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The southwest is getting drier. There’s less water to go around, even as more people are moving to the region. In Southern New Mexico, some experts are trying to find new sources of water, to take some strain off the reservoir and aquifer.

 


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  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Actor-comedian George Lopez reportedly is facing a misdemeanor count of battery after a scuffle with a man last month at a New Mexico restaurant.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Lopez will be receiving a criminal summons to the city's municipal court.

According to the newspaper, Lopez was in Las Cruces filming a movie and the alleged victim recorded the Oct. 14 incident on his cellphone.

The video reportedly shows the alleged victim waiting for Lopez to walk by him inside a Hooters restaurant.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Statement in Honor of Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2018
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day:

“On Veterans Day, we honor the service and bravery of veterans and the sacrifices of military families. One of my top priorities has been to ensure that veterans and their families in New Mexico receive benefits that they deserve and the support they need to find good paying jobs and transition back into civilian life.

Udall Statement Honoring Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2018
U.S. Senator Tom Udall D-NM

SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day: 

“Today, 100 years since the signing of the armistice ending World War I, we honor the brave men and women from New Mexico and across the United States who have sacrificed to defend our values and protect our freedoms, both at home and abroad. New Mexicans carry a long and storied tradition of military service. From enduring the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II to braving the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, our veterans, service members, and their families have proudly answered the call to duty, no matter the personal cost.

Heinrich Statement In Honor Of Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2018
Senator Martin Heinrich (D) New Mexico

  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

"One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, soldiers on both sides along the Western Front laid down their arms, ending World War I. Since then, we have taken time to reflect on the service of the men and women who have served the United States in uniform.

Lujan Grisham campaign

  From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy.

New Mexico businesses learn to grow on government dollars

Nov 11, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government is spending billions of dollars in New Mexico on a wide variety of goods and services and local business owners are building and boosting their bottom line by tapping into the federal procurement progress.

Some sell only a portion of their products to federal agencies. Others devote much of their efforts to seeking and maintaining a mostly federal workload.

Jorge Martinez-Rios

When the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra began rehearsing in August for this weekend’s concert, the musicians could not have imagined the concert would be in memory of their conductor, Dr. Marianna Gabbi. The beloved conductor, who had been a pillar of the Las Cruces classical music scene for four decades, died on September 11 at the age of 90. She had conducted NHSO since 2012.

Rep. Brian Egolf

Santa Fe – Today, members of the New Mexico House Democratic Caucus re-elected their leadership for the 54th Legislature, which will convene in January of 2019. Here is a statement issued by Democratic leadership:

House Democrats’ leadership team is one the most diverse in the country, reflecting a diverse caucus that will now be at least 50% women.

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Goodman: Reason For Hope In Election 2018

Nov 11, 2018
peter goodman

  

Commentary: This election was an intense experience. I'm delighted by the state and local results, impressed by the strong efforts of both sides, but sad for some of the losing candidates. 

I felt a certain camaraderie with others working hard (or just rooting) for the election of progressive candidates, including Congresswoman-elect Xochitl Torres Small; there were inspiring moments; but I empathize with folks like Ben Rawson and Yvette Herrell who busted their tails, invested great energy and emotion into campaigning, and probably believed (as fervently as Xochi or Steve or Shannon or Kim) that they were fighting for the best interests of our community and country. I can't help but respect their efforts. 

Election Night, David Brooks commented, “This is a great night for humility.” Republicans, he noted, were riding a great economy (albeit a recovery initiated during Obama's tenure), and still couldn't do better. Democrats were opposing a much-disliked president with low approval ratings who struck even supporters as a buffoon, but couldn't do better.

Reinstate White House Credentials For CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in condemning the White House for suspending CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials and is demanding that it be restored immediately.

Dr. Chris Erickson

Commentary: A recent headline in Bloomberg stated that New Mexico was the top performing state economy since the inauguration of Trump. What is obscured by the Bloomberg headline is what is taking place in the Southwest corner of the state—in Lea and Eddy Counties. Underlying these two counties is the Permian Basin, currently the largest oil play not just nationally, globally.  

Ten years ago, production was in decline. The region had been abandoned by the large players and was primarily worked by smaller producers reworking older sites. Fracking changed all this, transforming the Permian for a dying region to the boom play.

While the oil patch is booming, the rest of the state’s economy is moribund. We face significant structural problems. New Mexico counties (except Lea and Eddy) grew only 0.2 percent.

The Chinese Effect On Dollar Tree

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: Major retailers such as WalMart, and grocery stores such as Albertson’s, are at least five miles from my house. However, there is a Dollar General and a Family Dollar store each within a mile of me, and I find it convenient to pop into these discount retailers to buy items such as cleaning products, storage containers, and disposable items. Even though the selection can be limited, the prices are almost always low. Above all, it is the convenience factor that drives me to these stores.

United States Of The World

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: As with any other nation, the making of America has been about the amalgamation of innumerable social beliefs and practices from somewhere else. For starters then, any conversation about American nationalism must begin with the story of human migration itself. That started in Africa: the one place where all humanity can declare a shared genesis story. Beyond religion. Beyond politics. Beyond culture. Beyond current affairs. We are from Africa. That's a genetic fact.

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