Opinion

Upended flag, freedom has consequences

Most rules of etiquette tell us the United States flag should never be displayed upside down except as a signal of distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. According to the Supreme Court, however, punishment for violating this rule is unconstitutional as a violation of free speech, on the federal level. In […]

Politics involved in police behavior

By Tom McDonald State columnist With all the heat that police officers are taking lately, I’m thinking it’s a good time to bring up a related topic — the politics that infiltrates police departments everywhere. Admittedly, my perspective on the inner workings of law enforcement operations is a bit antiquated, since it’s been years since […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Our People: Living on the right track

Mark Bryant was born and raised in Clovis. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1976. Growing up in eastern New Mexico, Bryant worked various jobs. He worked for a department store at the Hilltop Plaza and he was a paperboy for the Clovis News Journal. Bryant also did work for the post office and […]

Terry: Don’t know what you’ve got until lightning strikes

Sometimes we seek out the latest cool thing and other times it comes unexpectedly. My new computer is a good example. I really hadn’t entertained upgrading my computer until last fall when the lightning struck near my home, so close it made a terrible pop in the back of the nearly 10 year-old machine on […]

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