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Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

Jul 14, 2018

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable.

Historians and advocates immediately denounced Trump's comments, saying such talk would encourage white nationalists.

Las Cruces GO Bond Election Community Meetings Planned

Jul 13, 2018

Mayor Ken Miyaghishima will host a series of community meetings on the City’s upcoming $35.6 million General Obligation (GO) Bond mail-ballot election to fund life enhancing improvements to the community. Those improvements include new sports fields and courts, a new animal shelter and fire station 3, and walking, biking, jogging and recreational trails. “This is a very important stage in our development as a community,” said Mayor Ken Miyagishima. “We have no GO bond debt and the last GO Bond initiative to pass was in 1968.

Each June, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University hosts two sessions of the NM PREP Academy to expose students from across the state to real-world applications of science, engineering, technology and math. Designed for middle and high school students, NM PREP brings students to campus to learn first-hand how to improve their problem-solving skills, polish their communication skills and work in teams to accomplish a given task.

RUIDOSO – The premier national event in beef cattle reproduction management is coming to New Mexico.

The Applied Reproduction Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium will be Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29-30, at the Ruidoso Convention Center.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will host the event in collaboration with the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, New Mexico Beef Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

“We recommend the three-year rate increase phased-in option of the water rate adjustment,” said Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Board Chair, William M. Little, following a 6-1 vote of the Board of Commissioners for the City of Las Cruces Utilities (Board), at the Thursday, July 12th Board Meeting. The LCU Board recommendation now goes to City Council for its approval or rejection and remand back to the LCU Board.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of stealing a vehicle in May from the parking lot of the Mesilla Valley Mall.

Investigators learned that on Tuesday, May 15, a white 2015 Kia Optima LX was stolen from the parking lot near the J.C. Penney store at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Las Cruces police investigators believe the vehicle was stolen at about 4 p.m. that day. It has yet to be located.

The white 2015 Kia Optima has New Mexico license plate 194RNX.

  Today, Stampede Meat of Illinois announced it will expand to Sunland Park creating up to 1,295 new food processing and manufacturing jobs over the next five years. Here is a statement from the office of the New Mexico Governor:

The New Mexico Economic Development Department will invest up to $3 million in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds in the expansion. The City of Sunland Park will act as the fiscal agent for the award. LEDA is New Mexico's closing fund, a tool that recruits new businesses to the state while helping those that are already here grow and thrive. Governor Martinez fought to grow the closing fund to $56 million, up from nearly zeroed out when she took office.

 

Michael Hernandez

For those experiencing homelessness, the lack of a steady job and income can be demoralizing. But sometimes all it takes is a broom and a rake to instill a person’s sense of self-worth.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some rural New Mexico school districts with large Native American student populations continue to struggle on the state's standardized test even as Native Americans statewide show progress.

An analysis of state Public Education Department data by The Associated Press found that the Zuni and Dulce school districts had the highest percentage of students last year scoring "level 1" — the lowest available ranking and well below the proficient mark.

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A detective in southern New Mexico is facing charges of falsely reporting a child rape suspect.

The Deming Headlight reports Bobby Brookhouser, an 18-year veteran of the Luna County Sheriff's Office, is facing charges of perjury, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of false reporting.

Brookhouser is accused of filing an arrest warrant and criminal complaint stating a suspect in a 2017 child rape case admitted to the crime.

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Commentary: Long ago, the phrase “motherhood and apple pie” meant pure stuff every politician would embrace; and conservatives stood for “national security” and “family values.”

Now? 

Thursday I watched the House Judiciary Committee soap opera, starring FBI agent Peter Strzok.  Strzok has a great reputation as an investigator, but imprudently texted his girlfriend about candidate Donald Trump. 

Xochitl Torres Small Campaign Raises $615,000 In Second Quarter

Jul 13, 2018

Commentary:  This morning, Xochitl Torres Small, Democratic candidate for the open seat in New Mexico’s 2ndcongressional district, water attorney, and former Field Representative for Sen. Tom Udall, announced that her campaign had raised over $615,000 in the second quarter of 2018.  This marks the third straight financial reporting period in which Torres Small has shown her campaign’s strength.  In the first quarter of this year and in the pre-primary reporting period, Torres Small outraised her Republican opponent, Rep.

Trump's remarks during European trip illuminate actions at home

Jul 13, 2018
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Commentary: President Trump let his blustery, undiplomatic best rip this week in England, making highly revealing comments about immigration in Europe in a wide-ranging interview with The Sun.

“So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.“I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist 10 or 15 years ago.”

Trump’s criticisms of immigration and resulting policies in the United States are generally given as economic and safety concerns. But one has to wonder in light of his comments this week, about largely immigrants of color flowing into Europe, if his focus on reducing immigration has more to do with losing his own culture.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D)-TX 16

Commentary: Following a nine day, more than 1,000 mile drive across Texas, Beto O’Rourke announced that his grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate raised more than $10.4 million during the second quarter of 2018. Powered by 215,714 contributions and not a dime from special interests, O’Rourke continues to break statewide and national fundraising records while putting people over PACs.

Goodman: The Pushback Against A Changing America

Jul 8, 2018
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