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Attack On MSF Hospital A 'Tragic But Avoidable Accident,' Pentagon Finds

A Pentagon investigation into a deadly U.S. airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, has found the attack was the result of human error, compounded by malfunctioning computers and communication failures.Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, detailed the findings in a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. "This was a tragic but avoidable accident caused primarily by human error," he said.What HappenedOn Oct. 3, a special operations AC-130...
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Obama Administration: States May Not Refuse To Accept Syrian Refugees

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The Obama administration is reminding state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.

A letter sent Wednesday by the Office of Refugee Resettlement says states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation.

County Will Not Censure Sheriff

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Dona Ana County commissioners will not pursue a censure of County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil, based on findings of a personnel investigator.

County Commission Chairman Billy Garrett said on Tuesday that the investigation cleared the sheriff of allegations made against him by an employee who has since resigned.

A censure is a public reprimand by county commissioners.

Vigil filed a federal lawsuit last month alleging that the commissioners had started the personnel investigation in retaliation and in an attempt to interfering with his First Amendment rights.

F-16 Crashes North Of Las Cruces, Near T or C

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U.S. Air Force

  HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - The 49th Wing has confirmed there were no
injuries involved when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Wednesday at
approximately 8:45 a.m. northwest of Salinas Peak near Truth or
Consequences, N.M.

The crash site is in a remote location in rugged terrain. Travel to the
crash site is discouraged until further notice.

The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to a local medical
facility. He is assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force
Base, N.M.

Sunland Park – A free career readiness bootcamp and job expo will be held on December 2 at the Sunland Park Center of Doña Ana Community College (DACC). The two events will assist students and residents of southern Doña Ana County to prepare for job interviews and then find employment with local employers at the job fair.   


Nachison: Las Cruces Voters Rejected Outside Money

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 Commentary: After Nov. 3’s Las Cruces election results, we can move on and not see outside money for a few months. No more nasty, degrading attempts by low-grade right-wing version of “gotcha” from GOALWestPAC, among others. We have seen what happens when proud folks forget reality and walk upright under kneeling snakes with false points. People are resting or sleeping, and at least one dog will get the loving attention that was overshadowed for something called an election.

Warrant Issued For T-Ball Coach Accused Of Embezzlement

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  An Anthony man accused of collecting more than $1,000 in fees for a youth t-ball team has been charged with embezzlement after he allegedly did not produce uniforms as promised and abruptly canceled practices.

   A nationwide warrant was issued earlier this week for the arrest of 40-year-old Moises Martinez. According to Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department detectives, several parents came forward to report they had answered a Facebook post from Martinez, who was reportedly organizing a t-ball team for children ages four to six years of age.

Doña Ana County Commissioner Wayne Hancock

  Doña Ana County District 4 Commissioner Wayne Hancock will be among the presenters at an upcoming community town hall meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Doña Ana County Community College East Mesa Campus auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

Commissioner Hancock will discuss the upcoming legislative session, and future plans for Doña Ana County. He will also be available to answer questions

Information from Doña Ana County

  A massive fire that followed an explosion Monday morning in the small village of San Pablo is still under investigation by Doña Ana County fire investigators, who say damage estimates could top more than a quarter of a million dollars.

Jennings: New Mexico Public Officials Prefer Secrecy

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Trip Jennings-New Mexico In Depth

  Commentary: New Mexico In Depth has run into a wall of silence.

Secrecy, it seems, is an unfortunate byproduct of the way New Mexico pays for hundreds of local projects around the state each year.

Every legislative session, each of the 112 state lawmakers is allowed to allocate money for brick-and-mortar projects of their choosing.

But the public can’t view those lawmaker allocations unless the lawmakers give permission to a legislative agency to share that information.

See the problem here.

Silver City Report

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Time now for our weekly segment on KRWG and, the Silver City Report with Edmundo Resendez and Silver City Press and Independent reporter, Ben Fischer who looks at the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s decision to approve the Gila diversion agreement. 


The Latest From NPR News

The family of Hall of Fame running back Frank Gifford says signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death in August.

Pocahontas had nothing to do with the first Thanksgiving. She died in 1617, four years before the celebration in Plymouth.

Neither did Malinche, her Mexican counterpart, who lived in the 1500s.

Thanksgiving feasts are always in need of something special.

Can a sprinkle of artisanal salt noticeably pump up the experience?

Let's meet a new Appalachian salt-maker in West Virginia and find out.

J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works is nestled in the Kanawha River Valley, just southeast of the capital city of Charleston in the small town of Malden (not to be confused with Maldon, a sea salt brand from the U.K.). It's mostly pasture land, with cows nearby.

The Pentagon has completed its investigation into the deadly U.S. airstrike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, killing at least 30 patients and staff members.

A question some in Chicago are asking after the release of a video that shows a police officer fatally shooting a black teen: Did prosecutors charge the officer who killed Laquan McDonald only because they had to — because the video was about to come out?

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez rejected that notion Tuesday.

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