Editorial: Envirnoment needs protection but at what cost?

There’s potentially good news on the environmental front out of Washington D.C., but it’s probably more than offset by a devastating announcement last week. First, the good news. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Environmental Protection Agency, when upgrading older power plants, may consider costs before demanding use of the most advanced technology, […]

Legitimate political views need protection

Freedom Newspapers The Obama administration can’t understand why so many people are angry at a new Department of Homeland Security report assessing the threat the nation supposedly faces from “right-wing” extremists. Of course, a nation this large is home to extremists and potentially violent people who subscribe to every sort of ideology, but the Homeland […]

Auto dealers hope incentives spur sales

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico U.S. automakers are rolling out payment protection plans to ease potential buyers worried about job security. But in eastern New Mexico, car dealers are optimistic that isn’t the key motivation for customers. “I haven’t had anybody who’s needed it, and that’s a good […]

New mandates will only harm auto industry

Freedom New Mexico Even as Washington doles out tens of billions of dollars to rescue unprofitable Detroit automakers, President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday to impose billions of dollars of additional costs on the industry. He directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider granting 14 states waivers to set their own more strict regulations […]

City receives grant to help clean up Hotel Clovis

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The city received a $200,000 federal grant Monday to help detoxify the former Hotel Clovis. The Environmental Protection Agency awards the grant to help fund projects that clean up run down properties for redevelopment, according to Tressa Tillman, a spokeswoman for the agency. The city applied for the grant […]

Home safety local concern

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David Cresap, owner of Crosshair Gun Shop in Clovis, said he recommends anyone who purchases a gun attend a safety course. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There were four incidents reported to Clovis police in August involving residents who confronted suspects on their property. Three ended peacefully. In the […]

Google right to resist Internet search subpoena

Freedom Newspapers The Internet search-engine company Google was correct to resist a Department of Justice subpoena requesting a broad range of material from its databases, specifically 1 million random Web addresses and the records of all Google searches during a one-week period. The Justice Department originally asked for all of Google’s Web addresses and a […]

New law adds crime victim protection

Steve Chapman When Florida passed a law in 1987 making it easier for citizens to get licenses to carry concealed firearms, opponents predicted that blood would run in the streets. “When you have 10 times as many people carrying guns as you do now, and they get into an argument and tempers flash, you’re going […]

Report: Just one lifeguard on duty during drowning

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A New Mexico Environment Department investigation into last week’s drowning at Potter Park pool shows only one lifeguard was actively on duty at the time of the incident. The report states that a protection plan submitted by the city “indicates that four lifeguards will be posted at four designated […]

Stateside housing allowances to rise

by Tom Philpott Monthly housing allowances for 910,000 service members living off base in the United States will climb by an average of 8 percent, effective Jan. 1, say Defense Department officials. The rise in individual rates, however, will vary significantly, from no change for some grades in some areas to as much as 20 […]