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Iranian Parliament Votes To Approve Nuclear Deal

Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support the implementation of the nuclear deal struck by world powers in Vienna in July.The deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, would limit Iran's nuclear development in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. It must still be reviewed by a group of senior clerics in Iran — the 12-member Guardian Council — who could decide to send the bill back to parliament for further discussion, The Associated Press reports.President Hassan...
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Brown: Attorney-Client Privilege Prevents Release Of Some Information

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  In his Sept. 20 op-ed contribution, columnist Peter Goodman questioned why County Attorney Nelson Goodin and I are not releasing certain documents from investigators looking into various allegations regarding policies and personnel at the Doña Ana County Detention Center. The reason is quite simple: The documents we’ve identified are attorney-client privileged and should not be divulged.  The attorney-client privilege encourages clients to disclose to their attorneys all pertinent information in legal matters by protecting such disclosures from discovery.

Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Trafficking Charge

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Jared Alan Slyh, 33, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty Friday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to a heroin trafficking charge.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Slyh will be sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

   Slyh was arrested on June 16, 2015, and charged by criminal complaint with distributing heroin and participating in a heroin distribution conspiracy.  According to the complaint, Slyh provided 353.4 grams of heroin to an undercover law enforcement officer on June 3, 2015.

New Low-Cost Printer Helps HIV Patients Keep Track of Their Health

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  University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) researchers have patented a low-cost device that can easily monitor the health of HIV patients living in low-resource settings.

Mescalero Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Assault Charge

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David Charles Prins, 47, a member of the Mescalero Apache Nation, pled guilty Friday afternoon in Las Cruces, N.M., to a federal assault charge.

Candidates In New Mexico Face Deadline For Finance Reports

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Elected officials and candidates for office have until the end of Tuesday to file their latest campaign finance reports with the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office.

The reporting period covers spending and donations received during the last six months. Even though state law doesn't require it, the office's ethics bureau plans to audit a random sampling of the filings this time around.

Officials To Meet On New Mexico Supreme Court Applicants

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New Mexico officials will soon meet to consider replacements for retiring state Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Bosson.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 19 to consider applicants for the court vacancy.

Bosson is himself a member of the commission that will decide his replacement.

Nativity Scene Fight In Belen Continues

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The little New Mexico town of Belen — Spanish for Bethlehem — is fighting to keep an all-year round Nativity scene on city property.

Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova told The Associated Press the city will continue to resist pressure from a Wisconsin-based organization to remove a piece of art on the birth of Jesus. Cordova says the city would even sell the property to keep the Nativity scene up.

Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor says Belen is violating the U.S. Constitution by having the religious art on city property.

Man Arrested In 45-Year-Old El Paso Murder Case

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A Mississippi man formerly serving in the Army in West Texas has been charged in the stabbing death of an El Paso woman 45 years ago.

El Paso police say 70-year-old Willie James Johnson was arrested Sept. 28 in Madison County, Mississippi, on a murder charge and faces extradition.

Police say 21-year-old Doris Rivers was found slain at her home on Nov. 12, 1970.

Her granddaughter contacted detectives in 2013. Investigators still had fingernail clippings from Rivers.

  The Republican strategy against Planned Parenthood is not a secret. Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah stated it plainly in an interview for Fox News in September: "Planned Parenthood is the new ACORN."


The Space Economy And Its People In Southern New Mexico

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  It’s better to create the positive than try to deconstruct the negative. I heard this at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) which concluded last Thursday, October 8th.  Creating a new commercial space industry has been a collaboration across many sectors of the economy which is now producing new launch vehicles, new human spaceflight vehicles, new spaceports, and new satellite systems.


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