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Udall, Heinrich Urge McConnell To Pass Homeland Security Funding Bill without Unfairly Targeting DREAMers

With Homeland Security funding set to expire, Senators say clean, full funding bill for 2015 fiscal year urgently needed to maintain security efforts
WASHINGTON - In a letter, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to pass a clean bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year. The letter was signed by forty-five Senators, including two Independents calling for a DHS funding bill without extraneous policy riders attached. The letter also noted that the President would veto any piece of legislation that would limit his discretion on immigration matters.

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Former Santa Ana Pueblo governor pleads guilty to fraud

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The former governor of the Santa Ana Pueblo and a prominent real estate broker have pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars. Bruce Sanchez and Thomas Keesing a former regent president at Highlands University siphoned $3.5 million from the state’s 19 Indian pueblos.

NM officers return van to scammed elderly veteran

Woman charged with duping elderly man
BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. —Police said an elderly veteran was conned out of cars, cash and other items by a woman who claimed to be his long-lost little sister.

Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in plot to leak nuke secrets

A former Los Alamos National Lab scientist will be sentenced Wednesday in a plot to leak nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

New Yorker article paints grim picture of APD

Mayor insists city, department are moving forward
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Yorker magazine recently published the article targeting the Albuquerque Police Department. The author wrote the Duke City has eight times more police involved shootings than New York City.

New Mexico¹s children struggling, report says

New Mexico¹s teen suicide rate is nearly twice the national average. The teen birth rate is one of the highest in the nation, and the state is dead last in the percentage of fourth-graders who can read at grade level.

Smoking in your car with kids could lead to fines

SANTA FE (KRQE) – It’s already banned in public places, but two state lawmakers want to do away with smoking in a private place: Your car. They say if you are around kids, you shouldn’t be allowed to light up. Along with that, they are proposing a hefty fine. Some of their peers in Santa Fe think it goes too far.

New CYFD chief favors governor`s budget proposal for fewer new workers to aid kids

When Monique Jacobson was tapped to head the state’s Children Youth and Families Department, she made clear that she hoped to hire more employees to reduce the beleaguered department’s caseloads.

NM Rep. Dianne Hamilton presides over legislature

SILVER CITY >> NM Rep. Dianne Hamilton - R, Silver City, presides over the New Mexico House of Representatives in the New Mexico legislature today as part of Grant County Day. Grant County Prospectors and several local dignitaries travelled to Santa Fe to be there for 2015 Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature, according to a news release.

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Rep. Clahchischilliage proposes legislation to increase child sex crime penalties

Governor Participates in American Cancer Society`s “Suits and Sneakers”