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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.

Las Cruces, NM – Hotel and motel owners in Las Cruces have turned in petitions protesting the $2.50 per-night surcharge to build a convention center in Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces, NM – Jim Ericson retains his post as Las Cruces City Manager, he does so with a boost in pay.

Las Cruces, NM – NMSU's interim president says he will continue to increase distance education opportunities.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Secretary of State was recently on campus encouraging students to vote.

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Commentary: A law goes into effect today that ensures home care and domestic workers—the people who clean homes and deliver care for others—are protected by New Mexico’s minimum wage standards and other wage protections.

Under the Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act, domestic and home care workers are now covered by New Mexico’s wage laws, and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions can investigate their complaints, enforce their rights, and recover their wages and damages.

On The Instruments Of Power

Jun 14, 2019

Commentary: There is no disputing that one defining characteristic of the current commander-in-chief is his cranial transparency as expressed through his Twitter diatribes. Everyone from world leaders to ordinary Americans knows what he’s thinking - if not by tweet, then expressed verbally. Some see these expressions as showing a lack of restraint. But if nothing else, they are unvarnished insights to a mercurial mind.

He was threatening tariffs on imports from our number one trading partner, Mexico, beginning at 5 percent initially and rising to 25 percent over five months, as a way of forcing Mexico to stem to flow of immigration. There is almost universal acceptance on both sides of the aisle and in numerous economic circles that tariffs, though frequently used, are disruptive and generally ineffective as a means of leveling the playing field in a global economy.

Thoughts On The "Straight Pride" Event Planned For Boston

Jun 14, 2019

  Commentary: Pride Month is here, and it seems a few men who identify as definitely not gay! want a parade, too.

The group brand themselves “Super Happy Fun America,” and all they seek is “full straight equality,” including a permit to hold a fully fledged, equally valued straight pride march in Boston in August. No smirking, please: this is about freedom from oppression.

 

Rep. Torres Small Directs DoD to Survey State of Unused Explosives on Tribal Lands

Jun 12, 2019

Commentary: Today, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) successfully passed an amendment to the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to improve the safety of New Mexicans living near unexploded ordnances, or commonly referred to as unused explosives, by requiring the Secretary of Defense to provide a report on the state of unexploded ordnance on Indian Reservations.

  


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