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Border Patrol Agent Killed In Van Horn, Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas: President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice. The president made the comment on Twitter Sunday night amid a series of unrelated tweets. He also reiterated his call for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. Details about how the agents were injured have not been released....

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FCC Votes for Massive Corporate Giveaway at Expense of Consumers

Nov 16, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai / fcc.gov

Commentary: Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate four decades of protections against rampant media consolidation, despite already low numbers of local and diverse voices. In addition to removing limitations on the cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, the FCC also voted for changes that would prevent millions from accessing the Lifeline program, the nation's only program to bring phone and Internet services within reach for millions of low income Americans.

Monitor says progress slow on Albuquerque police reforms

Nov 16, 2017
apdonline.com

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police force has been slow in reforming its practices and indifferent to feedback, according to an independent monitor's latest assessment.

James Ginger, the monitor charged with overseeing federally-mandated reforms, will discuss his latest report Thursday with the judge presiding over the efforts.

New Mexico man indicted in shooting rampage

Nov 16, 2017
Damian Herrera

  A man accused of killing five people in a June shooting rampage in New Mexico has been indicted on first-degree murder and numerous other charges.

First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna announced the findings Thursday of a Rio Arriba County grand jury in the case of Damian Herrera.

In a crime spree that crisscrossed northern New Mexico, police said Herrera killed his mother, stepfather and brother before killing a man who stopped to help him when he ran out of gas and another man he encountered hours later at a gas station.

Luna Community College placed on notice by education board

Nov 16, 2017

  LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Luna Community College has been ordered by the Higher Learning Commission to show that it deserves to keep its accreditation.

School administrators received a letter from the commission last week, saying they have until Feb. 1 to show the college is meeting accreditation standards.

Earlier this year, a peer review team found the college was out of compliance with several core components and cited problems with financial oversight and administrative and governance structures.

Udall Statement On Senator Franken

Nov 16, 2017
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement on Senator Al Franken:

"Sexual harassment is never acceptable at any time or any place. I fully support the Ethics Committee investigation into this matter, and I am glad that Senator Franken has agreed to cooperate.

“With regard to the conversation we have been having about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill: A workplace should be safe from harassment of all kinds. And my wish and my hope is that Congress can set an example for the nation and that harassment can be made a thing of the past."

Heinrich Statement On Senator Franken

Nov 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2017) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on Senator Franken:

“I am deeply troubled by the allegations against Senator Franken and I believe there should be an ethics investigation into the matter. Sexual harassment is not a joke and must always be taken seriously.”

Jury Deliberates In Corruption Case Involving Former State Senator

Nov 16, 2017
nmlegis.gov

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury in New Mexico is weighing whether to convict a former state senator on corruption charges for his role in the sale of a state-owned building.

Jury deliberations began Thursday at a state district court in Santa Fe in the trial against ex-Sen. Phil Griego.

Tourism Spending Rose Last Year In New Mexico

Nov 16, 2017
newmexico.org

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing a bump in tourism spending.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the state Department of Tourism released figures Wednesday on tourist spending.

According to the report, travelers spent $6.4 billion last year.

That is a 2.1 percent increase over the previous year.

Gov. Susana Martinez hailed the report as proof of the vital role tourism plays in the state's economy.

A Preview Of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Nov 16, 2017
Edmundo Resendez / KRWG-FM NMSU

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play opens tomorrow night at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Edmundo Resendez has a preview. 

Friday November 17th at 7:30 pm Opening Night 

Saturday November 18th at 7:30 pm

Friday November 24th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm**

-With a Talkback Immediately Following**

Saturday November 25th at 7:30 pm

Sunday November 26th at 2:00 pm

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Nov 16, 2017

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Goodman: A Look Back A Year After The 2016 Election

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Commentary: After a full year, it seems fair to say that Donald Trump has been even worse than we expected.

It's not just the special counsel investigation, abandoning the Paris Accord on climate, and his ludicrous effort to resuscitate the coal industry. Nor is it the deep harm he's doing our judiciary, our environment, and consumer protection.

Drain The Swamp: Eliminate The Corporate Income Tax

Nov 17, 2017

Commentary: The recently announced Republican sponsored tax plan calls for reducing corporate income tax rate from 39% to 20%. This rate cut is the single most costly provision of the tax proposal, and for this reason, has become a lightning rod for critics of the tax proposal. But while many are critical of the provision as being too generous to corporations, I argue that it doesn’t go far enough. We should repeal the corporate income tax outright. Just get rid of it.

Lily Eskelsen García-President, NEA / NEA photo

Commentary: WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a multi-trillion dollar tax plan that funds tax breaks for the wealthiest and corporations on the backs of students and working families. The bill, championed by Republican leaders, eliminates a popular tax deduction that allows educators to deduct eligible unreimbursed classroom spending up to $250. The bill also expands a tax loophole for the wealthiest to pay for private school expenses while cutting tax deductions for the middle class.

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary: Washington, D.C.  Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rául M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement in response to passage of the House Republican tax plan that deeply benefits the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes on millions of working class Americans.

DPNM Chair Richard Ellenberg

Commentary: New Mexico - Today, the Democratic Party of New Mexico slammed Congressman Steve Pearce for his support of the GOP tax scam that would give his well-connected friends a tax break while forcing New Mexicans to foot the bill. Pearce, who is also running for the Republican nomination for governor, voted for HR 1 a bill that would give tax breaks to the wealthiest while taking important benefits away from everyday New Mexicans.

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