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Las Cruces, NM – In the midst of its historic closeness to Earth, a Las Cruces astronomer is helping the effort to prove there was once water on the planet Mars.

Las Cruces, NM – Officials say a spaceport in southern New Mexico could be up and running as soon as 2005.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is one step closer to getting a new president.

Las Cruces, NM – A nonpartisan group called "The Concord Coalition" is watching Congress closely as the nation's lawmakers tackle the issues of the federal debt, the federal budget, and Medicare. The coalition is led by two former senators- Warren Rudman of New Hampshire and Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. Gayle Gerdes is the Western Regional Director for the coalition. Bob Mitchell talks with Gerdes about the coalition, and about its goals.

Las Cruces, NM – The renovation of a historic theater may help revitalize downtown business in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – A national study suggests urban sprawl in Las Cruces may lead to obesity and heart disease among the city's residents.

Las Cruces, NM – A viewing at NMSU's Clyde Tombaugh Observatory was well attended, but cloudy skies left everyone disappointed. Another event is set for this weekend.

Las Cruces, NM – Another narcotics bust has been made in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – Economic Development is a phrase used loosely by politicians and business leaders. It isn't always clear what they are talking about. The rhetoric, frequently coupled with notions of job creation and growth, acts like a steamroller through city hall and the state house to influence ordinances and legislation. One organization which seems to have the corner on the phrase "economic development" in Southern New Mexico is MVEDA, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.

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

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Goodman: Thoughts On Trump's Hurricane Of Controversy

11 hours ago
Peter Goodman

  Commentary: As we age and our cognitive abilities diminish, often it's not the mistakes we make but our overreactions to them that really give us away.

 

Like Donald Trump getting confused about where Alabama was. No big deal. I laughed; but I also wondered if I could still fill in all the state-names in the right spots on the wordless maps Southwest Airlines used to have on napkins. I guessed I could, taking my time; but if someone else couldn't, so what?

 

But the Donald couldn't just laugh and shake his head and correct himself.

What Does The End Of Libor Mean?

Sep 14, 2019

Commentary: Like many, I have a personal interest in the ups and downs of the London Interbank Offer Rate, so called Libor, as my flexible rate mortgage is tied to it. If Libor is up, then so is my rate; if Libor is down, so to does my rate go down.

The problem is that Libor is about to go away. My mortgage, along with $400 trillion worth of other debt pegged to Libor, are about to become orphaned. Affected contracts include derivatives, business loans, and corporate bonds. Much of this Libor-linked debt has inadequate fallback provisions, creating uncertainty. No one knows what the ultimate solution will be.

NMFO

Commentary: The Grant County Commission today passed a resolution to support federal legislation that would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries as wild and scenic. The vote comes after a groundswell of support from Tribes, sportsmen, veterans, small business owners, faith and civic organizations, local municipalities and governments, and outdoor recreation and conservation organizations. Local community expressed their appreciation for the commission’s support of this important designation.

Democrats Demand Trump Administration End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Sep 11, 2019

Commentary: U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 23 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its “Remain in Mexico” policy, deceptively named by the Trump administration as the Migrant Protection Protocols. The “Remain in Mexico” policy blocks asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they wait for their court hearings, forcing them to remain Mexico for extended periods of time, often under dangerous circumstances.

  


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