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May 18, 2018


Finding The Right Tree In Las Cruces

May 18, 2018

Marisa Thompson, Ph.D., understands a love of trees, especially in a desert setting. Thompson, a horticulture specialist, also wants to help Las Cruces residents understand the needs of the trees they plant, and how to make wise choices that help sustain our environment. Join her at her presentation, “Everybody say Trees” as a part of the Lush and Lean Workshop series hosted by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), on Thursday, May 24th at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

District 2 Republican Candidate Profile: Yvette Herrell

May 18, 2018
Yvette Herrell

KRWG is profiling candidates running for the republican nomination for New Mexico’s Congressional District 2 race, the seat currently held by republican Steve Pearce. Today, Edmundo Resendez profiles State Representative Yvette Herrell. 

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Your Weekend Pulse

May 18, 2018

Time now for Your Weekend Pulse! your guide to what is happening in our area this weekend with Alexia Severson, Pulse Editor for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Edmundo Resendez. This weekend, Las Cruces Blues Night with a showing of Blues Brothers and a blues concert on Saturday at Plaza de Las Cruces, a star party at Dripping Springs Visitor Area, Movies in the Park is show Coco on Saturday, the Picacho Hills Arts in the Garden Tour on Sunday, and Las Cruces Ukefest Friday through Sunday.      

Martinez to meet with White House officials on New Mexico-funded trip

May 17, 2018

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling on a state-funded trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with officials from the White House.

Martinez spokeswoman Emilee Cantrell announced the Friday-morning trip. The governor's office did not respond immediately to requests for more information about the meetings.

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey urges USC Annenberg graduates to seek truth

May 17, 2018
Photo by: Karen Ballard / USC

  In a stirring speech that called on graduates to seek truth and help others, former talk show host turned media mogul Oprah Winfrey offered practical advice, shared personal anecdotes and challenged students to tackle real-world problems.

The Bulletin On The Radio

May 17, 2018

Every week, KRWG News provides a preview of the stories in The Las Cruces Bulletin.  The region's home page is only possible with your support.  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

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May 17, 2018


 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Koch brothers-funded group is "thanking" two New Mexico Democratic members of Congress for supporting proposals aimed at helping young immigrants.

The LIBRE Initiative announced Thursday the group was sending out mailers thanking Reps. Ben Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham for endorsing bills seeking permanent protections for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

This mailer is part of a seven-figure campaign effort by the LIBRE Initiative, which includes a national television and online advertisements.

Police: Four Youths Broke Into Clovis Zoo, Entered Monkey Area

May 17, 2018

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police say four New Mexico juveniles are being questioned after security footage showed a group jumping over a zoo fence into a monkey area.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Clovis police said the group hopped the fence, got in the Clovis zoo, and then they went into the primate area and kicked the window out.

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May 17, 2018


District 2 Republican Candidate Profile: Gavin Clarkson

May 17, 2018
Gavin Clarkson
Edmundo Resendez / KRWG-FM NMSU

KRWG is profiling candidates running for the republican nomination for New Mexico’s Congressional District 2 race, the seat currently held by republican Steve Pearce. Today, Edmundo Resendez profiles Professor Gavin Clarkson. 

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Anti-Trump Ads Inject Drama Into New Mexico Campaigns

May 16, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic congressional candidates in New Mexico are taking creative approaches to political ads that illustrate their opposition to President Trump, including a new television spot that portrays a candidate imprisoned by a caravan of federal immigration agents.

An ad released on Wednesday from Damian Lara portrays the Albuquerque attorney initially locked within a metal cage in the back of a Homeland Security Department vehicle as it drives across a desert highway.

New Mexico High School Students Accused Of Changing Grades

May 16, 2018

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of students at a southern New Mexico high school are facing allegations that they accessed an online program to change their grades.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports 55 students from Gadsden High School are accused of accessing an online computer program and changing their grades on their online courses.

Michael Hernandez

Las Cruces City Council and school district board members met at Oñate High School to discuss school safety issues including preventing gun violence, strengthening school security and addressing mental health.

