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30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete; four are made of steel and concrete; one is topped with spikes. They all approach 30 feet in height. Customs and Border Protection is paying $20 million to six construction companies from Mississippi, Maryland, Alabama, Texas and Arizona. Crews in white hardhats operating cranes and forklifts are expected to complete the models by...

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims To Prevent Western Wildfires

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires rage across California and the West, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires.

A bill sponsored by senators from three Northwestern states would authorize hundreds of millions in new spending to help at-risk communities prevent wildfires and create a pilot program to cut down trees in the most fire-prone areas.

Body Discovered Near Valley Drive In Las Cruces

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Las Cruces police are investigating the discovery of a body found Thursday morning near the 300 block of north Valley Drive.

Sometime before 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, a person working in the area discovered the body in an undeveloped lot near Fire Station 3 and Branigan Park. Investigators are trying to determine the identity, cause of death and how long the body has been there.

New Mexico Judge Orders Release Of Clergy Sex Abuse Records

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members are being made public in response to an order from a New Mexico judge, marking the largest disclosure of such records since alleged victims began suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe nearly three decades ago.

George R.R. Martin Mixes Business, Politics At Film Forum

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks on Thursday while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.

Martin, a longtime Santa Fe resident and author of fantasy novels behind the "Game of Thrones" television series, made a plea to raise or eliminate New Mexico's $50 million annual limit on the state's tax incentive for film production.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University signed agreements with four universities, including Universidad Tecnológica de Paquimé and Universidad de Occidente, during the First International Meeting of Universities on campus last week. WNMU also signed letters of intent with 13 other universities, including Universidad Technológica de Cuidad Juarez and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, during the two-day convention.

Election 2017 Forum: Las Cruces City Council District 5

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  KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces present this Election 2017 forum for Las Cruces city council district 5.  The candidates are Gill Sorg and Steve Montanez.

The program airs Thursday at 7pm, Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am.

 

Las Cruces-Area Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation

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  A multi-agency task force is investigating an overnight shooting involving a 46-year-old male and a Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputy.

Just after midnight Thursday, residents in the area of Berry Patch Lane and Isaacks Avenue called 911 to report hearing what sounded like multiple gunshots. A patrol deputy was dispatched to the area and made contact with a suspicious vehicle.

   According to detectives, a male subject – later identified as Zach Barela – exited the vehicle and reportedly fired a shotgun towards the deputy. The deputy returned fire, and Barela fled on foot.

Silver City, NM – New Mexico International Trade Expert Jerry Pacheco with The International Business Accelerator will give a free presentation to WNMU students and the public on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Light Hall Theater.

The seminar will cover destinations for New Mexico’s exports, New Mexico’s ports of entry, trade with Mexico, recent developments and trade leads, among other topics.

Your Weekend Pulse!

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Time now for Your Weekend Pulse! your guide to what is happening in our area this weekend with Alexia SEVERSON, Pulse Editor for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Edmundo Resendez. This weekend, the 8th annual Zombie Walk takes tomorrow, the 2nd annual New Mexico Pecan Festival takes place in the historic plaza in Mesilla, the Pumpkin Splash Patch takes place Saturday, and the Harlem Globetrotters returns to the Pan Am Plaza.  

Albuquerque Sells Sunshine, Trying To Lure New Amazon HQ

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico might not have the most money to offer Amazon as it decides where to put a second headquarters, but officials say nearly limitless sunshine, hazard-free weather and a diverse population should make the state competitive.

The e-commerce giant has set Thursday as the deadline for bids from Albuquerque and dozens of other cities competing to lure Amazon. The company is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half.

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  Commentary: Las Cruces, N.M. - Today, over a dozen courageous and fearless immigrant leaders from the NM Dream Team were supposed to meet with  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (NM - District 2) to demand he support the Dream Act 2017 –Congress’ best permanent solution to protect immigrant youth and families.

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Commentary: Santa Fe – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

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Commentary: In late July, some Doña Ana County Sheriff's Deputies played in a basketball tournament in Las Vegas, which you and I helped pay for.

All Natural, Award Winning, and striving for Zero Waste

Oct 15, 2017

Commentary: She is a poster child for Zero Waste; Dr. joni newcomer [sic], is a big fan and promoter of “PeopleTowels” - teeny little cloth towels you carry to wipe your hands, instead of using disposable paper towels. In restaurants, she always carries in PeopleTowels to avoid using disposable paper napkins provided by restaurants; and she carries in her own carryout box, so she does not use styrofoam or any other disposable product provided for takeaway foods.

Commentary: As a boy, I was fascinated and horrified by news on the television about tornadoes in the Midwest, typhoons in Asia, flooding in India, and especially earthquakes around the world. I remember being glued to the set when the 1985 earthquake hit Mexico City killing thousands of people, and feeling deep sorrow for the victims. Having grown up in northern New Mexico at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the only natural disasters I ever witnessed were blizzards and a little flooding. I always wondered what an earthquake experience would be like. In 1993, I finally found out.

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