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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most. The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years....

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Navajo Nation Bill Would Be Name Highway After Chief Manuelito

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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation proposal would designate a portion of U.S. Highway 491 in honor of the prominent Navajo leader Chief Manuelito.

The Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico, reports a bill sponsored by a member of the Navajo Nation Council would renamed the portion between Monticello, Utah, and Gallup, New Mexico, after Chief Manuelito Atiin.

Atiin is the Navajo word for highway.

On the Navajo Nation, the highway travels through various Navajo communities, including Shiprock and Newcomb.

Colorado Schools To Participate In Spaceport Rocket Launch

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UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen payloads from public schools and other educational organizations around Colorado will be aboard one of the rockets to be launched from Spaceport America during a competition next month.

The schools are teaming up with United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace for the June 24 launch at the spaceport in southern New Mexico.

Their projects will be launched on a 53-foot-tall, high-power sport rocket dubbed "Future Heavy."

Randi Weingarten, AFT President

  Commentary: Santa Fe – American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President, Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements:

New Mexico Senate Approves Bond Funding To Close Budget Gap

14 hours ago

Commentary: Santa Fe, NM – Today, the Senate passed Senate Bills 1 and 2 to help fill the state’s budget gap and leave our state with a responsible level of reserves.

Senate Bill 1 by Senator Carlos Cisneros allows the Board of Finance to issue up to $81.4 million of 217 non-recurring supplemental severance tax bond capacity and appropriates the proceeds to the general fund.  Additionally, the bill transfers approximately $19 billion in cash balances from certain funds to the general fund, including $5 million from the capital buildings repair funds.

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Democrat Running For Congress To Speak In Alamogordo

17 hours ago

The Democratic Party of Otero County will hold the monthly meeting on June 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Margo's Mexican Food Restaurant, 504 E. 1st Street in Alamogordo. All are invited and encouraged to attend. 

Our speaker is Mr. David Baake, candidate for Congress in Congressional District 2.

​WHAT                DPOC Meeting

WHEN                JUNE 6, 6:00 P.M.

WHERE              MARGO'S MEXICAN FOOD RESTAURANT-

504 E. 1ST STREET, ALAMOGORDO

Western Heritage Bank to Acquire PlainsCapital Bank El Paso Branch

17 hours ago

Las Cruces, NM – Western Heritage Bank (“WHB”) has announced that on May 16, 2017 it entered into a definitive agreement with PlainsCapital Bank for the purchase of its El Paso location.  The transaction includes the purchase of approximately $25 million in loans and $24 million in deposit accounts.  The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. 

Previous Owner Of Elvis Jet Says He Designed Red Interior

17 hours ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A previous owner of a private jet also once owned by Elvis Presley is disputing an auction house's claim the king of rock 'n' roll designed its red velvet interior.

Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque on Tuesday he designed the interior himself. McKay says when he purchased the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar it had a two-toned gray interior and "kind of looked like a casket."

GWS Auctions Inc. of California is auctioning off the jet after it sat on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico, for 30 years.

The Latest: House Panel Votes To Reinstate Education Funds

17 hours ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Legislation that reinstates funding for New Mexico's universities and colleges as well as the Legislature itself has cleared its first hurdle.

Members of the House Appropriations Committee voted mostly along party lines in favor of restoring some $765 million in funding that was vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez as part of a budget dispute following the regular legislative session earlier this year.

Heinrich Warns Against President Trump’s Cuts To Mass Transit Security

18 hours ago
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

 

Commentary:  In the wake of the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester, England, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is raising serious concerns over cuts included in President Trump’s FY2018 budget to critical Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs that safeguard Americans at large events and while traveling, especially in non-secure “soft” target areas like check-in and baggage claim areas.

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10 Ways TrumpCare Leaves Rural America Behind

17 hours ago

  Commentary: Instead of focusing on improving health care delivery in rural America, House Republicans passed a bill that will only make it harder to access affordable, quality health services in rural communities across the country.

Heinrich Warns Against President Trump’s Cuts To Mass Transit Security

18 hours ago
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

 

Commentary:  In the wake of the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester, England, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is raising serious concerns over cuts included in President Trump’s FY2018 budget to critical Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs that safeguard Americans at large events and while traveling, especially in non-secure “soft” target areas like check-in and baggage claim areas.

Democracy in the U.S.A.? Democracy activists to unite this August

18 hours ago

  Commentary: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis  A large and diverse group of activists, organizers, artists, educators, students, elected officials, and others from around the U.S.

Commentary: Today, House Democratic leaders praised the Democrats’ Resistance Summer program as an integral part of the Democrats’ push to hold Donald Trump & Paul Ryan accountable for their agenda and elect more Democrats to Congress.

Commentary: El Paso Electric (EPE) is proud to launch the first demand response initiative for EPE customers. Through the use of customer-owned smart Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, the eSmart Thermostat Program partners with customers to reduce their electricity use during peak times in the summer months.  This three year pilot program will measure ways to effectively reduce EPE’s summer peak energy demand.

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