Energy bill could raise utility rates

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Local electricity providers expect customer costs to go up if a proposed federal cap-and-trade climate legislation passes the U.S. Senate without changes. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which has a number of provisions to limit carbon emissions […]

Canada trade deal needs to be protected

Freedom New Mexico President Obama’s visit to Canada was notable for the ever-so-slight undercurrents of uneasiness between two countries that have enjoyed generally amicable relations over the sometimes touchy issue of trade. Obama made foolish comments during the presidential campaign (in the heart of a Rust Belt filled with people and union leaders eager to […]

Pastor set to trade places

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Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming, but after 35 years in active ministry, the Rev. Joel H. Horne says he’s looking forward to trading his place behind the pulpit for sitting by his wife in the pew. Horne, who will turn 70 this Halloween, will officially retire Sunday as the senior pastor, […]

ENMU student discusses Islam

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Rabiah Memon held a presentation Thursday at the school that focused on debunking the myths and misunderstanding of Islam. Memon told the crowd of about 60 students and residents that as a Muslim she is often asked how she felt about the terrorism attacks […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Death of Doha Round not end of world for trade

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such […]

Easing government regulation is best medicine for trade

Editorial With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how he or […]

Events Calendar July 6

Sunday Curry County Trade Days — Noon-5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Milnesand Community Reunion — 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. program; 11 a.m. potluck lunch. At Milnesand Community Building. Monday Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of First Street and Avenue B. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

Events Calendar June 8, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds TuesdayRoosevelt County Health Council — 4 p.m. Memorial Building Portales Arts Council — 5:30 p.m. Memorial Building WednesdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 ThursdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 FridayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705Route 66 […]

Democrats reaction shows deep hostility toward world trade

Editorial It’s sad, really. For most of the last century, the Democratic Party, as the most significant advocate of an internationalist perspective in American politics, understood that promoting international trade was a key aspect of being an internationally oriented world power that valued multilateral relations. With its latest action on a proposed trade agreement with […]