China proves federal Internet regulations fail

Freedom New Mexico Why is it important to condemn government regulation of the Internet? You don’t have to look much further for an answer than China’s latest battle to preside over the “World of Warcraft” computer game. In a power struggle of galactic proportions, two bureaucratic Chinese government agencies are squabbling as to which is […]

Gubernatorial candidate pledges end to corruption

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Allen Weh, Republican candidate for governor, said he plans to bring integrity back to state government. Allen Weh said unraveling corruption and doing away with unnecessary or irrational regulations are top priorities for him if he should become governor. Weh spoke to a group of more than 75 during a […]

Colorado board right to nix pot proposals

Congratulations to the Colorado Board of Health, which did the right thing by rejecting proposed regulations that would have put medical marijuana dealers out of business and deprived thousands of Coloradans the drug they need. One major component of the regulations would have limited medical marijuana dispensaries to five clients. The proposals alone have held […]

State settles case with local dairyman

Freedom New Mexico A local dairyman has committed to submit a plan to reduce groundwater contamination at a Lea County dairy he owns, according to the New Mexico Environment Department. According to a department news release sent out Thursday, the department issued a compliance order to Eddie “Ed the Dairyman” Schaap of Ranchvale on Nov. […]

Hotel Clovis remediation agreement

New Mexico Environment Department Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the New Mexico Voluntary Remediation Regulations, the following proposed Voluntary Remediation Agreement has been submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department.

March 8, Letters to the Editor

Open burning needs to be addressed The Clovis News Journal recently published two stories regarding grass fires.Both articles missed great opportunities to do something to curb the occurrence of grass/wild fires in our area.Open burning of refuse has been banned by state regulations since 2004. Why? Because a major portion of today’s wastes contain plastic. […]

Aquatic Center fails to meet safety regulations

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After being closed for nearly a month, the city’s year-round indoor pool will be reopened for a limited time to only the Clovis High School Swim team, according to city officials. A waiver to allow the swim team to use the pool until March 1 will be approved, according […]

New cabinet can cut faulty regulations

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama is reportedly committed to signing a massive “stimulus” plan of government spending — some estimates are as high as $850 billion — almost as soon as he takes office Jan. 20. Yet even Vice President-elect Joe Biden has expressed fear the package will be “Christmas-treed” with all sorts of […]

Regulations treat people as animals

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A recent New York Times carried an item that is of some political-philosophical interest on the nature of a free society’s system of laws. In particular, it related to the discussion of whether public policy ought to be addressed pragmatically — that is, issue by issue, with no […]

Government spending costly for taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico In the midst of a campaign in which both major-party candidates are merrily promising more things the government is going to do for you and solemnly delineating the real and (mostly) imagined threats from which government is going to protect you, it might be useful to step back and develop a little […]