Pot legalization needs to be taken seriously

Freedom New Mexico Proposition 19, an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, was soundly defeated in the November election after California’s political establishment, Democratic and Republican, came out strongly against it. We had concerns with a provision related to the ability of employers to combat marijuana use at the workplace, but we are […]

Recipe of the day: Broccoli cheese soup

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup INGREDIENTS * 3/4 cup butter * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour * 9 cups chicken stock * 9 cups milk * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper * 5 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 1/2 pounds processed cheese, shredded * 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Melt […]

Mastering coffee drinking takes practice

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I’m a novice when it comes to the art of coffee drinking. As a somewhat new sipper of this perked beverage, I’m envious of the grace and skill my parents exhibit in drinking coffee. My first attempts to become a coffee drinker in my early 30s resulted in a scalded […]

Talk to children about making good choices

Freedom Newspapers T he next target of the anti-drug hysteria that stems from our nation’s drug war could well be something many Americans have never heard of: marijuana-flavored lollipops. Marketed by several makers under names such as “Pot Suckers,” the candies contain no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. But that doesn’t stop rabid drug […]