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Fact Check: Clinton And Sanders On Campaign Finance

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders both pledged their allegiance Thursday to the cause of campaign finance reform during the final Democratic presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary.Polls show that many Americans agree: Too much money comes from too few donors. The candidates' solutions, predictably, were somewhat less certain.SuperPACsSanders: "What we should do, and one of the things we should do is not only talk the talk, but walk the...
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The Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a river.

A preliminary report released Friday says the spill flowed into the Animas River and most of the metals settled into the riverbed. It says some of them reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico.

Utah officials have said some contaminants reached their state, but the report doesn't address that.

New Mexico Couple: Woman Posed As Humane Society Worker And Stole Dog

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A New Mexico couple says a woman posing as an Animal Humane employee threatened them with jail and stole one of their dogs.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque (http://goo.gl/f605Kx) reports Leandra and Angelo Quevedo of Rio Communities, New Mexico, said Thursday the woman originally responded to a Criaglist ad about buying a dog.

After purchasing a dog, she returned and claimed she was with the Humane Society of the United States.

Group Questions Closed-Door Meeting By New Mexico Lawmakers

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The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government says a House appropriations committee locked out the public from a meeting on the state budget.

Foundation Executive Director Susan Boe wrote to the House speaker and Senate president Friday to urge that all legislative committee meetings be held in public.

Boe says the House Appropriations and Finance Committee locked the doors to its committee room and barred the public while discussing a state budget bill on Monday. The committee presented a detailed $6.3 billion budget plan in public the next day.

Democrats: House Republicans Vote AGAINST New Mexico’s Working Families

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Rep. Bill McCamley (D-New Mexico House District 33)

  Commentary:    Today, Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee voted against the Working Families Tax Credit and Capital Gains Act on a party line vote 6-5. The Working Families Tax Credit and Capital Gains Act, sponsored by Representative Bill McCamley (D-Mesilla), is the state equivalent of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit that provides a tax credit for hard working families and also repeals the capital gains deduction. 

 

Bataan 2016, Who Will You March For?

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  The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year March 20 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance.

Considered one of the hardest marathon-length routes in the U.S., participants come from all over the world to honor the Bataan fallen and World War II survivors.

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

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  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Passes Away at 85

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  The last surviving member of the Apollo 14 crew, Astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell, passed away February 4, at 9:30 pm, in West Palm Beach from a sudden illness.

Although Mitchell was born in Hereford, Texas, he always considered Artesia, New Mexico, his home because he spent most of his childhood there. A 1948 graduate of Artesia High School, the Navy veteran also held degrees in Industrial Management, Aeronautical Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics. He held an honorary doctorate from New Mexico State University and several other universities.

Suspect Sought In Fatal Stabbing Surrenders

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  A suspect wanted by Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives in the fatal stabbing of David Escamilla, 17, surrendered to law enforcement late Thursday afternoon.

   Lawrence J. Lucero, 19, turned himself in just after 5 p.m. at the sheriff’s main headquarters in Las Cruces. He was accompanied by his attorney and a few family members.

   Detectives had obtained a warrant for Lucero’s arrest on Thursday morning, identifying him as a suspect in the fatal stabbing investigation that began on Oct. 19, 2014.

A second Senate committee has passed a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Friday a measure that would create "driver's authorization card" following emotional pleas some senators.

Under the proposal, immigrants living in the country illegally would be allowed to apply for that card but could no longer get a New Mexico driver's license.

Family Blames Deputies For Death Of Great-Grandfather

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A New Mexico family says excessive force on the part of sheriff deputies is to blame for the death of an 88-year-old great-grandfather who was distraught following the death of his wife.

The family of Fidencio Duran is suing Bernalillo County in state district court.

Their complaint outlines a standoff last September that ended with deputies shooting Duran with pepper balls before unleashing a police dog. Duran died a month later, and medical investigators classified his death as homicide.

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One of the Vatican's most prominent critics, who pushed for greater protections for children and harsher punishments for pedophile priests, has taken a leave of absence from the pope's advisory commission on clerical sex abuse.

Game of Thrones may have killed off many major characters, but the manipulative, scheming Queen Cersei is still standing. She's played by Lena Headey, who we've invited to play a game called "You win and you die."

Since The Game of Thrones doesn't sound particularly fun to play, we'll ask three questions about even worse games.

Israel made a decision last week that supporters are calling game-changing. Men and women will be allowed to worship together at the holiest place where Jews can legally pray. This could lead to other changes in Israel.

Batya Kallus, who helped negotiate the deal that led to the government decision, is jubilant.

"This is groundbreaking," she says. "We've reconceived what the Western Wall includes."

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

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Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened. It involves Bill Clinton's campaign promises, and Silicon Valley workers taking to the streets to protest an accounting rule.

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It's not simply Flint that has bad water. The Michigan city, which has grabbed headlines recently for its rampant water contamination, is joined in that dubious distinction by another town, much farther south: St. Joseph, La.

"It's just a given fact that at some point during the week, you're going to have brown or yellow water," says resident Garrett Boyte.

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5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

With the Iowa caucuses in the books, the focus of the political world has shifted to the first-in-the-nation-primary state, New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters, with their contrarian reputation, head to the polls Tuesday. Expect the unexpected.Here are five things to know about how it all works:1. Voting is straightforwardKudos to those of you who mastered the complex caucus system that Iowa uses to pick its presidential nominees. But now you can breathe a sigh of relief. In New Hampshire, it...
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New Playground Will Provide Opportunities For Children With Special Needs

According to Las Cruces Public Schools, there are over 3,500 students with special needs enrolled in the district, and after almost a decade of trying one mother is working to get them a place to play.Seriyah Borundua is a 14- year old student at Picacho Middle School with three sisters, she is a happy fun loving teenager who is living with cerebral palsy and a few other disabilities.Her mother Dana Garcia wants to make sure Seriyah has the same opportunities as every child in Las Cruces....
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Join Us For The Democratic Presidential Debate-Thursday From 7pm-9pm On KRWG-TV/FM

PBS and WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public television station in the nation’s capital, has announced that PBS NewsHour will produce the first Democratic presidential candidates debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7 PM MT. NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, to be broadcast on KRWG-TV and KRWG-FM and nationwide on PBS/NPR stations. The...
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