Heinrich Votes Against CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel In Committee

May 16, 2018
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after voting against Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today. Haspel was favorably reported out of the Committee by a vote of 10-5 and her nomination will now be considered by the full Senate.

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May 16, 2018


Gadsden High School Students Accused Of Changing Grades

May 16, 2018

 

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of students at a southern New Mexico high school are facing allegations that they hacked into an online program and changed their grades.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports 55 students from Gadsden High School are accused of accessing an online computer program and changing their grades on their online courses.

Doña Ana County Won't Expand Transit Route To Hatch

May 16, 2018

 

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county has opted not to expand its rural transportation service a village known as the "chile capital of the world."

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Dona Ana County commissioners voted Tuesday not to create a route to Hatch, New Mexico, over concerns of low ridership.

The commissioners voted four to one to keep the funding at $350,000 and not grant an additional $137,000 for a route to Hatch.

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May 16, 2018


Silver City Report

May 16, 2018

Time now for the Silver City Report with Edmundo Resendez and Silver City Daily Press and Independent editor, Christine Steele and reporters CP Thompson and Ben Fischer. This week, the case of Filemon Varela Jr. returned a not guilty verdict, WNMU just completed a salary study and an update on Gila Regional Medical Center. 

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Las Cruces Police Investigate Report of False Imprisonment, Assault

May 15, 2018

Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate a report of a woman driving to work who was startled when an unknown man rose from the backseat of her sport utility vehicle and ordered her to drive across town.

N.M. Democrats Introduce Bill To Help Farmers In Underserved Communities

May 15, 2018

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 15, 2018) - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujánintroduced bicameral legislation to improve access to assistance for certain groups of farmers. The Assist Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Act of 2018 would reauthorize, strengthen, and improve the Outreach to Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program at the Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Air Force Base Begins Construction On Helicopter Simulator

May 15, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Kirtland Air Force Base is building a simulator facility to train pilots and crews for a new helicopter model.

The Albuquerque Journal reports construction on the $14.8 million project began Monday at the base in Albuquerque.

The three-bay simulator facility will be used train personnel from the 58th Special Operation Wing on the new HH-60W, a combat rescue helicopter that will replace the HH-60G Pave Hawk.

20 AGs Back Lawsuits By Family Planning Groups Against Trump

May 15, 2018

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty attorneys general are challenging Trump administration rule changes they say will reduce access to family planning services.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday that the president is playing politics with patients by changing rules that would shift federal family planning funds toward organizations that stress abstinence.

The AGs filed a brief supporting lawsuits filed in Washington two weeks ago by Planned Parenthood groups in Wisconsin, Ohio and Utah, and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.

Judge Rules To Keep Parents Jailed In Trafficking Case

May 15, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has ruled that the parents of a 7-year-old girl who authorities say was abused and sexually exploited must remain jailed as they await trial in the case.

The girl's father is charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution and other counts, while the mother was taken into custody on charges of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Newsmakers 1012 - Sean Roberts, code.org

May 15, 2018

Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation

Fred Martino recently talked with Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing about a number of economic issues facing New Mexico.

How could changes to NAFTA affect the state?

Will an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision have an impact on public sector unions?

And how should New Mexico use its windfall from increasing oil prices and production?

Brief to Protect New Mexico Women’s Access to Reproductive Health & Family Planning

May 15, 2018
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

Commentary: Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of a nationwide preliminary injunction that would block a recent attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to reduce access to Title X, the nation’s family planning program. Title X provides family planning services including birth control, and other critical preventive care to uninsured and under-insured patients. The new set of requirements put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration would jeopardize the lives and the health of millions of low-income women and families across the United States by threatening funding for birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and infertility treatment.

“President Trump and Vice President Pence have no business intruding in the reproductive health and family planning of New Mexico women,” said Attorney General Balderas. “I will continue to stand up to the President’s policies that harm New Mexico’s children and families.”

Fronteras 810: Lipan Apache Band of Texas - Margo Tamez

May 15, 2018

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