Book bans undermine liberties

Freedom New Mexico Very few pieces of American literature provide a better lesson of the absurdity and pointlessness of banning books as does “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been challenged and sometimes banned in school districts, mainly because of the use of racial slurs and the book’s “depiction of […]

Governor signs bill banning gas chambers for euthanizing animals

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico is becoming the 18th state in the nation to prohibit the euthanizing of animals in gas chambers. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Monday that bans carbon monoxide gas chambers for killing dogs and cats at animal shelters. “There is a more […]

Spokesman warns against dangers of smokeless tobacco

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Rick Bender is a living testament to the destruction tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, can do. Bender, who lost part of his jaw due to oral cancer, spoke to Portales youth Saturday at the Teens Take Control Summit at the Portales Recreation Center. Bender, 46, has testified before Congress in […]