Ethnic studies don’t threaten U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer once again is taking heat for signing a knee-jerk bill that targets minority groups. Just weeks after signing the immigration enforcement bill that allows local police to stop people, without evidence of a crime, and ask for their proof of legal U.S. residency, Brewer approved a bill restricting […]

Studies provide different scripts on film tax rebate

By Robert Nott: The Santa Fe New Mexican There’s an old saying that the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose. It can also be argued that economists can use financial data to paint the portrait that best suits their needs. Small wonder, then, that two recent studies of the financial impact of New […]

Tucumcari racetrack studies

Freedom New Mexico staff The following reports were purchased by and prepared for Coronado Partners LLC, which hopes to bring a racetrack and casino to Tucumcari. The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to make a decision on Monday. It has received proposals from Tucumcari, Raton and Santa Fe.

PE puts students, education in good shape

Freedom New Mexico We hope the implementation of new physical education requirements in Texas’ public schools is a return to a more holistic approach to education, which has been shown to be better for students. Texas schools are now required to evaluate students’ physical fitness, and eventually implement moderate to rigorous exercise programs of 30 […]

UNM joins state government on stink-o-meter

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s a free public relations tip for the University of New Mexico. Quit stinking up the joint with questionable use of taxpayer money and you wouldn’t have to spend $152,000 this year on a Washington, D.C., hotshot to polish your image. You’ve got to be kidding about $152,000. No, I’m […]

Schools lack in social studies department

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. Standing in line, I heard a teenager sitting behind me joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with a laugh, […]

Portales mayor opposes more Ute studies

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — All members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority stress they believe in the Ute Water Project and believe it’s a necessary destination. How they get there became the debate during Wednesday’s authority meeting. At issue was ENMRWA Vice Chairman and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega’s decision […]

City OKs money for CATS building

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis City Commissioners awarded a $1.78 million contract at Thursday’s meeting for construction of a new facility for Clovis Area Transit System. LCI2, Inc., of Clovis was the low bidder. The project includes an administration building and enclosed compound and vehicle storage to be built on a vacant lot […]

DNA study bad news for mouse, endangered species list

Freedom Newspapers We’ve seen a lot of nuttiness routinely perpetrated in the name of the Endangered Species Act as a way of protesting the U.S. Senate’s refusal to act on ESA reform this year. One of the most bizarre ESA sagas involves the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. The story, much like Alice’s Wonderland, just gets […]

Palestinians must discover new identity

Freedom Newspapers Amid the public tussle over whether Yasser Arafat was more sinner than saint is a strong undercurrent of hope. With the leader the Israelis decided they could not and would not deal with out of the picture, is there a chance to redeem the promise of Oslo with steps toward peace? Should the […]