Commentary: A state court ruled today that New Mexico’s education system violates the state constitution because it fails to provide students a sufficient public education.


In Depth: Outrage Over Decision To Cut Men's Soccer At UNM

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  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The men's soccer team at the University of New Mexico has had a dozen NCAA tournament appearances and hopefuls from around the world have competed to play for the program.

But regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to cut the program, which has among the highest profiles nationally of Lobos men's sports.

Scammers Pretending to be State Employees to Steal New Mexicans’ Cash

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Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert, warning New Mexicans that scammers are calling from phone numbers with “New Mexico State Government” listed on caller ID, and trying to trick people into handing over their money.

“Scammers are getting very sneaky and sophisticated, and their techniques are increasingly difficult to detect,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “The most effective solution to the problem of encountering a scam call is simply to hang up.”

Martinez Appoints Jim Paxon to the Sierra County Commission

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  Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez appointed Jim Paxon of Truth or Consequences to the First District of the Sierra County Commission, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Sherry Fletcher.

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Museum reopened for a limited preview on Friday, July 20. 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m.


Home of the world’s largest collection of Mimbres artifacts, the museum has been temporarily closed for almost two years while its official home, historic Fleming Hall, undergoes a $3.2 million transformation.

The limited preview was hosted in conjunction with the Silver City CLAY Festival (July 16 – 21), as a way of sharing the WNMU museum’s extensive pottery collection with modern day ceramicists.

“Light Works: A Century of Photography,” will open with a reception during the Downtown Ramble, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 3 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer.

"I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras.

But the asylum officer rejected her claim.

"I don't know what happened," Lourdes said. "I don't know how I failed."

Udall Statement On Trump Move To Undermine Endangered Species Act

Jul 20, 2018
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act:

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore ways the wastewater that results from oil and gas operations can be reused or recycled.

The state and the federal agency announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding Thursday.

Ken McQueen, who oversees New Mexico's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, says the state is one of the largest oil producers in the U.S. and that production is accompanied by even more wastewater. call saul


SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Breaking Bad" is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television.

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman will be in the show's spinoff "Better Call Saul" at some point.

Gilligan, Cranston and Paul were joined by many of their fellow "Breaking Bad" castmates in the 6,500-seat Hall H to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show.


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AG Balderas urges FDA to ban Flavored Tobacco

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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

Commentary:  Albuquerque, NM — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a bipartisan coalition of nine Attorneys General in urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban flavored tobacco products. In March, the FDA began soliciting information related to the role that flavors play in the use of tobacco products. As part of its rule-making process, the FDA is seeking comments, data, research, and other results regarding flavored tobacco and its impact on certain populations. The Attorneys General are urging a complete ban of flavors in all tobacco products

Conservationists critical of latest plan for Gila River diversion

18 hours ago

Commentary: On behalf of 37 local, state, and national conservation, sportsmen, faith, and outdoor recreation organizations, the Gila Conservation Coalition submitted today scoping comments on the ecologically harmful and costly Gila River diversion project.

Commentary: Summer always turns the mind to liberty. Liberty because summertime is when vacations give us freedom from school and work. Liberty because of the 4th of July. So, it was that watching a fireworks display inspired me to turn my mind to the issue of how economics can help to define the boundaries of government in the organization of society.

My Party...Right Or Wrong

Jul 19, 2018

Commentary: Many people of voting age know a famous quotation: My country, right or wrong. This is an expression of utmost loyalty to the nation state, however one may interpret the manifestation of that quality.

Whether one agrees with this particular sentiment or not, this quotation demonstrates a fervor and uncompromising loyalty that some pledge to the nation state. In this view, the rightness or wrongness of what a nation state does or stands for is always subservient to and of lesser importance than pledging and maintaining one’s allegiance to that nation state.

New Mexicans Speak Out About Radioactive Waste Risks

Jul 19, 2018

Commentary: Prominent New Mexicans raised concerns today at a legislative hearing (PDF) about a controversial plan to bring deadly high-level radioactive waste to their state.

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