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Today's News

  • DHS weighed using National Guard for immigration roundups

    By Garance Burke
    The Associated Press

    The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

    Staffers in the Department of Homeland Security said the proposal had been discussed as recently as last Friday.

  • NM Dems rally around tax plan to fix budget gap

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic legislators announced a push for new sources of income for New Mexico state government on Thursday through taxes on nonprofit hospitals, internet sales, trucking permits and vehicle registrations, in an effort to avoid further cuts to government services and spending.

    Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives said the package of tax measures could raise an additional $214 million during the fiscal year beginning in July to plug a budget gap and rebuild depleted reserves.

  • Archbishop: Trump immigration draft ‘immoral’

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s Catholic bishops say a Trump administration proposal to use National Guard troops to round up immigrants would be a “declaration of some form of war.”

    Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation’s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants.

  • Union calls on APS to avoid cuts

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that members of a caucus within the Albuquerque Teachers Federation protested outside district headquarters Wednesday, calling on the district to find a way to cover a $12.5 million budget cut that won’t negatively affect teachers.

  • West students visit Highlands
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 19, 2017

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    Menu for Feb. 20 to Feb. 24.

    MONDAY
    Closed for Presidents Day

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Sloppy Joe, tossed salad with dressing, green beans, and baked apple crisp

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese
    Lunch: Carne adovada, beans, seasoned spinach, flour tortilla, and diced peaches

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 19, 2017

    2.21.2017
    TUESDAY

    9 a.m.
    Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District will hold their monthly meeting at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    5:15 p.m.
    San Miguel Federation of Democratic Women meeting will be held at NMHU Donnelly Library in room 325. New membership is encouraged.

    2.22.2017
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • A rallying cry for Warren

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Middletown (New York) Times Herald-Record and was originally published on Feb. 12.

    Yes, we’re talking about Elizabeth Warren here. The words in the headline, ripped from the hypocritical lips of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, may well prove to be a unifying message for Democrats, progressives, liberals, anyone opposed to the policies of the new president, as well as a rallying cry for the launch of the Massachusetts senator’s 2020 campaign for the presidency.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 19, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Don’t balance state budget on the backs of counties

    By Steve Kopelman and Tyler Massey

    As state budget talks continue, New Mexico’s counties are asking Governor Martinez and the New Mexico Legislature to take a careful look at the services provided by county government, and especially those programs financed by funds that are now being depleted.