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Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

It has become a familiar story in a world bristling with live mics. A public figure is caught out using a vulgarity, and the media have to decide how to report the remark. Web media tend to be explicit, but the traditional media are more circumspect.Take the vulgar epithet that George W. Bush was overheard using to describe a New York Times reporter during the 2000 presidential campaign. Some newspapers printed it with dashes or asterisks. Others said it was a word that rhymed with "casserole...
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Udall, Heinrich Announce Over $18.6 Million for STEM Education At Hispanic-Serving NM Universities

3 hours ago

Commentary: Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that five New Mexico universities will receive more than $18.6 million to support Hispanic and low-income students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The University of New Mexico Valencia Branch Campus, New Mexico Highlands University, Eastern New Mexico University–Roswell, New Mexico State University–Carlsbad, and Eastern New Mexico University-main campus will receive grants through the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program.

After the recent Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature, the city of Las Cruces is starting to focus on the 2017 legislative session.

Amid the New Mexico Budget crisis, Larry Horan, Lobbyist for the City of Las Cruces, says one of the biggest concerns will be potential changes to the cities hold harmless payments.

New Mexico's top court reconsiders closed primary system

17 hours ago

The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering a challenge of the state's closed primary system by an independent voter who alleges violations of his constitutional right to participate in all public elections.

Justices heard oral arguments Monday in a lawsuit brought by Albuquerque attorney David Crum against state and Bernalillo County elections officials. A decision will be reached later.

Democrat: Governor's Vetoes Threaten New Mexico's Fiscal Health

17 hours ago

A Democratic state senator says line-item vetoes by New Mexico's governor to a budget solvency bill will only exacerbate a financial crisis in state government.

Sen. Michael Padilla of Albuquerque on Monday said it was unfair of the governor to pick winners and losers by vetoing $22 million of proposed spending cuts in the area of educational reform.

Martinez approved another $150 million in spending cuts at other state agencies. Most state agencies will reduce spending by 5.5 percent to help shore up the state's general fund.

The Latest: Video Of Officer Being Shot Is Shown In Court

Oct 24, 2016

The Latest on the trial of an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm used to fatally shoot a police officer (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

Police video has been played in federal court, showing the fatal shooting of an Albuquerque police officer who was gunned down last year during a nighttime traffic stop.

The video from Officer Daniel Webster's lapel camera was shown in court Monday during the jury trial of ex-convict Davon Lymon.

I-10 Closures This Week

Oct 24, 2016



Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 28

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

·     A right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be closed between North Desert Boulevard and approximately 50 feet past Osborne Drive (in the direction traveling toward Doniphan Drive).

This closure has been ongoing for two weeks. Crews are building a new bridge structure.

Early Voting Starts In Texas

Oct 24, 2016

Texans who've registered to vote have the opportunity to cast ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election.

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Nov. 4 as Texans make their choices for president and other races.

Voters must present one of seven acceptable forms of photo identification. Some examples are a Texas driver's license, a U.S. military identification card, a U.S. passport or a Texas license to carry a handgun.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and organizations in Dona Ana County are working to raise awareness.

Silent Witnesses memorialized victims of Domestic Violence in Dona Ana County at a Candlelight Vigil organized by La Casa, Executive Director Theresa Armendariz says its events like this that help people understand the domestic violence problem.

Monday Business Watch

Oct 24, 2016

What’s happening in the world of business in the Mesilla Valley? Time now for the Monday Business Watch with Edmundo Resendez and Lucas Peerman, Content Director for the Las Cruces Sun-News. This week, there’s a bright spot in the New Mexico economy and it comes from tourism.

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Police: Woman Who Led Santa Fe Officers On Chase Had Pipe Bomb

Oct 24, 2016

Authorities say a Santa Fe woman led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle that had a pipe bomb inside.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that officers were able to disarm the pipe bomb and arrest 22-year-old Jamie Tippett Saturday night.

Police say an officer was responding to a vehicle crash with his emergency lights and siren on when he got stuck behind Tippett, who had refused to yield.

The suspect then took off, and other officers located her near an intersection where she refused to pull over.


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Guns And Politics In New Mexico

Oct 23, 2016

  Commentary: Last Saturday I attended a National Rifle Association breakfast for local Republican legislative candidates.

An NRA lobbyist jetted in to tell a few lies and fire up the troops. The NRA desperately wants Republicans to control our Legislature, and will put up big bucks to keep making big bucks on gun sales.

Trump tax & economic policies are not valid

Oct 19, 2016 (donald trump)

Commentary: Putting Trump's anti-establishment rhetoric and trash talk about women aside, I am more concerned about his proposed tax and economic policies. He wants to follow the same trickle down economic policies that Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush followed—cutting taxes while simultaneously increasing spending. He and House Republicans want to decrease the tax burden for the top 1% (making them 18% richer) and reduce regulations, while expanding infrastructure and military spending.

Hynes: The janitor who inspired me

Oct 18, 2016

Commentary:  Jobe is a church janitor. This is not his real name but he exists. I spoke with him last week. He attended ISPCS and also our SUMMIT on Inclusion. This janitor spent over $1500 to join our community. When people attend ISPCS, we do not ask for their title. When you see a name badge at ISPCS, you see a name, and organization. We also ask attendees to list 3 things for their badge that anyone can talk to them about. I have seen everything from talk to me about the Grateful Dead to talk to me about my dogs. I never looked at what Jobe had on his badge.

Goodman: Thoughts About Our Congressional Election

Oct 16, 2016

Commentary: U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce's extremism is out-of-step with his constituents, while Merrie Lee Soules promises us vigorous, competent, and thoughtful representation in Washington. 

Mr. Pearce consistently lets his ideological views outweigh our interest. He helped shut down the government, costing taxpayers at least $20 million, simply to make a political statement he knew would fail, although Pearce poses as a prudent fiscal conservative. Even most Republicans in Washington can't stomach the nuttiness of Pearce and the “Freedom Caucus.”

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary:  The Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) made the following statement today after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) denounced “liberal progressivism” in a speech to students at the University of Wisconsin.

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