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Mullings has 20 points, 8 boards, and 6 assists; New Mexico State tops N. Colorado 86-65

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
Daniel Mullings had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night, and New Mexico State beat Northern Colorado 86-65.
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Supporters say death of right-to-die advocate will spur legislative action; release new video

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotlight on Wednesday in a video in which she urges states to pass laws allowing terminally ill people to end their lives on their own terms.
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GOP governors talk 2016 after big gains in midterms

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
In addition to chewing over ideas about the way forward the conference was also an opportunity for many of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to finally emerge from the shadow of the midterms.  
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American surgeons remove massive tumor from Mexican boy

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
Surgeons in New Mexico have removed a rare, football-sized tumor from the neck and upper body of a Mexican boy, capping a two-year charitable effort to get the disfigured child U.S. medical attention, a church official said on Tuesday.
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World’s record-breaking sand dunes

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
Take a look at these 10 captivating, record-breaking sand dunes from around the world.
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Springlike Relief to Follow Winter's Early Debut in Eastern Half of US

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
Following waves of arctic cold and snow, more typical of January, a few days of springlike weather are on the way for the South, Midwest and Northeast starting this weekend.
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US Labor Department grants $1.4M to help Mexico support anti-discrimination laws

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
The Department of Labor is coming under fire from some who say a $1.4 million grant to the Mexican government to support anti-discrimination laws in that country is a waste of U.S. time, money and resources.
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Knicks seek bounce-back effort in Minnesota

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 22:00
(SportsNetwork.com) - After recently halting a seven-game slide, the New York Knicks fell back into the loss column, but will try to get out of it Wednesday night when they visit the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Knicks stopped the skid with a 16-point home victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, but started a new losing streak with a 117-113 setback Tuesday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks
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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US - Fresno Bee

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:06

Fresno Bee

Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US
Fresno Bee
FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, the father of a Ciudad Juarez-born boy suffering from a massive tumor who U.S. Homeland Security identified only as "Jose," examines his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, N.M. The 11-year-old ...
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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US - Yahoo News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:37

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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US
Yahoo News
FILE - In this July 20, 2012 file photo, the father of a Ciudad Juarez-born boy suffering from a massive tumor who U.S. Homeland Security identified only as "Jose," examines his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, N.M. The 11-year-old ...
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Mexican Boy Has Massive Tumor Removed in US - ABC News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:26

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Mexican Boy Has Massive Tumor Removed in US
ABC News
An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday. In a statement ...
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New Mexico-Colorado St. Preview - FOXSports.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:22

New Mexico-Colorado St. Preview
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Colorado State got to enjoy its first week back in the Top 25 since 2003 in relaxing fashion with a bye. Things could again come easily for the 22nd-ranked Rams when they return to Mountain West play Saturday at home against last-place New Mexico.

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The Right to Work bandwagon continues to grow: ABQ Journal endorses it

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Tue, 2014-11-18 15:42

The Albuquerque Journal has endorsed “Right to Work” for New Mexico. This is welcome news. Hopefully the Legislature will take notice and that efforts to bring this needed reform to New Mexico will be bi-partisan. Nationwide, at least, support is incredibly bi-partisan for “Right too Work.”

A few notes from the editorial: “Right to work doesn’t threaten unions; it simply forces them to compete for members rather than have captive, dues-paying members delivered to them.”

The editorial concluded saying:

New Mexico needs to diversity its economy:

1. If it wants to insulate itself from the effects of federal inaction/error. (Can you say sequestration? How about furlough?)

2. If it wants to establish a more vibrant jobs sector that employs New Mexicans and draws folks from other places interested in careers beyond the basic functions government provides.

A key to that diversification is being able to compete for employers and employees alike. And that should not be an R vs. D battle. Lawmakers should seriously consider right-to-work legislation as one piece of a broader economic reform package when they return to the Roundhouse next year.

And here is the polling from Gallup on support for right to work across partisan lines:

Juarez boy, 11, has massive tumor removed in New Mexico - Alabama's News Leader

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:58

Juarez boy, 11, has massive tumor removed in New Mexico
Alabama's News Leader
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said ...

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Juarez boy has massive tumor removed in New Mexico - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 13:03

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Juarez boy has massive tumor removed in New Mexico
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WHILE MOST NEW MEXICO FAMILIES COUNT DOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS - AND LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH LOVED ONES ... 11-YEAR OLD JOSE SERRANO IS COUNTING HIS BLESSINGS. IT'S BEEN A LONG, TOUGH JOURNEY THESE LAST ...
American surgeons remove massive tumor from Mexican boyReuters

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New Mexico man shoots self during eviction, authorities say - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 12:17

New Mexico man shoots self during eviction, authorities say
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FARMINGTON, N.M. – San Juan County authorities say a 59-year-old Farmington man is hospitalized after shooting himself in the chest because he was being evicted and couldn't face the prospect of being homeless. Sheriff's Detective Lt. Cory Tanner says ...

