Jesus only standard by which to judge

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist This Father’s Day I am thinking about my father. I am thinking about an incident that happened many years ago when I was a small child. It shows how sometimes people judge others by earthly standards. A valid measurement involves looking at ourselves and others by God’s standards. An incident […]

New Mexico prekindergarten program meets high quality standards

New Mexico’s PreKindergarten program met nine of 10 possible quality standards in “The State of Preschool 2008” report issued by the National Institute For Early Education Research (NIEER) today. New Mexico and eight other states met nine or more of the standards. “This report shows that New Mexico has invested responsibly in early childhood education, […]

Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

Judge dismisses emissions case

The Associated Press LAS CRUCES — A state district judge decided Monday that he would not hear a lawsuit over the state Environmental Improvement Board’s recent adoption of more stringent emission standards for new vehicles in New Mexico. In dismissing the case, state District Judge Robert Robles in Las Cruces ruled that the lawsuit should […]

Army recruiting standards drop to meet goals

By Freedom New Mexico The United States Army is proud it has met its goals in the first month of its five-year recruiting plan. But the remaining 59-month effort to find 65,000 new soldiers might not be going as well as Army officials would like the public to believe. The Boston Globe reported last week […]

Emission standards prompt lawsuit

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — A group of Democratic legislators, car dealers and a Curry County farmer filed a lawsuit in state district court Tuesday in Las Cruces challenging the state’s power to adopt more stringent vehicle emissions standards for new cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The standards mandate cleaner-burning cars […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

No Child Act needs reformed, not reauthorized

By Freedom New Mexico In what appears to be a desperate attempt to salvage some semblance of a legacy from a lame-duck period, President Bush indulged in a bit of political theater last week. He assembled a group of civil rights leaders at the White House and herded them into the Rose Garden to plead […]

Ethanol pollution standards lowered

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis resident fears a new law lowering air pollution standards for ethanol plants sets a bad precedent. Clovis resident Frank Dottle, an organizer of a local group that opposes construction of a plant just west of Clovis that would produce 108 million gallons of ethanol a year, felt […]

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, […]