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Today's News

  • Governor signs corporal punishment ban in schools

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press


    SANTA FE — Public schools can no longer spank or paddle students to discipline them under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

    New Mexico joins 30 other states and the District of Columbia in banning corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, a Columbus, Ohio-based group against corporal punishment.

  • Immigration reform
  • Martinez signs expanded DNA testing of suspects

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Adults arrested for any felony in New Mexico must submit to DNA testing under a new state law taking effect in July.

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation on Wednesday to expand the DNA tests required under what’s known as “Katie’s Law.” It was named in memory of Kathryn Sepich, a New Mexico State University student murdered in 2003 and whose killer was identified with DNA evidence after he was convicted of another crime.

  • Que Pasa - April 8, 2011

    TODAY HOY

  • Noticias - April 8, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@ lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • Showers bring artistic flowers

    Imagine a bovine alien in your garden. His eyes don’t mimic almonds, his body doesn’t don the silver suit of a galactic wanderer.

    Rather, he stands on vertical hooves, his exposed trunk an expanse of weathered coil and spring.

    He is the nightmare of a thousand childhood sci-fi movies. He is the height of a gnome, the monster under your bed. His head carries the ragged antennae of a sideshow bull’s horns. He looks cute, terrifying, an oil-pitch sentry. He is the somehow living recycled hothouse buffalo man of Las Vegas sculptor Debbie Morse.

  • Native’s video gets attention

    Jim Terr loves Las Vegas and what makes Las Vegas unique:  our local independent merchants.  

    He produced a video, “Mama Don’t Send Me to the Big-Box Store,” which is receiving lots of notice: more than 5,900 references on Google, when you enter the title in quotes.

  • Beauty Queen
  • Here she is — Miss LV Teen

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on Sunday March 27 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    Kayla Gonzales was crowned Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen 2011 and Daniela Montoya was named first runner-up. After the pageant it was revealed that Gonzales would be ineligible to compete at the Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen Pageant because she is a high school graduate.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Petition seeks judge’s suspension

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission is asking the state Supreme Court to suspend a Las Cruces judge while he’s being investigated on allegations of bribery.

    Commission executive director Randall Roybal says the petition to temporarily suspend state District Judge Mike Murphy was filed Tuesday.

    Roybal declined to comment further because of confidentiality rules.