Foreign investors partner with Tres Amigas (updated)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) —A $1.5 billion effort to link the nation’s three major electricity grids is getting a boost from Japanese investors and a European company well versed in integrating power markets. The partnerships with Mitsui and Co. and the European Power Exchange will ensure access to a large talent pool and funding for the next […]

Foreign investors partner with Tres Amigas

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A $1.5 billion effort to link the nation’s three major electricity grids is getting a boost from Japanese investors and a European company well versed in integrating power markets. Tres Amigas president and chief executive Phillip Harris says the partnerships with Mitsui and Co. and the European Power Exchange ensures access to […]

Their view: Cut foreign aid before cutting benefits

Karl D. Spence of Clovis offers his view of federal budget cuts.

VFW recognizing deploying troops

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Argen Duncan The Portales Veterans of Foreign Wars post is honoring deploying and returning airmen with a monthly ceremony. VFW Post 9515 is the only one in the state to hold “Hail and Farewell” celebrations, although it’s a nationally supported program, said Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Welch. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary come together […]

Foreign students highlighted during ENMU International Week

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University celebrated cultures around the world this week with International Week. International Week highlights international and foreign exchange students and their cultures across the U.S. Danni Luo, a graduate student at ENMU and director of International Affairs, lead efforts to organize events at ENMU. “Overall, it’s been a great experience,” […]

Portales past: Oct. 28, 1953

Oct. 28, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Cliff Stevenson, Elida rancher and county commissioner, was learning to ride a new kind of vehicle at the General Hospital. He was recovering from severe injuries in a car wreck Sept. 1., and was finding his walker, loaned to the hospital by Veterans of Foreign Wars, a real […]

Time to welcome foreign large animal vets

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Typically smaller, more rural communities have no veterinarian, or at least none that will take a calving call or a horse colic emergency. Veterinary schools, veterinary associations, concerned farmers and isolated ranchers continue their search for new veterinarians interested in practicing Food Animal and Equine medicine. While we are searching […]

Troops won’t help troubled Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and four straight days of intensive discussions with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry provided the pressure. The result was to convince the current and probably future President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, to agree to a runoff election Nov. […]

Editorial: FISA creates loopholes that allow for abuse

The Senate passed Wednesday the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act of 2008 as a “compromise” between Democrats and Republicans, although it was by and large a victory for the Bush administration. President Bush signed it into law on Thursday. Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, including Sen. Barack Obama, who has been criticized […]

U.S. responsible for violence in Iraq

The Virginia Tech tragedy points to a far worse tragedy, the U.S.-perpetrated catastrophe in Iraq. Credible estimates suggest the number of Iraqis killed since March 2003 as a direct or indirect consequence of the U.S. attack will soon exceed 900,000, or the equivalent of 30,000 Virginia Techs. Imagine the impact, in a small country, of […]

Military life foreign concept to many

By Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s almost impossible not to think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays. As military families, we may have loved ones away and the holidays can be a particularly trying time. I found that to me the holidays reveal a deep disconnect between military families and civilians. Most […]

Congress much too generous with NSA’s powers

Freedom Newspapers The National Security Agency surveillance authorization law passed in the frantic final hours before Congress took its August recess turns out to be much more expansive in its grant of power to spy on Americans without warrants or judicial oversight than had been widely understood at the time of its passage. House Speaker […]

Protectionist measure hinders investment

Editorial Whenever Congress passes something unanimously you can be sure it is either entirely innocuous or utterly stupid and harmful. In the case of a bill the House passed 423-0, to give the government broader powers to review foreign investments in certain kinds of U.S. industries and facilities, it is the latter. The bill is […]

Russia demonstrates ambition for grandeur

Editorial The Russian government has successfully pressured Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, into reducing its stake in a promising but difficult oil and natural-gas field in Siberia from a majority share to a minority share. Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy group, which has invested little or nothing in exploiting the energy resources on and around […]

Special Operations vital to foreign internal defense

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Writer HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Jerome Klingaman was a young combat aviation advisor, thrown into the jungles of Laos, when he stumbled upon a major void in the U.S. military. The last 13 years of his life, he has spent crafting a remedy. Klingaman was part of a haphazard team of […]

U.S. should take a hard and objective look at port deal

Editorial At first glance it looks just like what South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it: an “unbelievably tone-deaf politically” decision. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., a government interagency panel, signs off on allowing a company owned by the government of Dubai, second-largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, to buy […]

Iraq war debate carries implications of future U.S. foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers The public call by Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha, a 37-year Marine Corps veteran who has been generally pro-military and hawkish, for a prompt beginning to withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq has been a catalyst for what was bound to happen anyway: a national debate or discussion on what to do about […]

Chinese university works with ENMU

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University is participating with Sichuan University of China in a 1-2-1 dual degree program, unlike any other program in which ENMU has ever participated. The 1-2-1 program will allow 13 undergraduate Chinese students to complete their first year of college at a Chinese university before coming to ENMU for […]

Local businesses want tariffs on milk powder

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County dairy officials met with members of the United States congress this week in Portales and Clovis in an attempt to convince members of Congress to implement a tariff on foreign companies looking to import milk protein concentrate (milk powder). If the bill is not placed, it could affect the MPC […]