New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

U.S. 06/16/19, 19:37

A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue.The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with the city's eighth annual "Illegal" graffiti ...

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:58

U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico.Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of ...

‘Children of a Lesser God’ writer Mark Medoff dies at 79

Entertainment 04/24/19, 20:22

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79.Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter, Jessica ...

Border group leader injured in New Mexico jail altercation

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:41

Authorities say the leader of a civilian group that has detained asylum-seeking migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border was injured while he was jailed in New Mexico, after being arrested on federal weapons charges.The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday in a statement that 69-year-old Larry Hopkins was transferred Tuesday ...

1600 migrants released in one city of New Mexico over 10 days

U.S. 04/22/19, 22:20

Officials in Las Cruces, New Mexico, reported on Monday that, over a 10-day period, Border Patrol agents released nearly 1,600 migrants into their community. The City has been forced to spend some $75,000 on humanitarian aid. Officials said agents from Border Patrol dropped 105 "asylum seekers" to a local high school ...

Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations

U.S. 04/13/19, 17:51

Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to provide health assessments of ...

New Mexico cities mobilize as shelters take in more migrants

Health 03/13/19, 18:17

From New Mexico's southern border to its largest city, municipal, state and religious organizations are pulling together to coordinate services for the increasing number of asylum-seeking migrants being housed in shelters before heading to other destinations around the U.S. to await formal hearings.The state health department on Wednesday announced the ...

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

U.S. 12/13/18, 22:24

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents ...

DC clerk stalls marriage over ‘foreign’ New Mexico ID card

Amazing 11/30/18, 13:21

A District of Columbia clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license as he sought a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country. Gavin Clarkson told the Las Cruces Sun-News it happened Nov. 20 at the District of ...

New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of state abortion ban

Politics 11/19/18, 12:08

Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to ensure legal and safe access to abortion in case regulation of the procedure is returned to states. State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces plans to introduce legislation for the next legislative session that removes the state's criminal ban on abortion ...

Warrant: New Mexico observatory closure linked to child porn

U.S. 09/20/18, 17:28

An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month sparking popular rumors of alien visitors appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.A search warrant filed in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces last week shows that the FBI began investigating after a ...

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