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Without The CDC's Eviction Ban, Millions Could Quickly Lose Their Homes

Landlords across much of the country can now evict tenants who have fallen behind on their rent. That's because a federal ban on evictions expired over the weekend. "It's devastating," said Safiya Kitwana, a single mom with two teenagers living in DeKalb County, Ga., who lost her job during the pandemic. Like 7 million other Americans, Kitwana has fallen behind on rent. Kitwana and many other renters had been protected by a ban on evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

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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".

Las Cruces, NM – Beatrice Vera, Executive Director for the Rio Grande and Rio Basin Coalition, talks with Greg Bloom to discuss the diminishing Rio Grande River. Because the river is now better traveled by foot than by boat, Vera suggests how it can one day become viable again.

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has a message for schools across the country ahead of the new school year: Students need to be in classrooms.

"That's where students learn best," Cardona told NPR's A Martínez. "Schools are more than just places where students learn how to read and write — they're communities. They're like second families to our students."

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Suit Against Medical-Product Sterilization Firm a Dangerous Abuse of State Authority

Jul 31, 2021

  Commentary: On December 22, 2020, Attorney General Balderas filed suit against product-sterilization company Sterigenics, alleging that ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from its plant in Santa Teresa were creating a public nuisance and asking the court to enjoin the emissions.

You can read the AG’s complaint here.

Here is one informative report on lawsuit. 

  Commentary: David Rodriguez, a DACA recipient who applied for an internship at The Procter & Gamble Company, and P&G, have reached an agreement in Rodriguez v. P&G.  The case sought to address P&G’s policy and practice of screening out non-U.S. citizens applicants unless they held a long-term work authorization.

 

The case was filed as a putative class action in federal district court in Miami on July 17, 2017 raising claims of discrimination based on alienage in violation of federal section 1981.  P&G denies any wrongdoing and vigorously defended it policy over the course of nearly three years of litigation.

Commentary: Every year the swallows return to Capistrano and every year some members of the New Mexico legislature complain about not receiving a salary. New Mexico is the only state in the nation whose legislators do not receive a salary. Instead, they receive a stipend based on the cost of living in Santa Fe. We are months away from the next regular legislative session but the grousing has already begun.

Whenever legislators complain about not receiving a salary, they never mention their very generous pension benefits. This article will show you how generous those benefits are.

Trust: A Tale of Two Teachers

Jul 28, 2021

Commentary: I don't remember his name anymore. But if I can put the memories in the right order, he was known for teaching the shop class more than any other subject. However, that semester we sat in a converted computer class with the carpentry tools pushed to the walls and learned computer-aided design, or CAD, in seventh grade.

I loved computers ever since I was little, perhaps even more than I do now. I loved them because everything seemed mystical when you used them, a portal to another world. I also loved the grunt of the dot matrix printers, and rumor had it that the printer for the CAD class had little arms that would stretch over the paper and draw lines of different colors. The rumors were correct. I would stand nearby watching it and the teacher would look at me like he was thinking, "This kid isn't quite right in the head."

Lower bills, cleaner air, what’s not to like?

Jul 28, 2021
Senator Martin Heinrich (D) New Mexico

  Commentary: You have to give Paul Gessing points for creativity.  It takes enormous confidence in how much you can stretch the truth to turn a voluntary rebate program that lowers your monthly utility bill, improves your family’s indoor air quality and puts local plumbers and electricians to work into a doom’s day scenario.

 

If the climate crisis wasn’t so dire, his hyperbole might be funny.  It represents the lengths to which dark money organizations like the Rio Grande Foundation will go so that their donors can squeeze a few more dollars of profit out of obsolete technologies that caused the climate crisis in the first place.

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