New Mexico State University faculty and Las Cruces community members are planning a series of seminars on climate change, including the physical processes, and effects on humanity and biological systems.

NMSU geology professor Reed Burgette is part of the New Mexico State University Climate Change Education Seminar Series (NMSUCCESS) planning committee, which has organized experts from around the country for the once-a-month seminars, which will take place at either the Rio Grande Theatre or a lecture hall at NMSU through spring 2019.

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Gov. Martinez Attends White House Hispanic Heritage Celebration

8 hours ago
Office of the Governor


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Washington to attend a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration hosted by President Donald Trump.

The nation's only Latina governor attended a White House Hispanic Heritage Month event on Monday, days after Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham of Albuquerque strongly rejected Trump's invitation over his policies and his previous comments about Latinos.

Consumer Group Fights Proposed Nuclear Waste Project In New Mexico

8 hours ago


ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A national consumer advocacy group is joining the fight against a proposed nuclear waste storage site in southeastern New Mexico

The Roswell Daily Record reports the Washington, D.C.-based Public Citizen announced last week it had filed to intervene in the license application submitted by Holtec International to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Alamogordo man survives rollover, then fatally struck by car

16 hours ago

  ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Alamogordo man is dead after surviving a rollover crash and then getting fatally struck by a passing car.

New Mexico State Police say 35-year-old Jason Clapper was driving on U.S. Highway 82 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft at a high rate of speed when the vehicle rolled about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

State Police say Clapper was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was able to get out of the vehicle.

While standing along the road in an unlit area, authorities say Clapper was struck by a passing car.

NMSU Chancellor Arvizu joins prestigious advisory firm

21 hours ago

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been named a venture partner of RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, a strategic advisory and venture development firm founded by financier R. Brad Lane and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge.

RIDGE-LANE is an innovation ecosystem grand challenges in education, sustainability and information technology with a team of general partners, operating partners and senior advisers who have served at the highest levels of business, finance, government and the military. 

As part of New Mexico State University’s commitment to fostering healthy relationships with regional economic development groups and technology leaders, university representatives will attend the Border Tech Expo in Juárez next week. The expo is sponsored by the Chihuahua Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development.

Grand Jury Indicts Former Employee Of Las Cruces Nonprofit

22 hours ago

An investigation into forged checks totaling more than $29,000 from a local conservation organization has resulted in a 117-count indictment against a woman employed there on a work-study program.

Klorice Whitney Lewis, 35, of the 2900 block of Onate Road, is charged with 60 third-degree felony counts of forgery, 55 counts of fourth-degree felony tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony count of non-residential burglary and a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property.

Udall Statement On Allegation Against Judge Kavanaugh

23 hours ago
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement regarding the sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“Dr. Ford’s allegation against Judge Kavanaugh is disturbing and should be fully investigated by the FBI. The Senate Judiciary Committee should delay the vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until that investigation is complete and this deeply serious and troubling allegation has been heard by the committee in the appropriate way.


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces has placed a priest on leave following allegations of sexual misconduct with adults.

Bishop Oscar Cantu said in a news release Monday that the Rev. Rogelio Martinez, a pastor at St. Genevieve Parish, is on administrative leave with pay while multiple allegations are investigated.

Cantu said the allegations "are serious in nature" and may involve clergy or church personnel.


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Commentary:  Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a highly-respected California psychology professor, publicly shared her story of being physically and sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

During a gathering at a student’s house, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom, locked the door, pinned her down — along with an accomplice — attempted to disrobe her, and placed his hand over her mouth. She feared that Kavanaugh was going to ‘inadvertently kill’ her. She managed to escape and fled.

City of Anthony stands behind ‘Medicaid Buy-in’

17 hours ago

Commentary: The City of Anthony’s Board of Trustees, after hearing testimony from NM Together for Healthcare family leaders who live in Anthony, passed a resolution on Monday in favor of continuing the state’s efforts to shape a healthcare solution that would open up Medicaid for any New Mexican to buy into -- regardless of their current Medicaid eligibility.

Look Beyond The Headlines On The Refugee Crisis

Sep 16, 2018
peter goodman

Commentary: We should keep in mind our role in creating the conditions refugees are fleeing. 

For example, U.S. actions in 1954 had lasting impacts on Iran and Guatemala.

Mohammad Mossadegh became Iran's Prime Minister in 1951. A genuine national leader, popular and competent – and intent on land reform and nationalizing the oil industry controlled by Britain. The U.S. (C.I.A.) and Britain engineered a coup in 1954. The Shah of Iran agreed only when the U.S. told him it would go ahead without him. Many Iranian leaders were executed. U.S. and U.K. support for Shah Reza Pahlavi was a major factor in the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Any surprise that (after overthrowing Pahlavi) Iranians held Americans hostage in our embassy for 444 days? And still distrust us? They remember a past we've forgotten.

Lujan Grisham, Morales Release Plan Addressing Infrastructure And Jobs

Sep 13, 2018
Michelle Lujan Grisham

Commentary: This morning, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Howie Morales announced a plan to tackle New Mexico’s infrastructure needs, create jobs, make our roads safer, and build a strong economic backbone for the long term. With clear strategies to leverage state revenues and private investment to deploy strategically to the most important projects, Michelle and Howie continue to demonstrate that they are prepared to tackle the biggest issues facing New Mexico’s communities and economy.

Rubel: Anonymous Op-Ed Weakens Standard Of The New York Times

Sep 12, 2018

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