Voters express election issues

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Christina Calloway Water conservation was a main concern voiced by registered voters in Portales as an issue they want addressed by the city council candidates running for office in the March 6 election. Issues involving Portales children, including education and recreation, were also areas of concern. Here is what some voters had to say:

Their view: Senator supports ending ethanol subsidy

Senator supports ending ethanol subsidy U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman voiced his support for the end of a subsidy of ethanol — an additive to gasoline aimed at reducing pollution — in a press release issued Thursday.

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]

Opposition for ‘Obamacare’ voiced

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — If the crowd at a town hall for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was indicative of eastern New Mexico, it’s a safe bet the region does not approve of health care reform making its way through Congress. Those in attendance made grievances known to Bingaman at the Clovis […]