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Sen. Graham Faces Raucous Town Hall The Day After GOP Fails To Repeal Obamacare

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham faced a tough, boisterous crowd at a town hall in Columbia, South Carolina today. The public meeting came the day after Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. "The process was not what I wanted it to be," he said, adding that he thinks Obamacare is a disaster and is going to collapse. And he doesn't think one party is going to be able to fix it alone. "Here's what I think should happen next," the third-term senator said. "I think...

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New Mexico sees increase in jobless rate, highest in nation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate went up in February, ensuring the state would again have the country's highest percentage of unemployed workers.

Statistics released by state and federal officials on Friday show that New Mexico's unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, up from 6.7 percent in January.

The national unemployment rate is 4.7 percent.

Only Alaska and Alabama have jobless rates in the six-percent range.

El Paso Brothers Get Life In Prison In Murders Of Three Relatives

Mar 24, 2017

  EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2008 killings of three relatives in Mexico.

Samuel and Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola were sentenced Thursday in El Paso, Texas. Samuel Velasco Gurrola was convicted in October of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and conspiracy to cause foreign travel for murder for hire. Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola pleaded guilty to racketeering violations and three counts of conspiracy to kill in a foreign country.

Judge: Man Charged In Las Cruces Murder Cannot Be Held Without Bond

Mar 24, 2017

LAS CRUCES – Attorneys for the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office appeared before District Judge Douglas R. Driggers Friday to request no bond in the murder case against Taylor James Enriquez.

Enriquez, 19, was indicted March 9 by a Las Cruces grand jury on charges of first degree murder, false imprisonment and aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm.

Suspect Charged in Rick’s Performance Center Burglary In Las Cruces

Mar 24, 2017

The man suspected of breaking into and burglarizing an automotive parts store on Feb. 13 has been charged with the crime.

Justin Mitchell Elder, 35, of the 3000 block of Camino Real, is charged with three fourth-degree felony counts including non-residential burglary, tampering with evidence and larceny.

Rep. Keith Ellison

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statements after Trumpcare failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Pearce Disappointed In Failure To Replace Affordable Care Act

Mar 24, 2017
Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

Commentary: Congressman Steve Pearce today released the following statement after the Speaker of the House pulled the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“I am disappointed that we were unable to get to an agreement this week on a plan that would bring affordability and accessibility back to health care marketplaces in the state of New Mexico and around the nation. The failing Obamacare system has reduced choices and increased prices in the state of New Mexico.

In part two of KRWG’s In Focus interview with Roman Jimenez, Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party, Mr. Jimenez shares his thoughts on immigration enforcement, The North American Free Trade Agreement, and shares his perspective on why Republicans lost control of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the 2016 election.

Relief Mixed With Concern In New Mexico As GOP Health Bill Is Pulled

Mar 24, 2017

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican plans to overhaul former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act were derailed indefinitely Friday, but not before state insurance regulators warned of a "major potential impact" for New Mexico if some of the GOP bill's provisions are kept alive.

Today, City Manager Stuart C. Ed announced he has filled two department head positions. Jennifer Vega-Brown will be the new City Attorney, and Philip San Filippo will serve as director of the City’s newly-created Economic Development department.

“The City of Las Cruces is indeed fortunate to have this caliber of talent successfully recruited and retained. Both individuals have strong ties to our community and will be able to affect immediate, positive impacts,” said Ed.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the couple suspected of stealing the purse from the shopping cart of an 80-year-old woman.

Las Cruces Police learned that an 80-year-old woman was shopping at the Walmart store, at 571 Walton Blvd., when she had her purse stolen from a shopping cart. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.


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Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), made the following statements today after President Trump granted a permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Republicans Want to Strip Coverage from New Mexicans

Mar 24, 2017

Commentary: New Mexico - In an attempt to gain votes, Republicans in Congress are attempting to make Trump’s Health care plan even worse, by eliminating basic coverage requirements.


Commentary:  API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the State Department’s approval of the cross-border permit needed for the advancement of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Commentary: Hello my name is Robert Hinton. Most people know me as Rob. I am a native New Mexican and have been a proud member of the Las Cruces community for over twenty-five years. However, at this time, I am concerned about various city government actions (past and present, as well as some imminent decisions that will greatly impact our future).

Trump’s Proposed Budget Will Pay for America’s Berlin Wall

Mar 23, 2017
Simon Thompson

Commentary: So much for Mexico paying for it. According to a recent CNBC article, “Trump will request more than $4 billion in defense spending to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the first federal dollars that would be allocated for one of his most divisive campaign promises.”

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