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New Mexico officials are hitting the road to talk about changes to Medicaid that will take effect in January. Starting this week, the New Mexico Human Services Department is holding a series of public events across the state to educate residents about upcoming changes to Centennial Care, the state's Medicaid program.

NMSU Beats Rival UTEP For First Win Of Football Season

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Josh Adkins hit Royce Caldwell on a 53-yard scoring strike late in the third quarter to give New Mexico State the cushion it needed to beat UTEP 27-20 in the Battle of I-10 on Saturday night.

New Mexico State (1-4) grabbed its first win of the season and administered the 16th straight loss to the Miners. It is the longest active losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Miners last won when they beat North Texas 52-24 in the final game of 2016.

Companies In NM Looking To The Sky For IT Opportunities

8 hours ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico companies are hoping to use solar-powered, fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles to create a service that gathers data from the sky.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday.

Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a former Air Force chaplain, has been charged in a federal indictment with seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact between 1991 and 1992 at Kirtland Air Force Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Del Rey Boulevard To Close Wednesday For Telecom Work

Sep 22, 2018

 There will be lane closures at the intersection of Del Rey Boulevard and Sand Castle starting Wednesday September 26, 2018. Kelly Cable will be making telecommunication improvements for Century Link.

The work is scheduled to take as long as five working days to complete. It is anticipated the lane closures will not be in effect the entire time.

Access to businesses will be maintained during construction. Motorists who want to avoid possible delays should seek an alternate route.

Officials Sending Out Reminders To Eligible Voters To Register

Sep 22, 2018

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election regulators are mailing nearly 55,000 postcards to eligible voters who are not yet registered.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Friday in a news release that the notices include the Oct. 9 registration deadline to participate in elections that conclude on Nov. 6.

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There’s a new music ensemble in Las Cruces, and they’re making their debut this weekend with one of the masterworks of the 18th century, the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Ana Maria Quintero and Jessie O’Hara, both graduate students in violin at NMSU, co-founded Vox Vallis Women’s Ensemble to bring high-quality concerts to the region. The decision to begin with Pergolesi’s masterpiece came from Quintero, who has performed it several times, beginning when she was 15.

Fugitive New Mexico Priest Accused In Abuse Case Arrested

Sep 21, 2018

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive priest accused of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has been arrested.

Court documents show 80-year-old Arthur J. Perrault was arrested Thursday in New York, and has been charged with criminal aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact in assaults that federal authorities say happened at Kirtland Airforce Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery.

He is scheduled for a first federal court appearance Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Perrault had been a chaplain at the base in Albuquerque.

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The multi-agency investigation into the Sept. 13 officer-involved shooting on Tiffany Drive is ongoing, but preliminary information has revealed that 47-year-old Gary Daniel McKinney was armed with a knife and had a slip-knot ligature wrapped around his mother’s neck when Las Cruces police officers entered the home.

Public Comment Period Ends On Proposed Nuke Dump Expansion

Sep 21, 2018

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The public comments period has ended on a proposal to expand the amount of radioactive and hazardous waste allowed at an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports critics, however, are accusing the state Environment Department of rushing the approval process.

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Goodman: Thoughts On The Kavanaugh Allegations

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Commentary: Christine Blasey Ford's possible testimony reminds me of Anita Hill, although the allegations and the times are very different. 

When Hill testified that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, our law firm felt like two worlds. The other lawyers, mostly male, thought Hill's complaints insignificant or invented. The secretaries (mostly female) believed Ms. Hill (as did I), and understood why her testimony mattered. 

Ford says that Brett Kavanaugh (then 17, to her 15) tried to rape her, but was too drunk. His failure doesn't erase his mind-set. Or her trauma.

Rubel: Gary Johnson's Senate Bid Taking After A Hollywood Plotline

Sep 19, 2018


Las Cruces Passes Resolution in Support of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Sep 18, 2018

Commentary:  The Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce applauds the Las Cruces City Council for voting 5 to 0 on Monday, passing a resolution urging Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF is our nation’s most important program to conserve irreplaceable lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities in every state, including New Mexico. However, LWCF will expire on September 30 unless Congress acts to reauthorize the program before then.

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’

Sep 17, 2018

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.

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