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LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO -- On October 9, 2018 the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office, in partnership with the Election Advisory Council, will host more than 300 students at its 2nd Annual Celebrating Democracy in Doña Ana County event.

At the event, students will learn about the cornerstones of our democratic process through games and informal discussions with candidates and public officials. Eligible students will also have the opportunity to register and, if they choose, cast their ballots in the midterm election.

  Bright Path, a new venture that has adapted cutting-edge technology and methods to produce drugs for “orphan” diseases, is launching a manufacturing enterprise in Albuquerque, it was announced Tuesday.

“There are 340 known potential drugs for orphan diseases that aren’t being produced,” said Richard S. Larson, MD, PhD, executive vice chancellor of The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and president of the New Mexico Bioscience Authority, which helped attract Bright Path to the state.

Netflix assembles new US production hub in New Mexico

Oct 8, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex on the edge of the state's largest city, government and corporate leaders announced Monday.

It's the company's first purchase of such a property, and upcoming production work in Albuquerque and at other spots around New Mexico is forecast to result in $1 billion in spending over the next decade.

The mother who reported her 4-year-old son as missing early Saturday morning has been charged with a misdemeanor for misleading police.

Martha Alicia Guerrero-Rivas, 25, of the 1100 block of Montana Avenue, is charged with one count of making a false report. The charge is a misdemeanor.

2018 New Mexico Public Media Candidate Conversations: Governor

Oct 8, 2018

  New Mexico's Public Media Stations are proud to host the 2018 Candidate Conversation Series. Host of KNME-TV'S New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant, sits down with the two major party candidates for Governor: Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican Steve Pearce.

Zooey Sophia Pook, director for LGBT+ Programs at NMSU, said OUTober is important because it celebrates the diversity that can be found on campus. 

“OUTober lets us celebrate cultures that intersect and make up the NMSU community. It is important to include and appreciate every identity and culture at NMSU,” Pook said. 

Investigation Underway Into Fatal Shooting In Deming

Oct 8, 2018

 

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are overseeing the investigation of a fatal shooting at a gathering inside a Deming residence.

Lt. Elizabeth Armijo says the shooting took place Saturday night at a home where multiple people were gathered.

Investigators say 27-year-old Eduardo Pena and several others tried to rob the people at the home at gunpoint.

An altercation followed and one of the home's occupants shot Pena.

Deming police responded to the scene and had Pena and a woman was also shot taken to a hospital.

Indigenous People Celebrated In New Mexico's Capital

Oct 8, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Indigenous Peoples Day is being celebrated for the third consecutive year in the New Mexico capital with prayer, dancing and music throughout the morning and afternoon.

A center for Native American culture, Santa Fe in 2016 designed the second Monday in October as Native American People's Day in recognition of 23 designated indigenous communities throughout the state. About one in 10 residents of New Mexico is identified as Native American.

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Oct 8, 2018


Adkins has 4 TD passes; New Mexico State beats Liberty 49-41

Oct 7, 2018

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josh Adkins threw four touchdown passes, Christian Gibson ran for two scores and New Mexico State held off Liberty 49-41 on Saturday night.

Peytton Pickett bullied into the end zone from the 1 to pull Liberty (2-3) to 49-41 with five minutes left. The Flames forced New Mexico State (2-4) to punt with 2:10 to play, but then couldn't get the ball past midfield to end it.

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Politics of Fear and Hatred

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Commentary: Talk about hypocrisy. Trump and Republicans are calling those who disapproved of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court a crazy mob who have no right to regain power.

When the Tea Party came along in 2010 shouting obscenities against Obama and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at their many meetings across the country—that was all right.

The reason Trump and his supporters call political opponents names like Pocahontas, Little Marco and Lock-her-up is because they have few policies that resonate with thinking voters. Their appeal is to fear and hatred.

They have no honest alternative to the ACA—but say they want to protect people with pre- conditions. However, we all know that insurance against any calamity doesn’t work unless the majority involved pays into the system e.g. car insurance where the state requires we have it.

They don’t want to support effective public education for all because their super rich supporters like the Koch brothers don’t want masses informed about serious policy debates. 

They don’t want to talk about the real impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017—which will double the annual debt in 2018 (and even more in the future) and that 80% of the benefits goes to the top 1.0%--etc. etc.

   Commentary: Beto O’Rourke announced that his grassroots campaign raised more than $38,100,000 in the third quarter of 2018. Powered by 802,836 individual contributions and without a dime from PACs, corporations or special interests, his people-powered campaign has just set a new record for the largest fundraising quarter ever in a U.S. Senate race.

Minor Changes Expected From NAFTA Replacement

13 hours ago

Commentary: Certainly is a lot of border news lately. Most importantly is the completion of the re-negotiation of the NAFTA, replacing it with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also called USMCA.

Rubel: Higher Education Funding Should Be Restored With Plan For Entire System

Oct 11, 2018


Former NMSU Chancellor Dr. Garrey Carruthers

Commentary: New Mexico voters have an unprecedented chance to send an important message this November that New Mexico takes corruption seriously and will hold government officials, candidates, and contractors accountable when they cross ethical boundaries and violate the law.  As former statewide elected officials, we wince every time we see the state tarnished by poor national rankings for good government and ethics, and worry that the perception of corruption is costing us business and opportunities, discouraging civic participation and decreasing voter turnout.  New Mexico is one of only six states that does not have a statewide ethics commission.

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