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Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Updated 11:45 p.m. ET A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with immigration authorities, commonly known as sanctuary cities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued his temporary ruling as a result of two lawsuits brought against the administration by the city of San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara. The jurisdictions had argued that billions of federal dollars that support vital...

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Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana came before the New Mexico legislature this year.  Once again the measures failed. But that didn’t stop New Mexicans from marking 420, the international day to celebrate and advocate for the cannabis culture.   

Trump To Order Review Of National Monuments

7 hours ago
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  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands as monuments and restrict how the lands can be used.

Man Suspected of Pushing Wife from Vehicle in Las Cruces

10 hours ago

Las Cruces Police arrested a man suspected of pushing his wife from a moving vehicle Saturday evening.

Horacio Moreno, 53, of the 2200 block of Avenida de Mesilla, is charged with one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and one count of battery against a household member.

Judge Refuses To Drop Ex-New Mexico Deputy's Murder Case

11 hours ago

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge has denied a request from a former New Mexico deputy accused of killing his partner in 2014 to have his murder case dismissed.

The judge also rejected another motion filed by Tai Chan's attorney last week that sought to disqualify Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio from prosecuting the case.

Attorney Sidelined In New Mexico State Budget Standoff

12 hours ago
Office of the Governor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The lead attorney for the New Mexico Legislature in a legal challenge of major budget vetoes by Gov. Susana Martinez has withdrawn from the case at the urging of a state agency.

Attorney Thomas Hnasko notified the Supreme Court of his withdrawal from efforts to block vetoes by the governor that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education. He declined further comment Tuesday.

Court Removes Obstacle To Releasing Wolves In New Mexico

13 hours ago

DENVER (AP) — A court has removed one obstacle to the federal government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it wasn't immediately clear whether or when additional releases would occur.

A Denver-based federal appeals court on Tuesday lifted a preliminary injunction that prevented the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from releasing more Mexican gray wolves after New Mexico refused to agree to the plan.

State and federal officials had no immediate comment Tuesday.

Udall Statement On Trump Dropping Demands For Border Wall Money In Funding Bill

13 hours ago
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after President Trump reportedly backed off his threat to force a government shutdown unless a funding bill to keep the government open included money for his plans to build a wall along the entire border with Mexico:

White Sands National Monument

  Alamogordo, NM – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 555,794 visitors to White Sands National Monument in 2016 spent $29,298,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 437 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $33,565,900.

 

NMSU rodeo team celebrates 75 years

13 hours ago

The New Mexico State University rodeo team will celebrate its 75 years with a reception, a music festival and of course, a rodeo.

During the weekend of April 28-30, the NMSU rodeo team will conclude its season with its final competitions at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The events will start daily at 1 p.m. and a large crowd is expected.

SANTA FE, NM - Expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for proper disposal at collection sites throughout New Mexico on Saturday, April 29th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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We Must Rebuild Our Relationship With Mexico

13 hours ago
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Commentary: My wife and I spent a recent afternoon having lunch in Juarez, Mexico and buying odds and ends. As we ate our lunch, I talked to my wife about my first trip to Juarez as boy, when my father took my mother and me on a mini-vacation to Carlsbad Caverns and to Tularosa, where a brother of his had moved. On this trip, he made a last minute decision to drive to El Paso, park the car, and have us walk into the Juarez tourist zone.

Corporate Control Of Government Must Be Stopped

13 hours ago
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Commentary: The GOP has long been "the Party of business". They make no apologies for that and it remains one of the few things they do not dissemble to the American people about. In fact, in the last 20 years or so they have been perhaps recklessly bold about their support for the wealthy elite and about their open disdain for the welfare of their constituents. Democrats, formerly "the Party of the working man", switched teams in the 80's and have also been staunch supporters of big business ever since, while holding on to a semblance of social conscience.

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

  Commentary: A few weeks ago, Susana Martinez vetoed funding for every state college and university. All of it.

Since then, neither she nor House Republican Leaders have proposed a plan to restore it. Because every public school relies on New Mexico for 30%-50% of their budgets, if not changed this decision will annihilate them.

What does this mean for you? Plenty.

Goodman: Don't Forget An Important Election On May 2

Apr 23, 2017

  Commentary: VOTE TUESDAY, MAY 2 in the Doña Ana Soil & Water Conservation District election. 

 

SWCDs were founded in 1935 as a response to the dust bowl. On April 2, 1935, scientist Hugh Bennett was asking the Senate Public Lands Committee for more money, and getting some opposition – until a huge dust storm swept over the Capitol. 

 

Jeff Sessions' Bigotry May Never Change

Apr 23, 2017
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Commentary:  I wanted to believe that Jeff Sessions is not a racist. I wanted to believe that even if he was a racist as a young man, that he has since converted to a higher plane of thinking. I wanted to believe that he is a changed man because I believe that anyone is capable of redemption. After-all, St. Paul hunted down early Christians. Tolstoy was a slaver owner. And Nelson Mandela almost blew up a school bus as a terrorist. We are all capable of undergoing unfathomable transformation if divine grace and luck have their way.

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Every year, the SXSW Music Festival serves a daunting, days-long feast of sounds from around the world. And once again, NPR Music's Austin 100 is here to distill it all down to a digestible meal of music discovery. Picked from a playlist that spanned more than a hundred hours, these 100 songs represent a broad and exciting cross-section of SXSW's many highlights. Here's how you can listen: Stream the songs via the NPR One app until April 30. You can find the channel at the top of the app's...

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