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Probe launched into possible theft at Deming High School

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DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have announced investigators are looking into possible embezzlement at a southern New Mexico high school.

The Deming Headlight reports school officials, police and the New Mexico Sixth Judicial District Attorney's Office announced last week they are investigating embezzlement of student fees and other funds over several years at Deming High School.

EPA Waits To Release Comments On Colorado Mine Cleanup Plan

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DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won't release public comments on its interim cleanup plan for southwestern Colorado mines until it has reached a final decision on the plan.

The Durango Herald reported the EPA's position Sunday.

Last June, the EPA outlined the next steps it plans to take to protect rivers from toxic metals flowing out of the Gold King Mine and other sites while it comes up with a longer-term solution.

State Police: Arizona Woman Killed In New Mexico Car Crash

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GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona woman has been killed in a car crash in New Mexico near Gallup.

New Mexico State Police say 22-year-old Lyric Young of Bullhead City was driving at a high rate of speed on Interstate 40 between Gallup and Grants about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

They say Young's car struck the back of a truck that was pulling a flatbed trailer and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

New Mexico Candidates Clash On Labor, Business Reforms

7 hours ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of New Mexico are offering contrasting visions for changing the state's labor and business climate at a public forum.

Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce said Monday that businesses are showing an interest in expanding to counties in New Mexico that want to limit compulsory union fees by ordinance. Pearce praised right-to-work reforms as a way to give workers greater choice.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Silver City attorney to fill a state District Court vacancy in southwestern New Mexico.

Martinez's office on Friday announced her appointment of William Perkins as a Sixth Judicial District judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Timothy Aldrich.

The district includes Grant, Luna and Hildalgo counties.

NMSU Alum Bryant Wins Dick's Sporting Goods Open Again

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Bart Bryant made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Dick's Sporting Goods Open for the second time in six years.

With playing partner Michael Bradley facing a 7-foot birdie putt that he would make, the 55-year-old Bryant rolled in the left-to-right breaking putt for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory.

Monday Business Watch

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What’s happening in the world of business in the Mesilla Valley? Time now for the Monday Business Watch with Edmundo Resendez and, Algernon D’Ammassa, business reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News. This week, Chachi’s Mexican Restaurant is opening up a express location, a new restaurant in Santa Teresa, and OSHA has a consulting program to address safety and health issues before they become violations. 

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SunZia transmission project faces more opposition

Aug 19, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The SunZia project's road to commercial operation is facing a new round of controversy, this time from community groups that fear the transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona will inflict irreparable environmental damage, fundamentally disrupting wildlife and the livelihood of residents along the central Rio Grande.

Albuquerque airport to get air service to Guadalajara

Aug 18, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque International Sunport is finally getting an international flight after nine years.

Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost carrier, announced Friday that would begin twice-weekly, non-stop service from Albuquerque to Guadalajara, Mexico, in November.

It's the first international service from the Sunport since AeroMexico ended service to Chihuahua City in 2009.

New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in July

Aug 18, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico unemployment rate is down.

The state Department of Workforce Solutions reported Friday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in July, down from 4.9 percent in June.

The department also says the state economy's total nonagricultural payroll employment in July grew by 17,900 jobs, or 2.2 percent, from July 2017, when the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent.

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Commentary: Steve Pearce announced today a Four Point Economic Blueprint for Jobs at the Albuquerque Gubernatorial Forum hosted by the Business, Real Estate, and Construction Coalition. Pearce’s plan focuses on economic diversification, addressing the worker shortage, investing in New Mexico businesses, and making New Mexico more business friendly. 

Goodman: Mourning A Sad Last Political Gasp

Aug 19, 2018
peter goodman

 

  Commentary: Lives, like the world in T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men, often end not with a bang but a whimper. Same for political lives.

 

The sad spectacle of Jerry Apodaca, our long-ago governor, endorsing Steve Pearce, poles apart from Jerry politically – and invoking John F. Kennedy, who'd have made short work of Pearce – reminded me of a better day.

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

  Commentary: Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor, announced today he is calling on both parties to come together to change New Mexico law to prevent dangerous offenders from pretrial release. Steve Pearce issued the following statement:

"Our nation and our state have seen far too many preventable crimes where law enforcement failed to act. Recently, in Taos County, law enforcement did act to protect children and safeguard the community. The courts, however, ordered that they be released back into the community. The allegations in the case are horrifying, including the unexplained death of a child, child abuse, and terrorism. To millions of Americans, including me, it is unfathomable that those defendants would be released into the community.

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Commentary: Michelle Lujan Grisham and Howie Morales released their three-part plan to combat crime and create a safer New Mexico: “Tougher, Safer, Smarter. Lujan Grisham was joined by current and former public safety officials including Attorney General Hector Balderas, police chiefs, and prosecutors to announce the comprehensive plan which will employ tougher, smarter, and safer strategies to stop crime and build communities that are safe from fear of theft and violence. Michelle Lujan Grisham also announced a group of 50 current and former law enforcement officials who trust Michelle Lujan to be our next governor and keep our communities safe.

Warren Introduces Accountable Capitalism Act

Aug 16, 2018

Commentary: United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act to help eliminate skewed market incentives and return to the era when American corporations and American workers did well together. The legislation aims to reverse the harmful trends over the last thirty years that have led to record corporate profits and rising worker productivity but stagnant wages.

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