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US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

24 ViewsA new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children. The federal government saw churches as useful in Christianizing Native children as part of a project to sever them from their culture, their identities and ultimately their land.

NMSU Chancellor asks for privacy following wife’s arrest

28 ViewsNew Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has asked for privacy after his wife Sheryl Arvizu was arrested and charged with battery on a household member. NMSU spokesperson Justin Bannister issued a statement on behalf of the Chancellor:

Many UNM students benefit from legalized cannabis usage

16 ViewsWar on drugs’ lasting effects on misinformation about weed Since cannabis was legalized recreationally last summer in New Mexico, University of New Mexico students have been able to legally partake in the drug, so long as they’re over 21. After recreational sales started on Friday, April 1, many students

State lawmakers respond, say teacher raises are fully funded

11 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State lawmakers are responding to criticism that they did not put enough state money toward the teacher pay raises that passed the legislature earlier this year. On Thursday, they emphasized that it’s all fully funded.

Mock DWI Crash Near Las Cruces High School

15 ViewsLAS CRUCES, NM – Las Cruces Public Schools issued the following news release about Thursday’s simulation: Students at Las Cruces High School will get a sobering lesson in the consequences of drunk driving in a mock-DWI crash near the campus Thursday morning.