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Brunswick turboprop maker Kestrel merges with New Mexico company - Bangor Daily News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:03

Bangor Daily News

Brunswick turboprop maker Kestrel merges with New Mexico company
Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine — The turboprop plane startup Kestrel announced Wednesday that it will merge with the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Eclipse Aerospace, a similar company that already has a light jet on the market. Chad Elkins, a spokesman for the ...
Kestrel Merges with New Mexico CompanyWDIO-TV
City officials thrilled by Eclipse Aerospace mergerKOAT Albuquerque

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New Mexico Governor Vetoes Hemp Farming Bill - The Daily Chronic

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:06

The Daily Chronic

New Mexico Governor Vetoes Hemp Farming Bill
The Daily Chronic
“By vetoing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, Governor Martinez has chosen to ignore the will of a super majority of state lawmakers and has done a disservice to the state,” said Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator with the New Mexico office of the Drug ...

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VMX-22 tests new software in New Mexico - Marines.mil (press release)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:40

VMX-22 tests new software in New Mexico
Marines.mil (press release)
“We have to make sure that in low, hot and humid places like Jacksonville [North Carolina] the system works and that it works in high, hot, and dry places like here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, only then can we be sure that this system works well in ...

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'Independence Day 2' puts out New Mexico casting call - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2015-04-15 06:26

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

'Independence Day 2' puts out New Mexico casting call
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
Actor Jeff Goldblum will be taking a break from his starring role as a TedX-style guru in the current advertising campaign for CoStar Group Inc. and its Apartments.com brand to visit New Mexico for the filming of a sequel to the movie "Independence Day.".

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Relatives of students who disappeared in Mexico rally in Connecticut over human rights abuses

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:00
Relatives of some of the 43 students who disappeared last September in Mexico are visiting Connecticut this week to protest what they describe as human rights abuses in Mexico and the United States.
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Which Mexican beaches are the safest and best for families?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:00
But is Mexico safe, you wonder?
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Tax Day Reminder: IRS targeting scandal is alive and well

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:00
On Tax Day, some 150-million individual tax returns are expected to be filed. Americans will spend more than six billion hours preparing their tax forms.
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New Mexico Falls 4-2 to New Mexico State - New Mexico Official Athletic Site

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:13

New Mexico Official Athletic Site

New Mexico Falls 4-2 to New Mexico State
New Mexico Official Athletic Site
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Lobos' pitchers contained the Aggies' bats for virtually the entire game. It was the one inning when they didn't that made the difference. The University of New Mexico softball team received a strong pitching performance Tuesday ...

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Post-election spending by PACs drops in New Mexico - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:10

Post-election spending by PACs drops in New Mexico
Santa Fe New Mexican
Some political action committees continued to spend and raise money in New Mexico after the November election. But the latest financial disclosures filed with the Secretary of State's Office show it wasn't nearly as much as before voters went to the polls.

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New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:08

Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu
Santa Fe New Mexican
Sandhill cranes at the refuge near Socorro, N.M. Hundreds of New Mexico bird enthusiasts are expected to take part in the longest-running citizen science survey of birds. The National Audubon Society is launching Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, the annual ...
New Mexico chickens at risk for bird fluKRQE News 13

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Former New Mexico Police Chief Sues Maui PD For Unlawful Arrest - Honolulu Civil Beat

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:28

Honolulu Civil Beat

Former New Mexico Police Chief Sues Maui PD For Unlawful Arrest
Honolulu Civil Beat
A former New Mexico police chief is suing the Maui Police Department for an incident in which he says he was improperly detained along with a colleague, who was also an officer. Jason Griego and James Sanchez were arrested in July 2013 while in Maui ...
2 New Mexico officers claim they were falsely arrested on MauiKHON2
Former NM officers suing Maui Co., Hawaii and Maui officers after their arrestsKOB.com

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New Mexico biofuels project may get boost after water change - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:07

New Mexico biofuels project may get boost after water change
Santa Fe New Mexican
“These common-sense guidelines will reduce fresh water consumption by the industry which makes sense both environmentally and economically,” said Secretary David Martin, head of New Mexico's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

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2 New Mexico officers claim they were falsely arrested on Maui - KHON2

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 19:45

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2 New Mexico officers claim they were falsely arrested on Maui
KHON2
MAUI, HAWAII (KRQE) – A former Cuba, New Mexico police chief and one of his deputies have filed a federal lawsuit against police in Maui, Hawaii. The two claim they were falsely arrested, and say their families were humiliated and mocked. The incident ...
Former New Mexico Police Chief Sues Maui PD For Unlawful ArrestHonolulu Civil Beat
Former NM officers suing Maui Co., Hawaii and Maui officers after their arrestsKOB.com

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10 Biggest Cities in New Mexico: How Well Do You Know The Land of ... - Newsmax

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:17

10 Biggest Cities in New Mexico: How Well Do You Know The Land of ...
Newsmax
Rio Rancho: Nicknamed "The City of Vision," Rio Rancho is one of the fastest growing cities in New Mexico, currently accounting for about 90,000 New Mexiconians. One of their taglines is, "Meet the future, be enchanted," as a nod to the state's moniker ...

