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Delta Variant Of The Coronavirus Could Dominate In U.S. Within Weeks

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly in the United States that it's likely the mutant strain will become predominant in the U.S. within weeks, according to a new analysis. The variant, first identified in India, is the most contagious yet and, among those not yet vaccinated, may trigger serious illness in more people than other variants do, say scientists tracking the spread of infection. The Delta variant apparently already accounts for at least 14% of all...

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Las Cruces, NM – A fight at Mayfield on the 17th had parents worried and the school on lockdown. One student was sent to Thomason Hospital in El Paso and a staff member was also sent injured.

Las Cruces, NM – A press conference was held at Roberto's Restaurant to make the news public.

Las Cruces, NM – A show that looks at the different holiday traditions in the area.

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Las Cruces, NM – Plans for a new state park are now in the works for the Mesilla Valley, but additional funds still remain a concern for a local environmentalist.

Las Cruces, NM – Farmers, ranchers, county extension agents, and others in New Mexico were able to get the latest on the war on agriterrorism.

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council had two decisions to make regarding a proposed convention center.

Las Cruces, NM – As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues, the pangs of hunger are felt by many throughout the world, and Las Cruces is no exception. Rebecca Renteria, the Executive Director of Casa de Peregrinos, discusses the many needs of her program.

Las Cruces, NM – Former labor organizer and photographer David Bacon discusses his work and new book "Children of NAFTA".

Las Cruces, NM – Greg Bloom talks with Jose Oranga, a 1969 graduate of NMSU who went on to work in the U.S Attorney General's Office during the Carter administration. He discusses his work with the NMSU Foundation and promotes his new book, "The Buena Vida Dilemma".

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The rate of on-the-job fatalities for police is higher this year than it was at this time in 2020, according to an organization that tracks law enforcement deaths.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports that as of Monday, June 21, a total of 151 total deaths were recorded -- an 11% jump from last year. The NLEOMF tracks federal, state, military, tribal and local law enforcement officers deaths.

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  Commentary: The Republican Party of New Mexico stands with the Union Protectiva de Santa Fe organization in its lawsuit against Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber over the destruction of a veterans memorial at the Santa Fe Plaza. The group is asking the Mayor  to restore the Plaza obelisk after protestors tore it down last Indigenous Peoples Day.
 
RPNM believes the suit is the proper course of action because the organization is protecting our Hispanic history, culture, heritage and faith. 

These monuments serve as a reminder of who we are as New Mexicans and as a people. 

Las Cruces Municipal Court

  Commentary: Sitting in the upstairs courtroom of our modest brick Las Cruces Municipal Courthouse reminds me of sitting there in 1975, a young reporter covering a federal kidnaping case.

Back then, this was the U.S. Courthouse. Now, morning shadows from the massive Federal Courthouse across Church St. darken Muni Court.

U.S. v. Lowe was tried here because it was too hot for Albuquerque.

Juneteenth: A Reason to be Optimistic

Jun 18, 2021

Commentary: The kindness of strangers has been the mantra for many people in this country for generations. Certain acts of kindness have changed the course of history. One of the most notable acts of kindness occurred on June 19, 1865, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union Soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered an order, declaring, “the people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”.

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Commentary: U.S. Representative Yvette Herrell argues the Environmental Protection Agency’s unravelling of the Navigable Water Protection Rule is a “Washington-Knows-Best” move. The move is designed to restore federal pollution oversight to U.S. waterways, such as oversight of a massive proposed open-pit copper mine near Tucson.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan has committed the agency to holding public outreach sessions around the country this summer and fall. Does that sound like a “Washington-Knows-Best” approach or “Washington-Wants-to-Hear-From-And-Work-With-You" approach? Regan, the former head of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, has a reputation as a person who works well with all sides. The public outreach sessions will help create rules that are durable, so  the rules won’t be changed every four years when a new administration comes into office. That sounds like openness, dialogue and common sense, not “Washington-Knows-Best.” 

Herrell: Water protection changes are inexcusable federal overreach

Jun 16, 2021

Commentary: From how to spend your money to how to manage your land, the Biden administration thinks they know best. Take for example this week’s move by the Environmental Protection Agency to begin unravelling the Navigable Water Protection Rule and bring back the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. This “Washington-Knows-Best” decision is a direct attack on the private property rights of millions of farmers, ranchers, and homeowners.

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Las Cruces Extends Availability of Cooling Stations

The National Weather Service has once again forecasted triple-digit temperatures for Las Cruces through Friday, June 25, 2021. The City of Las Cruces has therefore extended the availability of designated facilities as cooling stations until at least that date. Temperatures will continued to be monitored to determine whether these facilities will continue to remain active as a Cooling Stations.

A cooling station is a place that offers temporary shelter from the heat for the elderly, other high-risk residents, and the general public. To confirm that a cooling station is open, residents are encouraged to call beforehand.

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