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Clinton Poised To Become First Female Presidential Nominee Of A Major Party

The second day of the Democratic National Convention is likely to be a historic one.The proceedings began with nominating speeches for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.Shyia Nelson, an environmental activist from Vermont, spoke in favor of Sanders' nomination."Our revolution continues we will never stop working for a future we believe in," she said. "We will never stop fighting for the change we need and we will never forget the man who leads us."Clinton's name was entered into nomination...
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Senator Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo and Valencia)

  Commentary: Senate Democrats today called on Governor Susana Martinez to convene the New Mexico Legislature in an emergency special session to fix the quickly expanding budget deficit that has resulted from plummeting state revenues. A new report last week revealed that the State spent between $150 – $200 million more than it had budgeted in the fiscal year that just ended, and the year ahead looks even worse.

  Commentary:  On Thursday, July 28th, NM Comunidades en Accion y de Fe (CAFé) leaders from Vado will receive over 60 tons of recycled roofing shingle material to begin paving three of their own roads, Cebolla Lane, Tarin Road, and Coleman Road.  A local recycling company out of El Paso, TX partnered with the regional EPA office to donate the materials to Vado leaders, who have been tirelessly organizing for the past 9 months to bring much deserved attention to the dangerous lack of infrastructure in their neighborhoods.  While the material is being donated, community members will do all of

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  Las Cruces – The Doña Ana Community College Workforce Center (WFC) will host an open house featuring activities and programs for students, potential students and business professionals on August 5, 2016.

The open house will feature free hot dogs, a tiny house, a semi-tractor trailer, a new ceramics kiln, 3-D printers, flight simulators, adult education, the Center for Career and Student Success, community education and small business development services.

NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis to host field day

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  It’s your chance to meet Rolando Flores, the new dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

And if you’re a grower wanting to learn about the feed-grain market, cover crops, teff grass, Valencia peanuts, weed management, live buffer strips or sugarcane aphids, you won’t want to miss this free event.

The NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis will host its annual field day Aug. 3.

NMSU nutrition educators promote healthy eating at growers’ markets

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  ALBUQUERQUE – Growers’ markets are a great source of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. They are also great places to learn about ways to prepare meals with the produce purchased at the markets.

Visitors at Albuquerque markets may find New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition educators demonstrating tasty recipes using the produce found at the markets.

Las Cruces To Hold Event For "National Night Out"

2 hours ago

  Residents of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County are invited to join their neighbors and area first responders for the annual National Night Out that will be held Aug. 2 on Main Street Downtown.

The National Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, on Main Street Downtown in Las Cruces. The event is free and all area residents are invited to attend.

Dr. Loui Reyes, NMSU

  New Mexico State University Graduate School Dean Loui-Vicente Reyes was elected president of the New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans. His term as president is for one calendar year. 

The council serves as a recommending body for the state’s graduate education endeavors including graduate curriculum review for new graduate programs, graduate program review and any other items regarding statewide graduate education.

NMSU ranked as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2016

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Darren Phillips, NMSU

  For the ninth year, Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges. 

On the 2016 list, NMSU ranked 419th overall and 91st in the South. Additionally, NMSU ranked 134th in public colleges and 170th in research universities. 

Texas Attorney General Took Gift While Investigating Company

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Ken Paxton

Texas' attorney general accepted a $100,000 gift to help pay his own criminal defense from the head of a medical imaging company that his office investigated for Medicaid fraud.

Republican Ken Paxton is charged with two felony counts of securities fraud. He is accused of deceiving investors in a startup before becoming attorney general in 2015.

The Latest: New Mexico Governor May Reconvene Legislature

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Office of the Governor

The Latest on a state budget crunch in New Mexico linked to low energy prices (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is contemplating the need for a special Legislative session to address dwindling state operating reserves.

Martinez on Tuesday said her office has been working for weeks with executive agencies and a key legislative committee on how to resolve the state's fiscal imbalance and that a solution may involve a short, pre-negotiated Legislative session.


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Senator Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo and Valencia)

  Commentary: Senate Democrats today called on Governor Susana Martinez to convene the New Mexico Legislature in an emergency special session to fix the quickly expanding budget deficit that has resulted from plummeting state revenues. A new report last week revealed that the State spent between $150 – $200 million more than it had budgeted in the fiscal year that just ended, and the year ahead looks even worse.

H.L. Mencken would have loved the Republican convention

23 hours ago

  Commentary: At this writing, the Republican National Convention is bumbling along, veering off script and exposing the seething divisions of the national party while the Democratic Party prepares to steal the news cycle with Hillary Clinton's running mate and their own convention. Throughout the week, many of us who are tasked with writing about politics have remembered H.L. Mencken.

 Commentary: Some reflections on recent events. 

The Republican Convention's first night reminded me of a B-movie in which a businessman gets nominated for president. Trump and his wife looked the parts, but B-pictures rarely had top stars. Mr. and Mrs. Trump were a little wooden. Not quite convincing.

Hate And Fear Is Not The Answer

Jul 24, 2016 (donald trump)

  Commentary:  Fear mongering and attacks on the presumptive Democratic candidate for President, Hilary Clinton were the main themes of the recent Republican convention. They not only despise her, but want to send her to jail and compared her with Lucifer.

Is Gary Johnson a Fiscal Conservative?

Jul 22, 2016

 Commentary: Donald Trump tried hard to consolidate his “base” in Cleveland. Nonetheless, fiscally-conservative Republicans, many of whom are concerned about the rhetoric and likely policy proposals of their party's standard-bearer, may be looking for viable alternatives.

Former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is likely their only alternative (assuming that disaffected Trump supporters don't shift to Hillary Clinton).

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