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  • Yuletide sharing - Youth wants to give back

    Apolinario Gonzales III wanted to give back to the community in true holiday spirit as well as helping a young child accomplish his dream of making a change when it comes to domestic violence.

    In October, Gonzales and his mother, Tanya Mascarenas, wanted to do something special for Christmas. Due to the news stories of the brutal killing of Victoria Martens in Albuquerque in late August, Gonzales decided that he wanted to do something to give back to others.

    “We decided to do something different for Christmas this year,” Gonzales said.

  • Deadly crash reignites push for tougher laws

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Hitting speeds of more than 100 mph, two cars raced down Interstate 25 in the Friday night darkness toward the heart of Albuquerque. One weaved in and out of traffic before smashing into the back of an unsuspecting family’s SUV.

  • Congresswoman to run for governor

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has its first contender in the 2018 governor’s race.

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her candidacy Tuesday, becoming the first to declare intentions to replace second-term GOP Gov. Susana Martinez. She cannot run again because of term limits.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 16, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Pre-filing of bills begins
    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are getting their first opportunity to file bills for consideration ahead of next year’s regular legislative session.

    The Legislature began accepting “pre-filed” bills on Thursday in advance of a 60 day session.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 16, 2016

    Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1966 — Stu Clark Tournament Week has been proclaimed by Ben Lingnau and Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, mayors of East and West Las Vegas, respectively. Others participating in the proclamation are District II Officials Secretary Tony L. Lovato, Tournament Director Arcenio Gonzales and Officials President Nick DiDomenico. The upcoming event will represent the 13th annual Stu Clark Tournament, named after the long-time university professor and athletic director.

  • Weather - Dec. 16, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 35°
    A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 38° / LOW 8°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph becoming north 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

  • Exhibit explores LV’s Chinese immigrants

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The untold story of the Chinese immigrant experience in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in the 1880s comes to life in a multimedia museum exhibit Highlands University media arts students created.

    The exhibit, Phantoms of a Rail Town: The Chinese Immigrant Experience c. 1882, opened at the City of Las Vegas Museum Dec. 10 and continues through the end of 2017.

  • State has hundreds of vacant teacher positions

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The number of students enrolled in teacher training programs in New Mexico has dropped while the state struggles to fill hundreds of vacant teaching positions across the state.

    Researchers at New Mexico State University’s College of Education reviewed vacancy data from the state’s 89 school districts through mid-October and found nearly 600 open positions. Most were teaching jobs, but there were also vacancies for counselors, social workers, speech therapists and administrators.

  • 300 coats donated to local kids
  • Balderas: Police shooting probes need improvement

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The policies and procedures governing the investigation and prosecution of deadly shootings by law enforcement officers in New Mexico must be improved, state Attorney General Hector Balderas said Monday.