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  • La Llorona - De Aragon brings fable to life

    October is the month of falling leaves, Halloween, and ever-popular scary tales, including La Llorona, the Wailing Woman.

    On Thursday evening, Rosalia de Aragon returned to Las Vegas to portray La Llorona in a one-night performance.

    Versions of the well-known Hispanic fable has been passed down from generation to generation.  De Aragon’s version emphasizes the dangers of rivers and acequias and being alone outside at night.

  • Justices to consider arrest record erasure

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s courts should be able to erase court and arrest records, and, if so, when it is appropriate to do so.

    New Mexico has been grappling with the question for a decade, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Lawmakers have passed four bills on the topic since 2005, but two were vetoed by Gov. Bill Richardson and the others by current Gov. Susana Martinez, according to a Court of Appeals opinion.

  • Divided America: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why

    Editor’s note: This is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Matt Sedensky
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values.

  • Driver’s license overhaul prompts new complaints

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico officials ran into fresh criticism Tuesday about revisions to the state’s immigrant driver’s license law at a public hearing on the proposed regulations.

    The Department of Taxation and Revenue has said its plan to implement a law approved this year would put New Mexico in compliance with tougher federal identification requirements for driver’s licenses while extending driving privileges to immigrants in the country illegally.

  • First flu cases of season reported

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Health officials say the first influenza cases of the flu season in New Mexico have been confirmed by laboratory tests.

    State Department of Health officials say the first two cases involve a 64-year-old man from Bernalillo County and a 64-year-old woman from Valencia County.

    Their names weren’t announced Tuesday.

    Health officials are recommending a flu vaccine for every state resident six months of age and older.

  • Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

    Editor’s note: A look at the veracity of claims by political figures

    By Christopher S. Rugaber and Josh Boak
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won’t add to the country’s debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their past.

    A look at some of the claims in the debate and how they compare with the facts:

  • Attack in Afghanistan kills two Americans

    The Associated Press

    FAIRVIEW, Ill. — A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

    Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois, and Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died of wounds received when they encountered hostile enemy forces in Afghanistan’s capital, the military announced Thursday.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Mouth to mouth

    By Beth Urech

    Years ago, I was working with a Swiss marketing director for a Fortune 500 firm with international headquarters in Zurich. We were discussing the best way to get the word out about a new product. Leading articles in scientific journals? TV? He suddenly said, “Ja, they are good approaches, but the best is mouth to mouth.”

    I knew he meant “word of mouth” but didn’t correct his error because I found it ingenuous. Of course, I agree with him that when someone says, “I tried it and it works,” we pay attention.

  • Expungement isn’t the answer

    The state Supreme Court will soon take up a case on whether judges in New Mexico have the authority to erase court and arrest records. If they determine that judges do have that authority, they’ll also have to tackle the question of when it is appropriate to take such an extraordinary action.

    There’s no question in our minds that arrest records are burdensome. They raise red flags for prospective employers.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 23, 2016