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Oregon Occupation Ends As Last Holdout Surrenders

After 41 days, the Oregon occupation is over: All four militants who remained at an occupied wildlife refuge have surrendered to the FBI.David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson were the last four militants left at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore., on Thursday morning. A group of armed anti-federalists had taken over the refuge in early January, saying they were protesting the convictions of two Oregon ranchers on arson charges.Banta and the Andersons...
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Mexican Nationals Arrested In New Mexico On Federal Meth Charges

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  Four Mexican nationals made their initial appearances this morning in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., on a criminal complaint charging them with methamphetamine trafficking offenses.  All four remain in federal custody pending preliminary hearings and detention hearings which have yet to be scheduled.

UPDATE: Las Cruces Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Fraud

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  Gary D. Sugamosto, 67, the man suspected of swindling several individuals out of cash he suggested would pay for ‘flipping’ used vehicles, was arrested by Las Cruces PoliceThursday morning.

Sugamosto is charged with five felony counts of fraud including two counts of fraud over $2,500, one count of fraud over $20,000, one count of fraud over $500 and one count of fraud by worthless check.

Sugamosto was arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $50,000.

Udall Reiterates Concerns About Lack Of An Ambassador To Mexico

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Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a longtime advocate for Senate reform, pushed for a Senate vote on Roberta Jacobson's nomination to serve as ambassador to Mexico. Although Jacobson has been called one of the most qualified nominees for the position ever, her nomination has been on hold for almost six months in large part due to a few senators’ objections to her role in the Obama administration's Cuba policy.

The Latest: Prosecutor Says Teen Planned Family Killing

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The latest on the case of a teen charged with killing his parents and three siblings in New Mexico (all times local):

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Closing arguments are underway in a hearing that will determine whether a New Mexico teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his parents and three siblings should be sentenced as a juvenile or adult.

New Mexico Braces For Budget Crunch Linked To Oil Prices

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Senator John Arthur Smith (D-Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Sierra-35), Chair, Legislative Finance Committee

Leaders of the New Mexico Senate are urging state agencies to institute cost-saving measures and plan to rewrite a budget for next year approved by the Republican-controlled House in response to declining revenue forecasts.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith said Thursday that general fund reserves are likely to be drawn down during the current fiscal year and that revenues are no longer expected to increase next year.

Spring Enrollment Down Slightly At University Of New Mexico

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University of New Mexico officials say enrollment is down slightly this spring but in line with projections.

Initial enrollment numbers for the spring semester show a total of 25,299 students.

The enrollment figure for spring 2015 was 25,816.

UNM officials say a record number of freshmen — more than 3,000 — returned for their second semester this school year.

More than 91 percent of those students are continuing into the spring semester on their way to completing their first year of college.

BHA Statement on Arrest of Cliven Bundy, Oregon Standoff

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Commentary: In the wake of the arrest in Oregon of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada scofflaw and leader of a movement to seize public lands from the American people, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney issued the following statement: 

  Attention parents of sixth grade girls from all over Doña Ana County!  It’s time to register your daughters for this year’s Girls Can! career exploration conference on Saturday morning, March 5, at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut Street in Las Cruces.

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.

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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 Jaime Rodriguez Calderón, the governor of Nuevo León state.The riot at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey 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., Nuevo León state officials said earlier...
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NM CAFé Works To Bring Low Income Earners Into The Political Process

According to the Pew Research Center, In 2015, 20% of American adults were in the lowest- income tier, up from 16% in 1971, 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...
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