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Today's News

  • Money being raised for girl with leukemia

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Domino’s Pizza at 611 Mills Ave. on Wednesday will host a fundraiser for a 15-month-old Las Vegas girl battling leukemia.

    Profits on all sales from 10 a.m. to midnight will go toward medical expenses for Alleyah Esquibel, who was diagnosed with the illness at 6 months of age.

    “We want to show the community we support them,” said Paige Medina, general manager for the Domino’s in Las Vegas. “We want to give back to the community.”

  • EDC opens incubator

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Businessman Joseph Montoya said he’s found the perfect location at the perfect price for his new office.

  • Phoenix on edge as serial killer prowls

    By Jacques Billeaud and Alan Clendenning
    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he selects his targets. He either fires through an open window or gets out of the car to shoot from close range before driving off.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 14, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Guilty plea in DWI case
    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe man who was acquitted in 2011 of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed four teenagers has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge.
    Scott Owens was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail, but 330 days were suspended under a plea agreement.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Owens went free after the hearing because he received credit for time served.
    He had been on electronic monitoring since being charged in February.

  • Pressuring Trump, Clinton releases 2015 tax returns

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Hillary and Bill Clinton earned $10.6 million last year, according to a tax filing released by her campaign Friday that sought to pressure presidential rival Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns.

  • Highlands homecoming set for Sept. 30 - Oct. 9

    Correction  — A headline on Highlands University’s homecoming that ran in our Sunday edition contained an error. The headline should have stated: Highlands homecoming set for Sept. 30 - Oct. 9.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    This year’s Highlands University’s Homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 9.

    The theme for homecoming this year is Paint the Town Purple: Follow the Purple Brick Road.

  • Court sides with efforts to certify Hatch chiles

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a decision in favor of an association of green chile growers in the Hatch Valley of Southern New Mexico in a dispute over the use of the renowned Hatch name on food labels.

    The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a rehearing request by the Hatch Chile Co. in a potential setback to the company’s efforts to protect its stylized “Hatch” brand logos, parties to the litigation confirmed Thursday.

  • Case merits more probing

    Ten months after the Optic broke the story about former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo faking his credentials in order to obtain his educator licenses, the 43-year-old is finally facing criminal charges.

    Prior to taking high-paying jobs as associate superintendent of the Pecos school district and later as Mora’s superintendent, Trujillo served as the chief of the state Public Education Department’s Professional Licensure Bureau, the department in charge of issuing educator licenses and ensuring that New Mexico educators have the proper credentials.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 14, 2016
  • Beth Speaks for Herself - My brother’s keeper, revisited

    By Beth Urech

    Last March, if you saw my one-act play “Valentine for Velma” at Charlie’s Event Space, you met my brother as enacted by the talented Mykle Williams who did a great job of portraying the irresponsible yet charming sibling of a controlling yet caring older sister (me).