Space act puts regulation before innovation

Freedom Newspapers In a reasonably sane world, there would have been no perceived need for House Resolution 5382, the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, which passed the Senate during the final minutes of the recent lame-duck session and awaits President Bush’s signature. Given the world we live in, however, it offers a fairly […]

There’s enough fish in the sea for all parties involved

Freedom Newspapers Turnabout isn’t just fair play — when watching that full-contact sport called special interest politics, it’s also a lot of fun for spectators. We take special joy, for instance, in seeing one interest group that’s been pushing for tougher regulations on someone else suddenly finding itself in the regulator’s crosshairs. This happened several […]

Business Digest 4/13

Wells Fargo adds to commercial staff Wells Fargo has added Paul Mondragon as new relationship manager, to deliver financial services to businesses with annual sales of more than $15 million. “Paul has experience working with a broad range of businesses, from the smallest to the largest. We’ll tap his knowledge to help New Mexico companies […]

State law causes Lighthouse dilemma

By Darrell Todd Maurina Jon Goldstein, communications director for the New Mexico Environment Department, said the Lighthouse Mission’s current quandary happened because of a change in state law. Until 2000, Lighthouse Mission was legally allowed to use “homestyle” kitchen facilities for its cooking. That’s no longer allowed for new food service operations, but those that […]

Objections to toy commercial are gross overreactions

Freedom Newspapers We are continually amazed at the tactics proponents of zero-tolerance policies, especially concerning drug use, will use to bolster their arguments. The latest in the ongoing battle comes from, of all things, a television commercial for a toy store. The Toys “R” Us commercial features the company’s mascot, a talking giraffe named Geoffrey, […]

Pipeline funding questioned

By Jack King Federal and state officials raised questions Wednesday about some eastern New Mexico communities’ ability to pay for their share of the renewable water delivery system proposed by the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. The authority has been created to develop a pipeline project to distribute water from Ute Reservoir to communities […]