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Powerful Earthquake Roils Central Mexico, Leaving At Least 42 People Dead

Updated at 5 p.m. ET Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, shattering facades and sending clouds of dust skyward. Residents who just hours before had taken part in large simulated earthquake drills to mark the anniversary emptied into the streets when the real quake struck. In its preliminary assessment , the U.S. Geological Survey said the...

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Las Cruces, NM – The NM Human Services Department and an economist from the Rio Grande Foundation comment on some of the changes to the Welfare Act of 1996.

Las Cruces, NM – A registered sex offender sentenced to 30 years is back in custody after violating his parole.

Deanna Garcia

Las Cruces, NM – A renowned activist for indigenous people in Ecuador is pleading for help.

Las Cruces, NM – An Alamogordo organization has filed a lawsuit against three federal agencies, blaming them for the group's water battle against the city.

Las Cruces, NM – Recent test results suggest public education at the grade school level may be improving in New Mexico.

Ashly Parks

Las Cruces, NM – Today registered voters can weigh-in on two educational amendments to New Mexico's constitution. The election has highlighted differences and generated infighting amongst the state's Republican Party.

Las Cruces, NM – The HSD wants to make food distribution easier and more frequent. The new program should begin next month. It's just waiting on federal approval.

Las Cruces, NM – The results of low voter turnout have led many to question the instability of voting locations.

Ashly Parks

Las Cruces, NM – Some locals are protesting against Congressman Steve Pearce's support of oil and gas development on Otero Mesa.

Las Cruces, NM – Good morning New Mexico State University. Hear the sounds of the campus as gathered by students in Journalism 313.

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Under The Stars Of Las Cruces, I'm Home

Sep 17, 2017
peter goodman

  We thoroughly enjoyed the Las Cruces Symphony's “Pops under the Stars.” 

Beforehand, I visited with several elected officials, with people I've fought beside or against over various issues, and with folks I've known nearly five decades. So many are damned decent people!

Then the music starts. Capturing us. Lonnie Klein is an animated conductor, and seems a skillful one. Visiting vocalist Diane Penning sounds even better than last year. 

Richard Kadzis

Commentary:  Jack Kerouac published On the Road 60 years ago (September 5) to rave reviews, including by The New York Times, which predicted that the autobiographical novel would become to the Beat Generation what Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" meant to the Lost Generation.

Pearce Supports Federal Land Access Bill

Sep 15, 2017
Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

Commentary: The House Natural Resources Subcommittee passed H.R. 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act.

Pearce Again Votes Against Public Lands Protection

Sep 15, 2017

Commentary: LAS CRUCES – This week, Representative Steve Pearce once again voted against protecting our public lands. An amendment that would have kept public lands from being transferred to private ownership was killed thanks to the help of Pearce and public land seizure proponents in the House.

State Engineer Tom Blaine and EBID Board President Robert Faubion

Commentary: In opening remarks at a joint open house held September 7 in Las Cruces by the Office of the State Engineer and Elephant Butte Irrigation District, State Engineer Tom Blaine commented, “This was the first time in over 18 years that the entire state has been out of the drought condition.”

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