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Las Cruces man convicted of recording children in bathrooms

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  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is facing up to 4 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of hiding video cameras in bathrooms and capturing video of children showering and changing clothes.

Prosecutors say 55-year-old Paul Ikard was found guilty Wednesday of one count of sexual exploitation of children and two counts of voyeurism.

He's expected to be sentenced in about 30 days.

Ikard was arrested in May 2016 and accused of secretly recording children in a bathroom with hidden cameras from January 2014 to August 2015.

Federal Grant to Fund 9 New Las Cruces Firefighter Positions

18 hours ago

The City of Las Cruces (City) has announced it was recently awarded $1,162,664 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants. Here is a statement from the city:

Interactive Kiosks Installed In Downtown Las Cruces

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Guests to downtown Las Cruces now have help navigating the area.  Here is a statement from the The City of Las Cruces about installation of two interactive outdoor kiosks:

The kiosks are designed to engage tourists and connect locals by promoting events, shops, restaurants and attractions while providing wayfinding solutions that will showcase downtown businesses.

One of the kiosks is at the entrance of the Visit Las Cruces offices on the corner of Main Street and Amador Avenue. The second unit is on the west exterior wall of the stage at Plaza De Las Cruces.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested In El Paso

19 hours ago

A man wanted on charges related to a stabbing that happened two months ago in Anthony was arrested Wednesday in El Paso.    

Ezequiel Gonzales, 25, is charged with aggravated battery causing death or bodily harm.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say the charge stems from an incident that happened early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, when deputies responded to a residence in the 800 block of Golf Course Road. Witnesses said there was a large gathering at the house. Sometime after 1 a.m., several people saw a gray four-door vehicle drive up to the residence.

A Wednesday evening stabbing resulted in the hospitalization of one man and the arrest of another who was initially detained by churchgoers.

Nicholas Bravo, 22, is charged with one count each of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

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PHOENIX, N.M. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials say authorities are investigating the deaths of three endangered Mexican gray wolves, including one found in southwestern New Mexico.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced this week that male wolves belonging to the Bear Wallow and Saffel packs were found dead in Arizona in September. The packs are known to roam parts of Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

The wolf found dead in New Mexico was a member of the SBP pack.

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Oct 18, 2018

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"What We Love" - The Border Artists Benefit Art Show

Oct 17, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Border Artists’ President, Tauna Cole-Dorn to talk to us about “What We Love,” a benefit art show. A portion of proceeds from art sold at the show will help KRWG Public Media. The title of the show reflects each artist’s choice of what they are currently making in the studio or a favorite piece from the past. The Border Artists are 20 artists working in the Southwest.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

Oct 17, 2018

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.

A look at his comments on those subjects Tuesday:

IMMIGRATION

TRUMP: "We have the worst laws in the history of the world on immigration and we're getting them changed one by one. We've made a lot of progress in the last couple of weeks even, but we're getting them changed one by one."

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Commentary: A new study released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income.

Commentary: Following Steve Pearce’s silence regarding the New Mexico GOP’s repeated sexist and baseless attacks against Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexicans for Michelle released the following statement:

"Steve Pearce’s failure to condemn the New Mexico GOP's pattern of sexist attacks against Michelle Lujan Grisham is incredibly disrespectful of Michelle's long record of fighting for New Mexico women, children, and families,” said New Mexicans for Michelle Digital Director Kier Strader-Monaghan. “As a young woman in politics, I am disappointed that Steve Pearce and the New Mexico GOP continue to insult New Mexico women by using baseless attacks against accomplished female candidates. Michelle, and all women across New Mexico, deserve an immediate apology from the New Mexico GOP."

Rubel: Tough To Have Honest Discussion On Healthcare

Oct 17, 2018


Commentary: In response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the budget deficit increase is “disturbing” and suggesting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs were the only way to pay for it, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“The deficit increase is ‘disturbing’ because of the trillion-dollar tax break Trump and Republicans gave to the rich and big corporations. The Trump tax law was always a scam, and now Republicans are suggesting taking seniors and middle-class families to the cleaners by gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to help pay for it.

“Make no mistake: These vital programs are on the ballot this November. The only thing left for Americans to do is vote.”

 

Goodman: Vote To Save Our Democracy

Oct 14, 2018
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  Commentary: Please vote!

This national election seems pivotal. 

The survival of our democracy as we know it could easily depend on Democrats controlling the House. Fortunately, our own Xochitl Torres-Small is a dream candidate for Congress: a smart and levelheaded young water lawyer.

I understand the feeling that all politicians are crooked, big corporations really run everything, and own the politicians, and our democracy died long ago.

But. Please!

Financially, we're speeding merrily toward a cliff. Trump and the Republicans, notably through tax changes, have significantly exacerbated two major problems: inequality and debt. The breaks mostly helped the rich. Profits are up, but not wages. We will soon be crippled by interest payments. Military officials say the huge increase in our debt weakens our national security, dangerously.

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