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Thieves strike quickly at University of New Mexico track meet - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:11

KRQE News 13

Thieves strike quickly at University of New Mexico track meet
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Dozens of athletes didn't get the best welcome at the University of New Mexico because of thieves who struck at a university track meet. Criminals stole from six passenger vans parked at UNM and caused a lot of headaches.
UNMPD: Campus guests' vans burglarized at Soccer ComplexUNM Daily Lobo

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New Mexico chickens at risk for bird flu - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:05

KRQE News 13

New Mexico chickens at risk for bird flu
KRQE News 13
ROSWELL N.M. (KRQE) – A bird at a wildlife refuge near Socorro has tested positive for a highly contagious strain of bird flu a flu that can wipe out entire flocks in just 48 hours. The Centers for Disease Control say that the risk of this strain of ...
New Mexico duck tests positive for bird fluSanta Fe New Mexican

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2 New Mexico officers claim they were falsely arrested in Hawaii - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:13

KRQE News 13

2 New Mexico officers claim they were falsely arrested in Hawaii
KRQE News 13
MAUI, HAWAII (KRQE) – A former Cuba police chief and one of his deputies have filed a federal lawsuit against police in Maui, Hawaii. The two claim they were falsely arrested, and say their families were humiliated and mocked. The incident happened in ...
Former New Mexico Police Chief Sues Maui PD For Unlawful ArrestHonolulu Civil Beat
Former NM officers suing Maui Co., Hawaii and Maui officers after their arrestsKOB.com

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Education union takes wrong side repeatedly

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Tue, 2015-04-14 14:49


Once again, the National Education Association (NEA) has proven itself to be simply another left-wing special interest group that cares more about obtaining and spending taxpayer money than enacting policies that benefit New Mexico’s children. This is the clear message of the recent article by their president, Betty Patterson.

She spends her first few paragraphs decrying efforts to make New Mexico a “right to work” state. Interestingly, in New Mexico, teachers already have the option to join or pay dues to a union. In other words, teachers in New Mexico government schools currently live under a reasonable approximation of “right to work.” The NEA did actively fight “right to work” but that’s simply because the organization supports all manner of liberal causes regardless of their impact on students.

Opposition to what Patterson calls “vouchers” is just one prime example of unions’ divergence from the interests of children, families, and taxpayers. There was no “voucher” bill introduced in the 2015 session, but a system of tax credits to enable low-income and needy kids to go to the school of their choice did pass the House.

School choice tax credit programs exist in 14 states from “deep blue” Rhode Island to “red” Arizona. Wherever they’ve been enacted, demand for scholarships outpaces availability. The best available polling found that New Mexicans support tax credits on at least a 2-1 basis, yet the unions and their liberal Senate allies didn’t give the tax credit bill so much as a hearing.

Failure of the ban on social promotion was another cause for celebration for the unions. The ban would have required that all third-graders who score in the lowest category on the statewide reading test be held back in school starting in the 2016-17 school year. The bill also would increase support for struggling readers in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Banning social promotion is a policy change supported on nearly a 3-1 basis by New Mexicans. Prominent Democrats including both Bill and Hillary Clinton have spoken out in support of banning social promotion as a stand-alone policy (not including the increased support for remediation included in the bill considered during New Mexico’s 2015 session). Yet again, the unions and their allies convinced the Senate’s liberal leadership to not even have a committee hearing on the bill.

The failure of those two reforms with such strong public backing should be enough to illustrate that the NEA is more interested in its own power than it is in the academic success of students. Unfortunately, the unions and their allies killed two more house-passed bills (HB 76 and HB 181) that would have simplified or provided for alternative teacher licensing. The idea behind both was to attract and keep our best teachers in New Mexico classrooms.

Unfortunately, the unions seem to oppose any reform that does not pour more money into the education system. According to the Friedman Foundation, between 1992 and 2009, New Mexico’s student population rose by 7 percent while the number of teachers went up by 30 percent and the number of administrators and other non-teaching staff rose 47 percent. Results have not been commensurate with these increases but the unions continue to oppose reforms.

The accumulation of money and political power are the unions’ goals and any student that is allowed to go elsewhere or even be held back is an admission that the current system is not working. The unions depend on that system and an ever-growing infusion of tax dollars to grow their bottom lines.

Slowly but surely, New Mexicans are realizing that accountability and reform, not money, are needed to improve our schools. Unfortunately, large numbers of our children will continue to fall through the cracks until the voices of parents outweigh those of the politically-powerful unions in Santa Fe.

Paul Gessing is the President of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility

Another Arizona mental health provider to depart New Mexico - Bellingham Herald

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:43

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Another Arizona mental health provider to depart New Mexico
Bellingham Herald
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Another Arizona-based nonprofit has confirmed it plans to cease providing Medicaid-funded mental health services in southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://goo.gl/23wDwU ) reports that Tucson-based La Frontera ...
La Frontera official confirms departure from southern New MexicoLas Cruces Sun-News

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Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border: report - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:42

Washington Times

Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border: report
Washington Times
Judicial Watch sources said that “coyotes” working for the notorious Juarez Cartel are smuggling Islamic State terrorists across the U.S. border between the New Mexico cities of Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, as well as “through the porous border ...
Bombshell Report: New Islamic State 'Camp' Discovered — but Its Reported ...TheBlaze.com
ISIS running training camp on Texas borderWND.com
Judicial Watch: ISIS Set Up Camp 8 Miles From Texas BorderNewsmax
Western Journalism -Examiner.com
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