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Texas Democrat to challenge Cruz: report

Lisa Hagen, The Hill
Washington, DC, Mar 29, 2017
El Paso Native To Run for Senate
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) will announce on Friday that he’ll challenge Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2018, according to the Houston Chronicle. O’Rourke will reportedly make the announcement in his hometown of El Paso, which he has represented since 2013.

New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
Washington, DC, Mar 29, 2017
A former University of New Mexico student failed to persuade a federal appeals court that the school violated her free speech rights by rejecting an essay containing anti-lesbian remarks that she had written for a film class.

New Mexico Democrats Will Observe César Chávez Day at Statewide Service Projects

New Mexico Democrats
Santa Fe, Mar 29, 2017
New Mexico – The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) will honor the impact César Chávez and the farmworkers union made to advance human rights and dignity and fairness in the workplace by hosting service projects across the state. Everyone is welcome to join!

Project aims to help school nurses tackle suicide rates

Associated Press
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers in New Mexico, California and Maryland are working with public school nurses in hopes of curbing suicide rates within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by making school grounds safer.

Nat Geo WILD showcases New Mexico

The New Mexican
Santa Fe, Mar 29, 2017
A digital series is bringing viewers a bloody — and beautiful — taste of New Mexico wildlife. Nat Geo WILD, a sister network to National Geographic, on Tuesday released a new episode of Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade, in which the titular filmmaker raves over intensely close-up footage of Southern New Mexico raptors pursuing and tearing into small prey.

Rio Rancho custodian in running for Janitor of the Year

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Sweeping the competition. A janitor at one local middle school is in the running for the title of Janitor of the Year. Rio Rancho Middle School head custodian, Loy Lopez, is one of ten nationwide finalists in the Cintas Corporation’s contest.

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