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Today's News

  • U.S., Russia spar over Syria

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with an ultimatum for Russia: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

    It wasn’t clear what the punishment would be for a Russian government that has used its military might to help Assad and his array of allies score a series of battlefield successes in their six-year war with Syrian opposition groups.

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  • Governor toes line on tax vetoes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stripped all funding for the state Legislature along with state universities and colleges from a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, using her veto pen Friday to escalate a confrontation with lawmakers over how to shore up shaky state finances.

  • House Bill 85 among casualties

    Among the casualties of Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto pen this legislative session is a bill aimed at tightening regulation of boarding homes across the state.

    The legislation was especially significant in Las Vegas, home to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, the state’s mental hospital, along with a host of boarding homes housing mentally ill clients.

    House Bill 85, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, called for closer regulation of such facilities and their operators by local municipalities. It passed both House and Senate unanimously.

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  • Gorsuch joins Supreme Court

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow conservative majority and marking a much-needed political victory for President Donald Trump.

  • Weather - April 12, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 68° / LOW 42°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:32 a.m. to 7:32 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 44°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:30 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

  • Native American Day
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  • Noticias - April 12, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.