Mayor pushing for smoking ban

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford said the city tried to ban smoking in public acess building five years ago. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis Mayor David Lansford is spearheading an effort to ban smoking in all public access buildings, including restaurants. The issue has smokers clawing to keep their “rights” intact. Lansford said the […]

Some discrimination seems to be OK

Walter Williams Some things I wonder about: Early in our marriage, 40-some years ago, Mrs. Williams would return from shopping complaining about the unreasonable prices. Having aired her complaints, she’d then ask me to unload her car laden with purchases. After the unloading, I’d ask her: “I thought you said the prices were unreasonable. Why […]

Area residents find ways around cigarette tax

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Eric Butler Teenagers were the target when New Mexico lawmakers decided to add a 70-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes. The extra cost, they reasoned, would help prevent cash-poor kids from taking up the habit. When the tax went into effect on July 1, adult smokers in eastern New Mexico also felt the price pinch. But many […]