Expansion of state’s lottery scholarships favored locally

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By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University students like the idea of expanding the lottery scholarship program, but would like to see an increase in the program revenue before the expansion takes place. Gov. Bill Richardson wants to expand the lottery scholarship program so that more people will be able to use it. The bill […]

Resolutions accomplished through faith in God

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Many people don’t make New Year’s resolutions because they’ll break them. But my resolutions, which I’ve been slow in revealing, are based on years of hard work, prayers and recent dreams I’ve had to reaffirm them. Life is not a gamble, and so I’ve made a big decision to completely stop […]

Wednesday’s Lottery Numbers

Powerball: 9, 12, 24, 25, 27, Powerball 33, Power Play 4. Texas Lotto: 6, 20, 21, 29, 35, Bonus Ball 34.

Military wants share of lottery profits

Tom Philpott Over 178,000 retail outlets across 41 states and the District of Columbia sell state lottery tickets. Last year they earned over $3 billion in commissions on ticket sales of almost $49 billion. Military exchanges want a piece of that action. Congress is weighing a proposal from the Department of Defense to amend current […]

Bill would help undocumented students

By Tony Parra Portales residents are using their forces and efforts to try to give undocumented area students an opportunity for a higher education. The residents believe they should have a chance at a future like any United States citizen. Portales city officials, Somos Un Pueblo Unido (We Are a Town United) Organization members and […]

Richardson addresses city

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson absorbed a barrage of questions from Portales residents on several topics, but made a stand on the importance of a cheese plant road, education and not allowing same sex marriages on Monday in the city hall chambers. Alva Carter, Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents member, said it […]

Cannon gets funding; lottery bill dies

David Arkin A bill and capital outlay requests approved on Thursday would provide Cannon Air Force Base with close to $2 million in funding. Legislation, submitted by Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, was passed by the Senate on Thursday. Money has been approved for a variety of projects at the base, including funds for a […]

Lottery bill hopes fade

David Arkin With less than two days to go in the Legislative session, the future of a controversial Lottery Scholarship bill doesn’t look good for its supporters. The bill, submitted by Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, would allow students who graduate from a New Mexico high school to wait a year before going to college and […]

House OKs bill that qualifies more students for scholarship

David Arkin A local lawmaker’s proposal to change a portion of the Lottery Scholarship cleared a big hurdle on Thursday. On Thursday, the House gave the OK to a bill sponsored by Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, that would allow students who graduate from high school to sit out a year before going to college and […]