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Newsmakers1004 - Common Cause New Mexico - Viki Harrison

Feb 3, 2018

Heinrich Announces $85 Million For Holloman Construction Project

Feb 3, 2018

  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Air Force that it will initiate the design of an $85 million project at Holloman Air Force Base to construct a new MQ-9 Formal Training Unit (FTU) operations facility to house three MQ-9 Attack Squadrons. Here is the information provided by the Senator's office:

Las Cruces Women Planning Protest At County Building

Feb 3, 2018
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Following recent allegations of sexual harassment in Doña Ana County government, local activists are planning a protest on February 13.  Here is the statement provided by organizers:

New Mexico State University’s Domenici Institute for Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 20-person student cohort who are tasked with asking Domenici Public Policy Conference speakers inquisitive questions. The conference is set for Sept. 12 and 13 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Panelist applications are due by March 30.

Silver City, NM – Multidisciplinary artist Angela Ellsworth will speak and have her work on display at Western New Mexico University on Feb. 8, 2018.  Here is the information provided by WNMU:

Members of the public are invited to enjoy the free lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Parotti Hall, and then view the “Between Them” exhibit in McCray Gallery, which opens at 7:30 p.m.

Your Legislators 2018 #5 Senator Ron Griggs

Feb 3, 2018

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  Beginning Tuesday, February 6 through March 2018, the Chamizal National Memorial Cultural Center in El Paso will be temporarily closed for maintenance projects, including the installation of new air handlers that run the building’s heating and cooling systems. Here is the information provided by the National Park Service:

The Bulletin On The Radio

Feb 3, 2018

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Researchers with UTEP’s Border Region Modeling Project presented their financial forecasts for Las Cruces, El Paso and Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City during a recent forum.

New Mexico, and Las Cruces in particular, has been slow to recover since the recession hit more than 10 years ago in December 2007.

The Latest: Lawmakers Want Drilling Doundaries Near Chaco

Feb 2, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on American Indian affairs at the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

A panel of New Mexico lawmakers wants the federal government to consult with the Navajo Nation before allowing more natural gas production in the area surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

A Senate committee on Friday endorsed a nonbinding state memorial that also urges the Bureau of Land Management not to allow hydraulic fracturing within 10 miles of the Chaco archaeological site.

Las Cruces— Temple Beth-El and the local chapter of the NAACP are partnering to present a Black History Month program that will include listening to a rare recording of a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here is the information provided by Temple Beth-El:

Police: Suspect In Jail Standoff Shot Himself In The Jaw

Feb 2, 2018

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in eastern New Mexico say a standoff at the Curry County Adult Detention Center ended when a prisoner shot and wounded himself with a gun he earlier pulled out while being booked into the jail.

The sheriff's office says 28-year-old Wesley Flores has life-threatening injuries after shooting himself in the jaw Thursday evening following four hours of unsuccessful negotiations.

Flores is hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas.

Flores was originally taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

Baby Dies After Left In Car Overnight Outside Gallup

Feb 2, 2018

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A 2-month-old baby was found dead in western New Mexico after authorities say the child was left in a car overnight.

The Gallup Independent reports the parents called authorities Wednesday morning after the child was discovered to be not breathing outside their rural home west of Gallup.

According to a Gallup Fire Department report, the parents drove to meet an ambulance. EMTs pronounced the baby dead.

The Latest: New Mexico Marks Milestone For Indian Education

Feb 2, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on American Indian affairs at the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):

2:00 p.m.

New Mexico officials are marking the 15th anniversary of the state's Indian Education Act that was designed to provide equitable access to public education and help maintain indigenous languages.

Sponsors of the 2003 legislation visited the state Capitol on Friday talk about its impact. A pending lawsuit accuses the state of not following through with the reforms.

Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: Following the release of the hyper-partisan and misleading “Nunes memo” today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement urging lawmakers in both parties to defend the work of Special Counsel Mueller and allow the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to proceed:

Heinrich Statement On Public Release Of Nunes Memo

Feb 2, 2018

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 2, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the release of the partisan, misleading memo seeking to undermine the Russia investigation:

IN FOCUS: Part Three Of A Conversation On Trade And NAFTA

Feb 2, 2018

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Feb 2, 2018

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Young Rembrandts, an art enrichment group is celebrating its 30th year anniversary by throwing an event called “It’s in the Bag,” which offers a free art class today at Reyes elementary in El Paso from 3-4. This event is free for all local kids, families are encouraged to bring art supplies to donate.

Also, on Tuesday February 6, Young Rembrandts will be collecting art supplies from 2:30- 3:45PM at Desert Hills elementary in Las Cruces.

Your Weekend Pulse

Feb 2, 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, For the Love Art Month events throughout the community, Harry Potter Book Night at Barnes and Noble, The Gala of the Royal Horses at the Dona Ana County Fairgrounds, and Food Truck Fiesta at Telshor 12 on Wednesday.        

New Mexico Lawmaker Says Budget Committee Met Secretively

Feb 1, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says his budget request to restore $41 million to public school reserve accounts was pushed aside after members of lead budget writing committee met out of public view.

Rep. James Townsend of Artesia says House rules may have been broken when a quorum of 10 members of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee met in a legislative agency conference room to discuss provisions of a proposed $6.3 billion budget.

New Mexico Prison Gang Trial Begins With Agent's Testimony

Feb 1, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The first witness to testify in the trial of four members of a New Mexico prison gang was an FBI agent who used confidential informants to build a racketeering investigation against them.

The Latest: Warrant Details More Abuse In New Mexico Case

Feb 1, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 13-year-old New Mexico boy (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

Authorities say a 13-year-old boy whose body was found buried along a rural highway in northern New Mexico had been tortured in the weeks leading up to his death.

Heinrich Statement On Nunes Memo

Feb 1, 2018

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on Rep.

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Feb 1, 2018

New Mexico Lawmakers Want To Wipe Out Pecan Weevil Bug

Feb 1, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state lawmakers want to help eradicate an invasive bug threatening New Mexico's pecan industry.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports a proposal in the New Mexico Senate and House seeks to appropriate around $250,000 to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture for studies and eradication programs.

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Feb 1, 2018

New Mexico Democrats push allowing Medicaid buy-in coverage

Jan 31, 2018

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic-led push to expand health care coverage by allowing almost anyone to buy into Medicaid is gaining ground in New Mexico amid Republican efforts in Washington to dismantle Obamacare.

The state Legislature is considering initial studies and steps toward opening up access to Medicaid services through a fee to individuals and possibly employers.

Police Seek Suspect Who Stole $3,200 Ring from J.C. Penney

Jan 31, 2018

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the young man suspected of stealing a $3,200 ring from J.C. Penney.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, a young man asked to see a ring from the jewelry department at the J.C. Penney store in the Mesilla Valley Mall. After being handed the ring, valued at $3,249, he ran from the store and got into a black Nissan Sentra with a New Mexico license plate.

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