Their view: Let’s put focus on victims’ rights

Susana Martinez is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what she has to say about crime: “For too long, soft-on-crime politicians have focused less on the rights of victims and more on the rights of criminals. That will end in a Martinez Administration. I will make accountability the order of each and every […]

Their view: Success starts with students

Success starts with students Doug Turner is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what he has to say about education: “We have a moral obligation to give our children the best future possible. … Many of New Mexico’s native sons and daughters owe their success to good schools and great teachers. But not […]

Their view: Campos shares ideas for job growth

Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, is a candidate for New Mexico’s lieutenant governor’s post. Here’s what he has to say about “growing the economy” on his Web site: http://joecampos.org/ “It’s about jobs, jobs, jobs.” Among his ideas for accomplishing jobs: • Promote the development and expansion of renewable energy to provide better paying high tech jobs. […]

Their view: Easter egg hunts big disappointment

Portales’ Lindsey Valdez was disappointed with Portales’ Easter egg hunts last Saturday. Here’s what she had to say in a letter to the editor: “I arrived at Memorial Park 20 minutes early for the egg hunt with my 17-month-old only to discover the hunt was over. There were many children walking away with baskets that […]

Their view: NM-FOG keeping up fight against secrecy

Twenty years ago this month, Bob Johnson hung out the shingle for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. It’s still around, fighting for individuals’ rights to know what government is doing. Sarah Welsh is the non-profit group’s executive director these days. Here’s a snippet she wrote last week on the NM-FOG Web site at […]

Their view: Reform allows too much government control

Penny Bailey is president of the High Plains Patriots, a political organization whose Web site trumpets limited government and individual rights. Here’s what she has to say in response to U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr., D-N.M., and others who support the health care bill: “I fought and will continue to fight against this bill […]

Their view: Lujan protects ‘regular people’

Portales’ Karen Black writes to thank U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., and others who voted for health-care reform: “With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. “Those who oppose reform for various misguided […]

Their view: Udall doesn’t know what’s best for me

William L. Smith of Portales has an opinion regarding U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s opinion that appeared in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune. Udall wrote, “Today is a new day for health care in our country. New Mexicans have waited for generations for health care reform.” Smith writes: “Has Sen. Udall visited with every New Mexican for generations […]

Their view: Marx Brothers were consummate entertainers

Portales’ Ed Watson read Editor David Stevens’ column on old-timers in Sunday’s PNT and brought up a long-ago memory of his own: “I was a submarine sailor during World War II and we were back in Pearl Harbor from patrol and saw Kay Kyser at a USO (United Service Organizations) show. “I noticed a large […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Civic Center hosting comedy tour

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Civic Center is hosting the Small Town Comedy Tour March 5. Featuring Doug Williams, Courtney Gee and Charles Walden and hosted by Sean B, the tour brings comedians from the hit comedy series 1st Amendment and Comic View. Host of the Starz television show “1st Amendment” and “Comic View,” Doug […]