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Attorneys For Kim Davis: Marriage Licenses Issued Friday Are 'Void'

After spending the night in jail, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis tells her lawyers, "All is well," adding that she slept well. She also says she is prepared to stay in jail. And her legal team says the marriage licenses that were issued by the clerk's office today are invalid."She has a clean conscience, even though she's incarcerated behind these bars," attorney Mat Staver said Friday afternoon.Davis was found in contempt of court and jailed Thursday; since then, several same-sex couples have...
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Special Education on the Cutting Edge

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  September 4, 2015 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra meets with Department Head of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University, Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance. She says more educators are needed in our community to specialize in Special Education.

  The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona infection in New Mexico that appear to be linked to eating garden variety cucumbers grown in Mexico. The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Mexico Environment Department, the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and multiple state health departments as a part of an ongoing investigation of 285 confirmed cases nationally from 27 states.

NMSU Regents To Meet About Upgrades To The Baseball Field

9 hours ago

  The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building Ballroom on the main campus of UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Erin Brockovich To Tour Navajo Nation Areas Damaged By Spill

10 hours ago
Erin Brockovich via brockovich.com

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be touring the Navajo Nation next week to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.

President Russell Begaye said Friday that Brockovich will join him in surveying areas devastated by the Gold King Mine spill.

The Aug. 5 spill from the mine near Silverton, Colorado, sent toxic sludge into waterways including the San Juan River that flows through the reservation.

The tribe has been critical of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's response.

Girl Says Albuquerque Driver's Ed Teacher Offered Her Pot

10 hours ago
Eric Robertson

A driving education instructor in Albuquerque is facing felony charges after allegedly offering a 15-year-old student marijuana during a driving session.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Eric Robertson, the owner of Drive Tech Driver's Education, has been charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A retired doctor who had an office in North Conway, New Hampshire, has been indicted on sex assault charges involving female patients under the age of 13.

Seventy-five-year-old Thomas Packard of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on a dozen counts of felony sex assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 16.

The indictments identify two girls by their initials and contain claims of numerous kinds of sexual contact between Jan. 1, 1984 and Dec. 31, 1985. The indictments are dated Aug. 21.

  Organizers of the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, have announced a change to speaker lineup on the conference’s second day.

Francisco J. Monaldi will speak about energy in the Americas at 11:15 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 17. Monaldi, a leading scholar on the politics and economics of the oil industry and oil wealth management in Latin America and developing countries, will replace Amy Myers Jaffe, who will be unable to attend as scheduled.

New Mexico Woman Arrested After Fleeing State With Young Son

11 hours ago

Authorities say a New Mexico woman and her young son who were wanted in an Amber Alert have been found safe in Washington state.

New Mexico State Police say the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 36-year-old Katrina Bryant around noon Friday at a home in Kennewick, Washington.

She's been booked into the Benton County Jail.

They say 4-year-old Kingston Rodriguez will be released to the Child Protective Services after he's medically evaluated.

Bryant and her son had been missing since Aug. 31 when they were last seen in Taos, New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police To Step Up Labor Day Patrols

11 hours ago

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says state police will step up patrols for the Labor Day weekend to catch would-be drunk drivers.

Martinez said Friday that state troopers will be extra vigilant over the holidays and urged New Mexico motorists to call cabs or "crash on a friend's sofa" rather than get behind the wheel.

The extra patrols come as New Mexico State Parks have scheduled numerous events in hopes of attracting visitors over the Labor Day weekend.

Martinez: Trump's Criticism Of Bush's Spanish A Distraction

11 hours ago
donaldjtrump.com

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's criticism of rival Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish is a distraction.

A Republican and the nation's only Latina governor, Martinez said Friday following a news conference the spat was taking the focus away from real issues facing the country.

Bush said he had been responding to a reporter's question in Spanish this week when he replied in Spanish to criticize Trump.

Trump told Breitbart News that Bush should "set the example" by speaking English while in the U.S.

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