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Teleperformance USA Seeks to Fill Up to 1,600 Jobs in El Paso

Jul 26, 2019

Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, announced that it is hiring at least 1,250 and up to 1,600 contact center employees at its new state-of-the-art location in El Paso, Texas. The company is seeking highly qualified candidates to apply at their upcoming career fair hosted by Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

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Jul 26, 2019


New Mexico Supreme Court To Hear Objections On Staggered Elections

Jul 26, 2019

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear objections to a new law that would more evenly stagger election dates for local prosecutors, judges and county officials.

The court on Thursday announced an August deadline for written briefings and scheduled oral arguments for Sept. 12 in complaints brought by district attorneys, judges and county officials.

The election-date changes recently approved by the governor and legislators initially would cut short or lengthen some terms by two years.

16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation

Jul 26, 2019

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a dramatic move aimed at sending a message, authorities made the arrests as the Marines gathered in formation with their battalion.

None of the 16 Marines were involved in helping enforce border security, the Marine Corps said in a news release. They are accused of crimes ranging from migrant smuggling to drug-related offenses.

ICE releases US citizen, 18, wrongfully detained near border

Jul 26, 2019
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  HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S.-born 18-year-old has been released from immigration custody after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks.

Francisco Erwin Galicia left a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan, confirmed he had been released, less than a day after The Dallas Morning News reported about his detention.

Your Weekend Pulse

Jul 26, 2019

  KRWG News speaks with editors from the Pulse section at the Las Cruces Sun News.  Get ready for weekend events and much more every Friday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. .  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

Bike Lanes Come to Valley Drive in Las Cruces

Jul 26, 2019

Marc Wright walked along Valley Drive in amazement. He hadn’t been back in Las Cruces for 25 years, and while he expected changes, he didn’t expect the bike lanes on Valley. The street holds a special meaning for him: back in 1986, his father, Clayton D. Wright, was riding a bicycle along Valley Drive when he was struck by a truck and killed, in front of Fire Station 3.

A Summer of Learning: City of Las Cruces & Youth Conservation Corps

Jul 26, 2019

Even at 8 a.m. it’s hot. Despite the hot temperatures, 15 young City of Las Cruces employees under a local Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) grant are ready to start their duties on City fields. These youths are using their summer to learn about career development, water resources, water conservation, and real jobs available within the City of Las Cruces. They have a chance to walk away with a professional, nationally recognized certificate enabling them to start a possible career in water-efficient landscaping.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal review shows several factors have resulted in limited access and delays in mental health care for veterans in New Mexico.

report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General shows staffing shortages, hiring delays and training among the problems.

The report issued this week stems from an inspection done in March 2018 that was prompted by an anonymous complaint received the previous year.

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Jul 25, 2019


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Jul 25, 2019


New Capabilities At WSMR Near Las Cruces

Jul 24, 2019

A recent ribbon cutting ceremony highlighted new and upgraded test capabilities at the Survivability, Vulnerability and Assessment Directorate (SVAD) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.  Here is a statement from WSMR:

Desert Exposure - August

Jul 24, 2019

 

  KRWG News speaks with editors from Desert Exposure for a look at fascinating people, places, and events in the the region.  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

The Bulletin On The Radio

Jul 24, 2019

  Every week, KRWG News provides a preview of the stories in The Las Cruces Bulletin.  The region's home page is only possible with your support.  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

Fronteras 916: NM LULAC State Director - Dr. Juan García

Jul 24, 2019

Suspect Sought in Las Cruces Auto Burglary

Jul 24, 2019

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of stealing tools and equipment from Cruces Auto in late June.

About 2 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, a man broke into Cruces Auto, 1306 E. Amador Ave., and stole several tools from the business. Las Cruces police learned the suspect returned about 6 a.m. the same day and broke into a nearby shed where he stole heaters, fans and other equipment belonging to the business.

Trump puts his stamp on nation's immigration courts

Jul 24, 2019

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — In just 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges while dramatically expanding the bench and issuing new rules that make it harder for migrants to win their cases and stay in the country.

An Associated Press analysis shows that President Donald Trump's administration has appointed at least 190 immigration judges, accounting for 43 percent of the total.

Historic horizontal well in Permian Basin completed

Jul 24, 2019

  CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Drilling of the longest horizontal oil and gas well in the history of the Permian Basin has been completed as booming oil production in the region continues to center around shale in southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

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Jul 24, 2019


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Jul 24, 2019


Kirtland AFB To Update Public On Cleanup Project

Jul 24, 2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is inviting the public to learn about the work being done to clean up jet fuel contamination at a base bordering New Mexico's largest city.

The open house at Kirtland Air Force Base will be Thursday. Experts from the Air Force and the state Environment Department will be on hand to answer questions.

A coalition of environmental groups has threatened to sue, saying the contamination is a danger to public health and the environment.


Monday Business Watch

Jul 23, 2019

Algernon D'Ammassa with the Las Cruces Sun-News offers the latest in business. This week: A local business is closed after a dispute. Also, we learn about a new business downtown. and a new sushi restaurant opens in town. (Aired 7-8-19)


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Jul 23, 2019


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Jul 23, 2019


New Mexico governor removes public education secretary

Jul 22, 2019
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  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham removed the head of the state's Public Education Department on Monday while expressing dissatisfaction with progress on sweeping reforms.

Karen Trujillo was dismissed as public education secretary about six months after being tapped by the first-year Democratic governor to overhaul the state's lagging public education system.

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