Heinrich Statement On Gina Haspel Confirmation Hearing

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US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Committee will hold an open confirmation hearing on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, on the nomination of Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence (CIA) Agency Gina Haspel to become Director of the CIA:


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report credits New Mexico with continuing to improve the quality of its early childhood education programs and investing more money in the initiatives.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Tuesday that many experts believe the programs are the key to boosting educational measures and helping combat poverty.

Ali Hedrick, Kate Landau

Calexico's own Joey Burns joins Trevor Hodgkins to discuss their new album The Thread That Keeps Us, the influence of Southwestern culture on their music, and whether or not a shout-out to James Turrell leads to a Roden Crater invite. 

All that plus plenty of incredible music!

New Mexico Town Reconsiders Tribute To Spanish Conqueror

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city nestled among Pueblo Indian reservations is reconsidering its annual commemoration of the 1598 arrival of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, who is both revered as a Hispanic founding father and reviled for brutality against Native Americans.

Newly elected Espanola Mayor Javier Sanchez said this week that changes are in store for the city's summer pageant and community carnival that includes a costumed pageant of an armored Onate on horseback with a coterie of soldiers, royalty, Christian friars and an Indian scout.

Postal Service: Pie Town Will Keep Full Postal Services

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PIE TOWN, N.M. (AP) — The Postal Service is providing assurances that it is committed to providing full services in Pie Town, a tiny western New Mexico community where the current post office is closing.

Postal Service spokesman Peter Hass says operations are being temporarily suspended at the current location because of a loss of lease but he says officials are working to move the services to new location.

Hass says officials also are working with residents to identity a place for temporary group mailboxes to serve post office box customers in the meantime.

Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) led a group of 170 members of Congress in introducing companion resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives formally calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.

El Paso School Safety Forum Thursday

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El Paso - The second Students' Forum: Keeping our Schools Safe, a collaboration between state Sen. José Rodríguez, the Senate District 29 Youth Advisory Committee, and UTEP and EPCC student governments will take place at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center (Auditorium, Bldg. A, 9050 Viscount) from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Heinrich Statement On The Passing Of Community Leader Jennifer Riordan

Apr 18, 2018
Senator Martin Heinrich (D) New Mexico

  Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in response to the passing of Jennifer Riordan who died aboard a Southwest Airlines flight:

“New Mexico tragically lost one of our very best. Jennifer was a pillar of our community in Albuquerque and will be deeply missed. My wife, Julie, and I are heartbroken for her husband and two children and will continue to keep their entire family in our thoughts. May we all aspire to leave such a positive and lasting impact on our neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family as Jennifer did. Julie and I extend our deepest sympathies to her loved ones as we all grieve this tremendous loss.”


Gila National Forest Placed On 'High Fire Danger'

Apr 18, 2018


SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A national forest in southwestern New Mexico along the Arizona border has been placed on "high fire danger."

The Silver City Sun-News reports warmer temperatures and high spring winds are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest as officials report an increase in abandoned campfires.

A fire danger rating of "high" is defined as "all fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes."


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Commentary: EL PASO, TX -Record numbers of women are running for office in Texas this year. And Annie’s List, a political action group that helps elect progressive women in our state, wants to help them get there!

Pearce Issues Tax Day Statement Celebrating Republican Tax Law

Apr 17, 2018
Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

Commentary: Congressman Steve Pearce today released the following statement on Tax Day 2018:

“Today is the deadline for all Americans to file their federal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, lower- and middle-income families in New Mexico are already seeing and feeling the benefits of tax reform. It’s providing needed tax relief for the 120,000 small businesses in New Mexico. Across the nation, over 400 corporations are raising wages, providing bonuses, and increasing retirement contributions for their workers. That’s because businesses know our nation’s old and broken tax code is on its way out, and they want to pass on the relief they will receive to you, employees, and consumers. Come next year, families and businesses will feel this relief once again on Tax Day when they no longer have to file under the old, antiquated tax code. I will continue to promote pro-growth policies that provide relief for small businesses while improving New Mexico’s and the nation’s economy.”

Much Work Ahead For The New Mexico Legislature

Apr 17, 2018

Commentary:  From time to time, as I travel around my district and to other areas of the state, I hear criticism that the Legislature has not done enough to solve one problem or another.  Take your pick:  our economy, capital outlay, education, crime.  The list goes on.

Commentary: Today’s Tax Day and if you’re feeling frustrated by Trump and Republicans’ approach to taxes, you’re not alone. Trump and Republicans promised their signature tax bill would be for the middle class, that it would create jobs, spur investment and wage growth, and that it would pay for itself. Those were all lies.

The Attorney General Visits Las Cruces. Why?

Apr 17, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)


  Commentary: I’m not sure why U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Las Cruces on Wednesday, or what he believes he accomplished with his visit.

The original agenda for the convention of border sheriffs taking place at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center called for Associate Deputy U.S. Attorney General Steve Cook to speak in the afternoon time slot. Cook called days before the convention to let them know that Sessions would be coming in his place.

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