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The Nation Grieves a Hero

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Alamogodo, Dec 09, 2016
John Glenn, War Hero, Astronaut, Senator, Passes at 95
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, December 8, 2016) – The last surviving member of the Mercury 7 astronauts, John Glenn, has passed away at 95. Glenn died at The Ohio State University Wesner Medical Center in Columbus, where he was surrounded by family and his wife of 73 years, Annie. According to the Columbus Dispatch, his body will lie in state at the Ohio Statehouse for a day and a public memorial service will be held at Ohio State University’s Mershon Auditorium. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a private service.

Faith Groups Petition US Immigration To Allow Deported Mom To Reunite With Sick Daughter

Simon Thompson, KRWG-TV
Las Cruces, Dec 09, 2016
Imagine if a child or family member was painfully and ill and sick - but you couldn’t be there to support them or take care of them. That is the case for millions of mixed immigration status families. Yesterday immigration advocates gathered at Us Immigration offices in El Paso Texas to petition for the reunification of one separated family.

Film Business Alliance of New Mexico Holds Las Cruces Event

Samantha Sonner, KRWG-TV
Las Cruces, Dec 09, 2016
The New Mexico Film Business Alliance held a networking event in Las Cruces Thursday to help area businesses; artists and film professionals learn new ways to get involved in the film industry.

CBP Intercepts Shipment of Prohibited Mexican Bologna

US Border Patrol
Washington, DC, Dec 08, 2016
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and agriculture specialists working at the El Paso port of entry seized 12 rolls of Mexican bologna Tuesday. The weight of the contraband meat was 132 pounds. The bologna is a prohibited product because it is made from pork and has the potential for introducing foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork industry.

Two Hantavirus Cases in McKinley County

New Mexico Department of Health
Santa Fe, Dec 08, 2016
The patients are the seventh and eighth cases in New Mexico this year. The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today a 59-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both from McKinley County, have been confirmed to have hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). These are the seventh and eighth cases of HPS in New Mexico in 2016. Both patients are hospitalized.

Provocative speaker plans to visit UNM

Johnny Vizcaino , UNM Daily Lobo
Albuquerque, Dec 08, 2016
Self-styled journalist and polarizing “alt-right” figurehead Milo Yiannopoulos has accepted an invitation from UNM’s Young Americans for Liberty to speak in the SUB on Jan. 27.

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