Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 22, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Game Commission OKs $1M fee

    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has agreed to pay a $1 million fee so hunters, anglers and trappers can continue to have access to state trust lands.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the Game Commission approved the agreement at a meeting Thursday in Roswell following months of negotiations between the department and Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn.

  • Exchange targets Hispanics, Native Americans

    The Associated Press

    The state health insurance exchange is taking its message to the airwaves, billboards, community groups and online to boost the number of New Mexicans signing up for coverage during this enrollment period.

    Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said Thursday that people will have until the end of January to sign up, but those who want to have coverage by the first of the year face a Dec. 15 deadline.

    The exchange’s call center has been receiving about 100 inquiries a day and the number of

  • Study: More Mexicans leaving U.S. than coming

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.

    The Pew Research Center found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families, including American-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico from 2009 to 2014. During the same five years, 870,000 Mexicans came to the U.S., resulting in a net flow to Mexico of 140,000.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 22. 2015
  • Editorial: A tough ruling to swallow

    The state Supreme Court’s unfortunate ruling last week that buying textbooks for private and religious schools is unconstitutional was largely overshadowed by the terrorist attacks in Paris.

    But it’s a significant ruling that deserves attention, particularly given the fact that it overturns a longtime state practice — a practice that, we would argue, served the public interest.

  • Just A Thought: A Norman Rockwell family Thanksgiving
  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 22, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Texarkana Gazette on the business of education (Nov. 17):

    No doubt you’ve seen the ads on TV or in print.

    Smiling students, professional instructors, promises of better jobs, better earnings, better lives.
    For-profit colleges. Education as a business.

    Maybe you’ve even taken the bait and enrolled. Perhaps you’ve taken out a loan or used government grants or military education benefits.

  • Students of the month - Nov. 22, 2015
  • Dear Teacher - Nov. 22, 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: When I hear my child in fifth grade read aloud, she hesitates a lot, backtracks and reads slowly. Fortunately, the teacher does not call on her often, so she is not embarrassed by her stumbling reading. Are there any easy ways to help her? — Want to Help

  • Teacher challenges high school students

    By Stacey Becker
    Telegraph Herald

    DUBUQUE, Iowa — Natalie Schira paces near student desks as her young charges ponder truth.

    A Wahlert Catholic High School teacher, 26-year-old Schira encouraged sophomore honors English students to use a writing assignment to explore the concept of truth.

    The tapping of fingers on keyboards intermingles with the click-clacking of Schira’s heels. Students softly discuss assignment details.