating in the Curry County Fair in August will have to present proof of liability insurance before they can set up booths. Curry County Manager Dick Smith told county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the policy has been selectively enforced over the years, but the new fairgrounds manager, Justus […]