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Las Cruces, NM – Although the recent plea for more blood donations has been answered in part, supplies in southern New Mexico are still low.

Las Cruces, NM – A new Cultural Affairs Secretary has already been chosen to replace Ruben Smith.

Las Cruces, NM – Interim President William Flores wants to make NMSU's campus more student friendly- he's also planning to apply for a permanent position as president.

Las Cruces, NM – Officials at White Sands Missile Range are confident the Army post will not be closed by the federal government.

Las Cruces, NM – With Labor Day weekend travel just around the corner, gas prices in southern New Mexico are soon to level off.

Las Cruces, NM – The city is redoubling efforts to control the mosquito population. Terrence Kelly with the city says the season should wind down in October, but people should still be taking precautions.

Las Cruces, NM – In a closed-door meeting, the Las Cruces City Council recommended keeping Jim Ericson as City Manager.

Las Cruces, NM – The debate continues over how to fund a convention center in Las Cruces.

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New Mexico Democrats Blast Trump Immigration Proposal

May 17, 2019
U.S. Senator Tom Udall D-NM

Commentary: U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest immigration plan:

 

“The president’s latest immigration plan is no different from the radical anti-immigrant agenda he has pushed over the past several years. Sadly, the White House continues to make no good faith effort at comprehensive immigration reform, and refuses to reach across the aisle or consult with Democrats to craft a compromise bill. Instead, the president unveiled a political document while making false and partisan attacks that showed his true intentions.

 

The Great Debate Over Impeachment

May 16, 2019

 

 Commentary: Impeachment loomed over political news this week as the Trump administration fought efforts by the Democratic-led House of Representatives to conduct oversight.

Any decision about impeachment must be to contain harm from criminality or incapacity. Additionally, removing a president from office permits prosecution (unless they get pardoned), allowing the republic to move on while a former president faces legal consequences.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 15, 2019

Commentary: In America today, approximately 45-47 million, or 1 out of 5 Americans, is suffering with a mental health issue; and approximately 1 in 25 adults is currently experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. Sadly, the rate of suicide is at a 30-year high. 

While more individuals are accessing care, an astounding 9 million are struggling with unmet needs.​These are our friends, colleagues, neighbors and perhaps our own family members. As CEO of Mesilla Valley Hospital, my staff and I have the privilege of serving many members of our community who are experiencing some of the most challenging times of their lives – mental illnesses that are often invisible to the casual observer in ways that physical illnesses are not. 

Commentary:  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced the Central America Reform And Enforcement Act, a major legislative proposal to address the root causes of the Central American migrant crisis. The bill outlines the coordinated regional response needed to effectively manage the endemic violence and humanitarian crises in the Northern Triangle countries -- El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras -- that are causing many women, children, and families to flee and seek asylum in the United States.

Leading Democrats Introduce Legislation to Cut Methane Pollution

May 14, 2019

Commentary:  Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) today introduced the Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019, presenting a Democratic approach to reducing toxic and climate-warming emissions from oil and gas operations by restoring methane waste rules President Trump canceled and moved to weaken in September 2018. The bill’s original cosponsors include Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.).

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