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20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

Citing concern for the nearly 800,000 young immigrants whove been granted protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Californias Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 19 of his colleagues are asking President Trump to keep the program running. In a letter to the president , Becerra and the other attorneys general are urging Trump to refuse a request from Texas and nine other states that wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking the Trump administration to...

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Las Cruces Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Family Dollar

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Las Cruces Police are investigating an armed robbery committed Thursday evening at a local Family Dollar store.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, officers were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store, 745 N. Valley Dr. Investigators learned that a man, believed to be in his mid-20s, displayed a handgun and ordered employees to give him money.

The employees handed over cash from one of the registers and the suspect fled from the store in a white vehicle. No injuries were reported.

 Commentary: With more details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election emerging daily, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to address threats to America’s campaign finance system.

Seven Arrests in New Mexico Underage Human Trafficking Operation

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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales, Homeland Security Investigations and the Albuquerque Police Department announced the successful result of a joint operation targeting commercial sex trafficking of minors in Albuquerque. Seven men were arrested this week in Albuquerque during the operation for soliciting sex with someone they believed to be a 15-year-old girl, who was actually an undercover BCSO deputy. The men all attempted to pay $40 to $200 to have sex with 15-year-old girls.

Murals of Las Cruces Project

On Saturday August 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the Murals of Las Cruces Project will host a “launch party” for their new website at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

The afternoon will begin with a panel discussion titled “Street Art: A Public Conversation,” and will be followed by an after party with refreshments in celebration of the launch of

Las Cruces Woman Suspected of Stabbing Boyfriend

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Police arrested a Las Cruces woman suspected of stabbing her boyfriend during an argument on Thursday.

Danae Lynn Wingard, 29, of the 1700 block of Payne Street, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery against a household member.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to the report of a stabbing victim at Mountainview Regional Medical Center. Officers arrived to find a 28-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to his back. His injuries were not life-threatening.

New Mexico Teacher Evaluation Lawsuit Delayed Again

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Stephanie Ly-AFT NM President / aft photo

  Santa Fe – A lawsuit over New Mexico's teacher evaluation system has been delayed again.  It was scheduled for trial in October.

American Federation of Teachers President New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statement: 

Las Cruces Utilities Encourages Careers In The Solid Waste Field

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What gets elementary kids excited at school? Trash trucks!

First through sixth grade students at Desert Trail Elementary in Chaparral made their way outside the classroom for Career Day in mid-May. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Section was there to tell them about career opportunities and about helping to protect the environment.

Commentary: CLOVIS, NM: This week, as House Republicans advanced a budget proposal that includes billions in new immigration enforcement funding and deep cuts to crucial government services, federal immigration agents launched a new wave of deportation raids in Clovis, New Mexico, detaining long-time residents and disrupting the lives of countless families.

Las Cruces, NM –The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Women, Infants, Children program (WIC) along with Children’s Medical Services, Families First and the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) program will host its annual Breastfeeding Celebration on August 04, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at the Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano.SaferNM will also be providing free car seat safety checks.

UNM To Offer Writing Classes With D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives

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TAOS, N.M. (AP) — D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is partnering with the University of New Mexico Continuing Education to host a series of online creative writing workshops.

The University of New Mexico recently announced the workshops which are aimed at giving writers feedback and the opportunity to work with writing instructors. Classes cater to poets, novelists, short story writers and nonfiction writers.

Courses run from October through November and are limited to 15 participants per class.


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Campaign: Partisans Attack Pearce’s Humble Beginnings

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Commentary: STATEMENT FROM CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN GREG BLAIR: “It’s sad that people who are more focused on scoring points than solving problems would try to distort Steve Pearce’s story of hard work and humble beginnings. The Pearce family started out with nothing and worked hard to lift themselves out of the depths of poverty. Steve Pearce embraced his parents’ work ethic and got his first job when he was nine years old. Steve is a New Mexico success story.

Pearce Blasts Consumer Financial Protection Bureau On 7th Anniversary Of Dodd-Frank

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Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

Commentary: Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement on the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act seven years ago:

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today released the following statement regarding the House Budget Committee’s markup of the House Republican budget.

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Commentary: WASHINGTON - On Wednesday evening, Voices for Internet Freedom, a coalition of organizations advocating for the digital rights of communities of color, filed comments calling on the Federal Communications Commission to maintain the strong Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015.

The comments filled by the Voices coalition include more than 100 personal stories from people of color across the country whose lives have been transformed by bright-line Net Neutrality rules.

Lily Eskelsen García-President, NEA / NEA photo

  Commentary: WASHINGTON — Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the Dream Act of 2017, legislation aimed at granting legal status and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The bipartisan legislation would also provide a long-term legislative solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program recipients and Dreamers.  


NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement: 


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