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French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

Updated at 11:50 p.m. EST Emmanuel Macron, a centrist politician who's never held elective office, and Marine Le Pen, the far-right firebrand who wants to take France out of the European Union, are expected to advance to next month's runoff for the presidency of the country, according to official results. When the final numbers trickled in, Macron had nearly 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen at around 22 percent. Francois Fillon, the only establishment candidate among the front...

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Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson is canvassing southern New Mexico to elicit support for changes to the state's educational system.

Las Cruces, NM – Border militias. A look at the rising tension and violence against Mexican immigrants in the American Southwest Desert with Salon.com writer Max Blumenthal.

Las Cruces, NM – Mesilla Valley Hospital has added a new department to its mental health facilities.

Las Cruces, NM – Women may now have an increased defense against violence in Southern New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – In the midst of its historic closeness to Earth, a Las Cruces astronomer is helping the effort to prove there was once water on the planet Mars.

Las Cruces, NM – Officials say a spaceport in southern New Mexico could be up and running as soon as 2005.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is one step closer to getting a new president.

Las Cruces, NM – A nonpartisan group called "The Concord Coalition" is watching Congress closely as the nation's lawmakers tackle the issues of the federal debt, the federal budget, and Medicare. The coalition is led by two former senators- Warren Rudman of New Hampshire and Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. Gayle Gerdes is the Western Regional Director for the coalition. Bob Mitchell talks with Gerdes about the coalition, and about its goals.

Las Cruces, NM – The renovation of a historic theater may help revitalize downtown business in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – A national study suggests urban sprawl in Las Cruces may lead to obesity and heart disease among the city's residents.

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

18 hours ago

  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

19 hours ago
attorney general jeff sessions (r)

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.

Common Sense is Urgently Needed in Korean Peninsula

19 hours ago
facebook.com (donald trump)

Commentary: Why not trade with North Korea? Why not provide massive amounts of aid to North Korea? Why not make North Korea an ally? Why do the interests of the United States need to conflict with North Korea’s? Why can’t President Trump do what he is supposedly great at and negotiate with them? They are a nation that is literally in the dark. Why not help bring them into the light?  Does this conflict really need to descend into catastrophe?

New Mexico Democrats Energized After County Party Elections

Apr 22, 2017
New Mexico Democratic Chair Debra Haaland

Commentary: New Mexico - Over the past few weeks, thousands of New Mexico Democrats gathered to reorganize and elected 17 new county party chairs. This year’s changes in leadership reflect an energized group of New Mexico Democrats who are ready to organize and stand up for all New Mexicans no matter where they live or their background. 

 

Goldilocks and Three Ways to Fund Transit

Apr 22, 2017
sharon thomas / city of las cruces photo

Commentary: The South Central Regional Transit District (SCRTD) was formed in 2006.  Three sizes of funding have been tried—the mama bear, the papa bear, and the baby bear. 

In 2014 a starter project was funded with $400,000 in membership fees plus funding from southern New Mexico legislators to buy buses.  The mama bear result was soft funding and a short existence.

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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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