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Morgan Stanley Will Pay $3.2 Billion For Contributing To Mortgage Crisis

Morgan Stanley has reached a $3.2 billion settlement with state and federal authorities, the New York attorney general's office announced Thursday.In the deal, the investment bank acknowledges that it misrepresented the risks of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 housing and financial crisis.Morgan Stanley knew that it was selling securities backed by residential mortgages with "material defects" — such as loans that were "underwater," where the loan was larger than the value o...
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Rep. Nate Gentry

 Commentary: New analysis of campaign finance reports has revealed that since the 2014 elections that put Republicans in charge of the House, Republican Majority Leader Nate Gentry took over $160,000 from corporations and wealthy special interests.

ProgressNow NM's new analysis of campaign finance reports looked at over 12,000 individual contributions and segmented out the 2,304 corporate contributions reported by candidates and elected officials between the November 2014 election and the last reporting period in October 2015 (the most recent data available).

Detectives Arrest Las Cruces Man Suspected In String Of Burglaries

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  Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Las Cruces man who they allege is responsible for a string of burglaries that were reported in the past several weeks to the sheriff’s office, the Mesilla Marshal’s office, and the Las Cruces Police Department.

   Christopher Reed, 21, was taken into custody Tuesday on eight counts of receiving or transferring stolen property and one count of criminal damage to property.

Mount Cristo Rey Dinosaur Tracks Park Bill Passes

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Rep. Jeff Steinborn

  The New Mexico House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Wednesday night to launch discussions about the future of a Mount Cristo Rey Dinosaur Tracks park.  The discussions could lead to a 200 acre nature park owned by Insights El Paso Science Center at the base of Mount Cristo Rey be transferred to a New Mexico organization.  The discussions will be facilitated by the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource Department’s State Parks Division and include key stakeholders including the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Museum of Natura

  The New Mexico State University College of Education and Black Programs will host several events this month recognizing Black History Month with cultural music performances.

The college’s Dance Program and Black Programs will sponsor a performance by Soriba Fofana, director of the MORIA West African Dance & Drum Ensemble in New Mexico. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Corbett Center Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 575-646-4067.

New Report Shows How Community Schools Transform Schools, Communities, Lives

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  Today, the Center for Popular Democracy, Coalition for Community Schools, and the Southern Education Foundation released a report, Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools .

  Commentary:  Over two dozen domestic violence and sexual assault service providers are opposing fingerprinting and background check requirements for immigrants applying for driver's licenses. Representatives from victim service agencies and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association will participate in a press conference today at the Capitol urging support for a driver's license compromise that does not pose additional barriers for immigrant victims to obtain driver's authorization cards.

Deming Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Meth Charges

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Flavio Loya Moncada, 53, of Deming, N.M., pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

   Moncada was arrested on March 11, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 6, 2015, in Doña Ana County, N.M., after Moncada attempted to sell approximately 235.1 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent. 

Nachison: Angelica Rubio for House District 35

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Angelica Rubio

Commentary:  The primaries for state legislators arrive in some four months. District 35 is an open seat. One candidate is outstanding.

Angelica Rubio has touched thousands of Las Crucens’ lives. She worked to protect the Organ Mountains, reveled in its national monument designation, protecting them for future generations. Angelica managed the minimum wage petition campaign and saw to its unexpected passage by the City Council — $10.10 in 2019. She has worked hard to increase the voting population in local and state elections, a never-ending task.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall D-NM

  Commentary:   Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they are urging President Obama to temporarily suspend immigration removal actions against children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras until questions about due process can be addressed.

  Las Cruces – Doña Ana Community College (DACC) will host the second annual “Run with your Doc,” to benefit St. Luke’s Healthcare Clinic on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Last year’s race included 625 runners who helped raise $30,000 for the clinic.

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Riot In Mexican Prison Kills At Least 52, Officials Say

A fire and a riot broke out in a prison in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico on Wednesday night, killing at least 52 people and putting 12 in the hospital, says Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodriguez, whose state includes the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey.The riot at the prison in northern Mexico began with a dispute between two groups around 11:30 p.m. local time, Rodriguez said at a Thursday morning news conference. The prison was brought back under control at 1:30 a.m., state officials in...
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NM CAFé Works To Bring Low Income Earners Into The Political Process

In 2015, 20% of American adults were in the lowest- income tier, up from 16% in1971, with more American’s moving into the lower income tiers there is a concern of the affect it will have on American politics.Low Income Earners tend to be less- involved in politics than the middle class, but a group in Las Cruces works to keep them involved. New Mexico CAFé helps to train and keep people involved in politics.People in Las Cruces came to know New Mexico CAFé when they were petitioning for a min...
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PBS and WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public television station in the nation’s capital, has announced that PBS NewsHour will produce the first Democratic presidential candidates debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7 PM MT. NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, to be broadcast on KRWG-TV and KRWG-FM and nationwide on PBS/NPR stations. The ...
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