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Plane missing on New Mexico-to-Colorado flight - 9NEWS.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 11:46

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Plane missing on New Mexico-to-Colorado flight
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(AP) - Aircraft and ground teams are searching in southwestern Colorado for a single-engine plane with two people aboard reported missing after it left a New Mexico airport late last week. Colorado officials say three ground crews and three aircraft ...
Search on for missing New Mexico plane with two on boardReuters
Pagosa Springs search continues for missing New Mexico planeThe Denver Post
Small plane missing on New Mexico-Colorado flightColorado Springs Gazette
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New Mexico Ex-Lawman in Deputy Killing Posts Bond - ABC News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 11:16

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New Mexico Ex-Lawman in Deputy Killing Posts Bond
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A former sheriff's deputy charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a fellow lawman during an alcohol-fueled argument in New Mexico has been released on bail. Ex-Deputy Tai Chan was released Monday night after posting $600,000 bond. His lawyer ...
Cop who killed cop pleads not guilty to murderCBS News
Deputy tragedy: Tai Chan posts bond with parent's propertyKOAT Albuquerque

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New Mexico exports to Mexico exceed $1B for first time - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-11-18 11:14

New Mexico exports to Mexico exceed $1B for first time
Las Cruces Sun-News
SANTA FE >> The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced that New Mexico exported $1,082,000,000 in goods to Mexico, according to the third quarter report released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade ...

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Tax-Funded Spaceport was never a Good Idea

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Tue, 2014-11-18 10:55

The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip2 in the Mojave Desert was a tragedy for the pilot that lost his life in the accident. It was also a setback for Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic, and the entire private space industry. However, for New Mexico taxpayers, it was only the latest and most vivid sign that building a Spaceport was not a wise use of tax dollars.

The transition from publicly-funded space travel (NASA) to a competitive, private-sector model was destined to be choppy and unpredictable. It is very much an open question how humans will travel safely and regularly into space in private spacecraft.

Even NASA with its multi-billion dollar budgets never quite figured out how to get humans back and forth form space routinely and regularly. The Space Shuttle was originally intended to launch as frequently as once a week. That didn’t come close to happening even in the best of times.

This all leads us to New Mexico where, at the behest of then Gov. Bill Richardson, our Legislature embarked our state upon a spaceport construction project at a cost to taxpayers of $220 million and counting.

A decade after this project was undertaken we have no idea what technologies will be used to fly people to space, whether companies can make space tourism profitable, and whether New Mexicans will benefit economically even if the space tourism industry succeeds.

Unfortunately, while Branson, Rutan, and other space pioneers are putting their own money and reputations on the line to make their space enterprises successful, the folks who unwisely got New Mexico into this mess cannot be held accountable and will suffer no personal losses from their actions.

Bill Richardson is not lying awake at night wondering if New Mexico’s Spaceport succeeds and I know of no legislator or other elected official who lost their race due to their unwise “investment” in the Spaceport.

This is where the Spaceport goes from isolated mistake to cautionary tale. The Spaceport has proven to be a spectacular failure in large part because the people behind it didn’t have any “skin” in the game. This lack of consequences leaves politicians to make decisions based on all manner of personal and political desires.

That is not to say that private sector entrepreneurs don’t fail. Indeed, if you know anything about Steve Jobs, he failed time and again as do most entrepreneurs. But they have their own money at stake and thus have the incentive to make better bets and only make bets they expect to succeed.

Just as governments should not kill businesses through high taxes and onerous regulations, government should not attempt to place bets using tax dollars on favored industries or technologies.

The Spaceport is only the most vivid failure of such government overreach in New Mexico, but we see the Rail Runner piling up ongoing losses and massive “balloon payments” due in the not-too-distant future.

The film industry which the economically-ignorant cite as a great success has actually lost $147 million for taxpayers since 2010 according to the New Mexico Legislature’s own study.

In recent years, taxpayers have also lost $16 million in subsidies for Schott Solar and $19 million Eclipse Aviation.

These wasted tax dollars could have been returned to real New Mexico entrepreneurs in the form of tax cuts to produce jobs and a real economic stimulus to our state. Instead, those scarce dollars have been – and in the cases of the Rail Runner and film subsidies – continue to reduce our prosperity by taking money out of entrepreneurs’ pockets and allocating it to less productive uses.

The good news is that Gov. Martinez doesn’t seem inclined to grandiose spending on spaceports and trains. Hopefully, New Mexicans have learned an important lesson about the promises of politicians and, rather than government micromanagement of our economy – a tendency that has led us to our impoverished state – will support government as referee, not coach.

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

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