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Today's News

  • Tubman’s replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

    By Deepti Hajela and Errin Haines Whack

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn’t even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever she gets one.

    For Hobbs and many other Native Americans, the U.S. Treasury’s decision to replace Jackson’s portrait with Harriet Tubman’s is a hugely meaningful change.

  • Judge search continues in corruption case

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Two semi-retired New Mexico state judges have been nominated to oversee a criminal fraud case against former Sen. Phil Griego after a string of judges in Santa Fe District Court declined to hear the case.

    State prosecutors and Griego’s attorney agreed to recommend substitute Judges James A. Hall of Santa Fe or Michael E. Martinez of Albuquerque. Defense attorney Tom Smith says they are both active as substitute judges.

  • Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy year for music

    By David Bauder
    AP Entertainment Writer

    NEW YORK — It’s only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.

    That’s not to slight Kendrick Lamar, Sturgill Simpson, Beyonce or some unknown creator working in a basement to turn the sounds in their head into a file for everyone to hear and enjoy.

  • Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy year for music

    By David Bauder
    AP Entertainment Writer

    NEW YORK — It’s only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.

    That’s not to slight Kendrick Lamar, Sturgill Simpson, Beyonce or some unknown creator working in a basement to turn the sounds in their head into a file for everyone to hear and enjoy.

  • In Brief - News - April 24, 2016

    The Associated Press

    State must pay ACLU $90K

    New Mexico has lost a long-running lawsuit over legal fees in a public records case.

    The New Mexican reports that state taxpayers will now be responsible for $90,000 in legal fees for the American Civil Liberties Union.

    The state Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2014 decision that the ACLU is entitled to more than $87,000 in legal fees from the Secretary of State’s Office, a number that doesn’t include the fees incurred by the appeals process.

  • DNA test ordered to prove man’s claim

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A man who says he is the biological father of the late boxer Johnny Tapia will need a DNA test to prove it.

    A New Mexico judge ruled last week that Jerry Padilla must undergo a blood test to prove his claim after the fighter’s widow demanded it in a legal battle.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 24, 2016
  • Editorial: An expensive lesson

    “Recognizing that a representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate, the intent of the legislature in enacting the Inspection of Public Records Act is to ensure, and it is declared to be the public policy of this state, that all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officers and employees.

  • Just a Thought:Spend wisely what’s left in your hourglass

    “Life is what happens when you are busy doing other things.” Words of wisdom from John Lennon. Do you ever wake up and wonder where the time went? If it will be an important question later. Why not make it important today? You will never again be as young as you are at this very moment.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 24, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press on the fight for a $15 minimum wage (April 16):

    Dream for a moment: You are in a minimum-wage job and someone decides to double your pay to $15 an hour.

    Now, if you previously had qualified yourself for only minimum-wage work, this is a genuine boon to you and your household. No matter what other income is available in the home, if you work 40 hours a week then you can expect a wage of $31,200 a year.

    This works out well for you. But what about everyone else?