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In Stunning Reversal, Trump Suggests He'd 'Work With' Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

After signaling that his position on immigration is "to be determined" and that it could "soften," Donald Trump did an amazing thing — what amounts to almost a full about-face on the principal issue that has driven his campaign.Trump indicated in a town hall with Fox News' Sean Hannity, which aired Wednesday night, that he would be in favor of a path to legalization for immigrants in the U.S. illegally."No citizenship," he said. But he added, "Let me go a step further — they'll pay back-taxes...
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The Latest: Albuquerque District IDs Slain New Mexico Girl

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The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Albuquerque Public Schools have identified a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl police say was drugged, raped and strangled.

The district said Thursday that Victoria Martens was a student at Petroglyph Elementary School on Albuquerque's west side. In a statement, the district says school officials were having hard time wrapping their heads around a case that even has drawn a strong reaction from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

New Mexico Might Pay Facebook Water Tab

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New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas.

The social media company is negotiating for tax breaks and subsidies as it weighs whether to locate the facility in Los Lunas or a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Los Lunas officials confirmed Thursday that a proposed water agreement with the data center developer includes provisions to acquire water rights with money from New Mexico's closing fund that helps pay for infrastructure as businesses expand or relocate to New Mexico.

Bill Jordan, MA

Commentary: Building high-quality public services like education, health care, and infrastructure takes planning because we want to make sure that the investment we’re making now will serve us long into the future. After all, many of the schools, hospitals, roads, and such that we rely on today were paid for out of tax dollars that were invested long ago.

New Owners Assuming Kia And Nissan Dealers In Las Cruces

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  Las Cruces, New Mexico – The Jack Key Kia and Jack Key Nissan car dealerships announce name change to Kia of Las Cruces and Nissan of Las Cruces.  The new name also reflects new ownership under LJ Shamaley. Shamaley is no stranger to the car dealer business and is a former proprietor of the Shamaley Ford and GMC Buick in the El Paso and Las Cruces areas.  New ownership brings with it improved product quality, and an expanding repertoire of services. The dealership will begin its name change on September 1st, 2016.

Luna County approves tax to expand emergency services

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Luna County had one of the best turnouts in years for a vote to approve a special tax to fund emergency ambulance services.

The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/2bRQQ3R ) that unofficial results show the county had a 22 percent turnout with the overwhelming majority voting to approve the measure.

 Commentary: During the 2015 Texas Legislature, while most other transparency and ethics reform proposals were headed toward the trash heap, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione secured near-unanimous passage of a new law that has enabled the public to see who benefits financially from dealings with the government.

September Events At Silver City Museum

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  Children’s Activity – Styrofoam Printing

Saturday, September 3 – 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. Conjointly with the Mimbres Regional Arts Council’s Print Fiesta, children will have the opportunity to make a Styrofoam printing to take home, frame, and hang in their rooms. Come join the fun.                                   

Children’s Activity – Paper Rock Mosaics

  Silver City, NM – Officials from the Universidad Tecnologica de Camargo (UTCam), a Mexican university based in the state of Chihuahua, visited the Silver City campus on Monday to sign an agreement of understanding with Western New Mexico University.

UTCam is a new, public university, established in 2012. The university’s mission focuses on creating professions that support the development of the region of Camargo, in the State of Chihuahua.

University Art Gallery NEA award exhibit to blend art, science

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  Natural science and contemporary art will ignite the imagination when the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University presents “GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection” from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

  Forty-six engineering transfer students participated in a one-week immersion workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship as part of a National Science Foundation program to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the week before formal classes began at New Mexico State and Howard Universities. 

Developed in collaboration between the two institutions, the program introduced transfer students to the engineering design process using the Lean LaunchPad method for technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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Bill Jordan, MA

Commentary: Building high-quality public services like education, health care, and infrastructure takes planning because we want to make sure that the investment we’re making now will serve us long into the future. After all, many of the schools, hospitals, roads, and such that we rely on today were paid for out of tax dollars that were invested long ago.

 Commentary: During the 2015 Texas Legislature, while most other transparency and ethics reform proposals were headed toward the trash heap, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione secured near-unanimous passage of a new law that has enabled the public to see who benefits financially from dealings with the government.

  Commentary: American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement: 

“Today Secretary Skandera released letter grades for New Mexico’s public schools. As education professionals, we know our schools serve different populations and each has unique needs, often not reflected in an arbitrary letter grade. We question the need to continue labeling our public schools as ‘failing’ and urge the discontinuation of this practice of so-called accountability.

Perverse Incentives Leave New Mexico Workers High and Dry

Aug 22, 2016

  Commentary: Without question, the profit motive and free markets have transformed human life. It does not follow, however, that profiteering is the answer to every human problem. Without ethical guidance, profit-seeking can lead to perverse incentives. The tragic consequences of one such story are playing out here in New Mexico.

 

Padilla Blasts Martinez Push For New Mexico Death Penalty Legislation

Aug 22, 2016

  Commentary: Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla (D-14-Bernalillo) today sharply criticized Governor Susana Martinez’s recent announcement that she will make it a priority to reinstitute the death penalty in New Mexico during the next legislative session in January. They called it a cynical attempt to distract attention from the real problems of growing unemployment, K-12 classrooms ranked 50th worst, and a pressing state budget shortfall. The death penalty was abolished in 2009 after years of public discussion and debate.

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All programs air on KRWG-FM and stream live here at www.krwg.org September 17, 5pm Stuck at Square One: The Remedial Education Trap When students go to college, they expect to be in college classes. But in fact, four in 10 students end up in basic math and English, relearning what they were supposed to learn in high school. The vast majority of them never get a college degree. What’s going on? September 24, 5pm Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline Kids who are suspended or expelled...
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