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Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber

The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward reinstating the death sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber, though the court's liberal justices were incredulous about the actions of the district court judge in the original trial. The judge in the original trial excluded evidence of the involvement of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's slain older brother, Tamerlan, in a triple murder two years before the 2013 marathon bombing. Justice Elena Kagan was incredulous, asking Deputy Solicitor General Eric...

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Join Carrie Hamblen as she talks with Iraq Peace team member Mary Burton Risely who just returned from a monthlong mission of mercy in Iraq.

Las Cruces, NM – Join Carrie Hamblen as she talks with Iraq Peace team member Mary Burton Risely who just returned from a monthlong mission of mercy in Iraq.

Join Carrie Hamblen as she talks with Iraq Peace team member Mary Burton Risely who just returned from a monthlong mission of mercy in Iraq.

Las Cruces, NM – Join Carrie Hamblen as she talks with Iraq Peace team member Mary Burton Risely who just returned from a monthlong mission of mercy in Iraq.

Las Cruces, NM – In addition to syringe exchanges there are programs available to heroin users that promote a healthier lifestyle. But law enforcement officials say these programs may not be the best idea.

Las Cruces, NM – Syringe exchanges for heroin users have been taking place in the United States since the nineties, and Southern New Mexico is no exception.

Las Cruces, NM – A new charter school is taking the place of the current Court Youth Center in downtown Las Cruces. Irene Oliver-Lewis has big plans for the high school, which is set to open next year.

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The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward reinstating the death sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber, though the court's liberal justices were incredulous about the actions of the district court judge in the original trial.

The judge in the original trial excluded evidence of the involvement of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's slain older brother, Tamerlan, in a triple murder two years before the 2013 marathon bombing.

The World Health Organization has announced the establishment of a scientific advisory group aimed at identifying the origin of COVID-19 and to better prepare for future outbreaks of other deadly pathogens.

If you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as your first COVID-19 shot, a booster dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine apparently could produce a stronger immune response than a second dose of J&J's vaccine. That's the finding of a highly anticipated study released Wednesday.

And if you started out with either Pfizer or Moderna, it probably doesn't matter that much, the research suggests, as long as you get one of the two mRNA vaccines as a booster.

Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, heart disease continues to be the nation's leading cause of death. And much of it is preventable through a healthier diet.

ISLAMABAD — The nightmares come easy and often for Afghan journalist Taqi Daryabi.

When they do, the 22-year-old reporter for the Afghan newspaper Etilaatroz is instantly transported back to a dank room in a Taliban-run police station, where a group of former fighters brutally beat him and his colleague Nematullah Naqdi last month for covering a women's protest in Kabul.

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Gessing: Reality Check for New Mexico PED Secretary

22 hours ago
Paul J. Gessing

Commentary: Kurt Steinhaus has been on the job for just a month or so, but he has already put forth some policies and ideas regarding New Mexico’s education system that leave us scratching our heads.

We all want our children to do better in school so that they are prepared to be productive workers and informed citizens. That is not an easy task and it is made even more difficult by the pandemic and the government’s reaction to it.

Walt Rubel


 

  Commentary: Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature will soon have to choose between good government and good politics.

 

On the side of good government is the New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee, a seven-member board headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez, which has been holding public meetings throughout the state to gather input from residents to guide the redrawing of political district maps, as required every 10 year after the census.

Use the Good Plates This Tuesday

Oct 11, 2021

Commentary: I love me a good routine, and now that the kids have started going back to school, they have their own morning shuffle. This morning I opened the bedroom door to a dressed kindergartner who gave me a one-armed sweep showing off his achievement and a sly grin. "I'm first to be ready for school," he declared.

He was in a good mood, one of those times when the morning To-Dos were infused with laughter and ease — on his end at least; less so for his sister, who needed a few minutes to shake off the night. It was one of those mornings when you just want to grab them and say, "Forget about school, stay here and hug me; I'll make pancakes."

Laura Paskus, New Mexico In Depth

Commentary: While the state is currently flush with revenue from the booming oil and gas markets, as well as federal recovery funding, one advocacy group is recommending that lawmakers not lose sight of the need to diversify the state’s revenue sources in order to protect future budgets. A policy brief, released today by New Mexico Voices for Children, outlines the top five reasons revenue diversification is necessary for the state’s long-term fiscal sustainability and ability to invest in programs crucial to family health and well-being.

Savor every minute

Oct 10, 2021
Peter Goodman

 

  Commentary: Just before dark, under a vast high-desert sky, we sit at tables around a backyard swimming pool, and Megan McQueen is singing her heart out.

Our host has lost weight, and is using a cane. Months ago, on a hot spring day, we visited through the closed window of his room in a rehab center, kidding around by phone, pandemic-style. He was lying down, weak after his stroke. Sounding like a kid whose parents had bought front-row baseball tickets, he said Megan wanted to give him and his wife a private concert once he recovered.

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