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Conservatives' Pick For Speaker Might Not Even Be In Congress Much Longer

The nail in the coffin of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's hopes of being the next speaker was opposition from the House Freedom Caucus. The rogue conservative group of about 30 members instead wants it to be Florida Rep. Daniel Webster.But Webster might not even be coming back to the House in 2017, thanks to a redrawing of his congressional district that might make it unwinnable for the GOP.Florida is being forced to redraw part of its congressional lines ahead of the 2016 elections...
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The Las Cruces Mayoral Candidates took questions from the community at a form Thursday night.

Incumbent Ken Miyagishima is running on his 8 years of experience as mayor of Las Cruces and his success. He says he will continue to listen to the people’s concerns and is already working on the main concern he heard at the forum.

“Roads,” Miyagishima said. “Which is something we are trying to address, one of the things we are planning on using with that Hold Harmless gross receipts money is rehabbing and repairing one of the largest road improvements in the city’s history.”

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It has become a staple of the New Mexico news cycle; companies creating new jobs using state economic development incentives. But how often do you hear about these same companies going out of business? According to Gallup more than 50% of new companies in the U.S. close within 5 years. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed an attempt by the legislature to bring accountability to state incentive programs.

Groups Urge Feds To Release More Mexican Wolves

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More than three dozen environmental groups are asking the federal government to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico to bolster the genetics of the endangered predators.

The groups sent a letter Thursday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.

New Mexico wildlife officials declined to issue permits to the Fish and Wildlife Service for releases earlier this year in the Gila National Forest.

Albuquerque Man Is Convicted On Carjacking, Firearms Charges

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A federal jury has convicted an Albuquerque man on carjacking and firearms charges.

Prosecutors say jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday before finding 30-year-old Kevin Folse guilty Thursday following a four-day trial.

Folse was indicted in the case in July. He remains in federal custody pending a sentencing hearing, which hasn't been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, Folse was driving a stolen vehicle on June 30 and allegedly tried to run down an Albuquerque police officer who jumped out of the way.

Voice Of The Public - District 2 Forum

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  On Voice of the Public, Councilman Greg Smith and challenger Philip Van Veen answered questions during the live call-in show with Anthony Moreno hosting. Both Smith and Van Veen are running for District 2 in Las Cruces. 

NMSU Ranks As One of The 40 Best College Farms In The Country

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  With nearly 95,000 acres devoted to the study of farming, ranching and forestry, New Mexico State University and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences have been honored as one of the 40 best college farms in America, according to College Ranker. 

Renowned Tango Trio to Perform Free Concert at NMSU

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  For ten years, the Piazzolla da Camera Trio has dedicated itself to the performance of the works of late Argentine modern tango master Astor Piazzolla. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, this ensemble will bring the sounds of the Buenos Aires cityscape to the New Mexico State University Atkinson Recital Hall. 

Heinrich Statement On Gun Violence Prevention

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US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the need for bipartisan, commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence in America:

"It is no secret that I am a passionate outdoorsman, hunter and supporter of the Second Amendment.  It is my firmly held belief that law-abiding citizens should be able to own firearms for both sport and self-defense.  That is not a political statement, it is simply who I am. 

Officials To Celebrate Valles Caldera's Transition

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State, federal and tribal officials will be gathering this weekend to mark the official transition of Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be joined by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, Native American leaders and other local officials for a celebration at the preserve Saturday.

Valles Caldera is home to vast grasslands, the remnants of one of North America's few super volcanoes and one of New Mexico's most famous elk herds.

The Indian Health Services will support nine New Mexico tribes' and tribal organizations' efforts to reduce suicide, drug addiction and domestic violence with $4.39 million in federal grants.

U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, of New Mexico, say the money will be distributed over the next five years to Isleta, Acoma, Ohkay Owingeh, Sandia, Santo Domingo and Taos pueblos, as well as the Ramah Navajo School Board, First Nations Community HealthSource in Albuquerque, the Five Sandoval Pueblos and Eight Northern Pueblos Indian Council.


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