She said she is aware of fears in some quarters that the legislation benefits corporations while further burdening taxpayers, but explained, “I can be cautiously optimistic.”
For all their complaining and litigating about what happened in Rio Rancho, Republicans have been quiet about Election Night chaos that occurred in the border town of Chaparral.
Republicans on the Otero County board of commissioners declined to allocate money for an early voting center in Chaparral. This meant voters from Chaparral had to travel about 80 miles one way to Alamogordo if they wanted to vote early.
In 21st century America culture, discrimination against women, and the violence that comes with it – both brutal and subtle – is an anathema to all people of conscience and good will. Just as homophobia and racism are intolerable evils, America’s historic permissiveness toward violence against women is a sociopathic character flaw that must be addressed by legal and social sanctions.Be sure to read the whole thing.
Contrary to the old saw that “you can’t legislate morality,” a society can create humane laws that reflect the best values of its culture, laws that stimulate changes in behavior that in turn could lead to a genuine change of heart.
A Notice of Contemplated Action, given to Perkowski by the PED on March 29, alleges the superintendent mishandled personnel issues and misused district funds. The documents outline 24 instances constituting "sufficient evidence to justify the PED in restricting, suspending or revoking (Perkowski's) educator licensure and imposing such other conditions and penalties as may be authorized by law."
The majority of the accusations deal with inappropriate reimbursement costs - including a personal vacation to Nicaragua, two trips to New Orleans and a trip to Boston for a convention.
“There are no long-term studies proving that genetically engineered foods are safe for human consumption or for the environment and yet the Federal Drug Administration still doesn’t require labeling. However at the heart of the issue is consumers deserve the right to know what we are eating and what we are feeding our families.”
Genetically engineered crops are created by transferring genetic material from one organism into another to create specific traits, such as resistance to treatment with herbicides… or to make a plant produce its own pesticides to repel insects.
Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the state police bomb squad was called out to the Blue Hole on Thursday after a visitor noticed a suspicious device in the fresh-water spring.
The park was evacuated, and the bomb squad determined that the device was in fact an explosive.
Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Thursday allowing a state licensing board to issue orders immediately closing tattoo and body piercing studios as well as barber shops and hair salons for violations, including having unsanitary conditions that endanger customers.
The state board also can impose greater fines on unlicensed tattoo parlors.
Eighth Judicial District Judge Sarah Backus has signed a written order nullifying a deed and other documents filed by the Arroyo Hondo Land Grant Board in October 2010.
While the language in Backus’ order would likely be enough for title insurance companies to resume issuing policies in the grant, real estate experts say the cloud won’t disappear for good until the deadline for an appeal passes and it’s clear Backus’ ruling will stand.
The city commission on Monday approved an agreement — which as of Thursday morning had not been put in written form — with McGowen in which he will work as interim city manager for a total of $1 in salary through June. If the commission wishes him to continue in the position beyond that time, new negotiations will take place then, according to Mayor Bobby Ledoux.The city clerk/treasurer said she would step down in a couple of months.
Ledoux said the commission wanted to pay more, but McGowen, a former Raton schools superintendent, refused to accept anything but the $1 as he begins to fill the position from which Pete Kampfer resigned last month.