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  1. ACLU sues government over records for migrant childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    TUCSON, ARIZ. >> The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking information about allegations of abuse involving migrant children who were placed under the care of immigration authorities while a wave of unaccompanied minors fled to the U.S. last summer.


  2. 10 percent of Yates Petroleum Corporation laid offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Yates Petroleum Corp. of Southeast New Mexico announced Wednesday that it has laid off about 10 percent of its workforce due to decreasing oil prices. Connie Esquibel, the human resource director and plan administrator, said in an email that Yates Petroleum Corp. had to "implement extreme cost cutting measures" due to the "sharply falling oil prices."


  3. T or C Fire District receives higher classificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES >> The Truth or Consequences Fire District received a Class 2 classification from the Insurance Service Organization, the first all-volunteer fire department in New Mexico gain the classification. Its previous level was 5. "This is a huge accomplishment for our department and both communities," Fire Chief Paul E. Tooley said.


  4. Majority of Artesia detainees got releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ARTESIA >> Authorities say a majority of Central American immigrants held at a southeastern New Mexico detention center over the last six months ended up getting released. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement says more than two-thirds of an estimated 1,200 immigrants were released before the Artesia facility closed last week.


  5. South Texas family lockup will be nation's largestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    DILLEY, TEXAS >> The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a former oil field workers' camp in rural South Texas that's being converted into the nation's largest family immigration detention center, as federal authorities brace for another possible influx of mothers and children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited the 50-acre compound featuring 80 tan, two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottages connected by dirt roads and newly laid grass sod in Dilley, about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio.


  6. Finance NM: Businesses see benefits of lean inventory managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LAS CRUCES >> Irene Salasar of Twin Stars Ltd. and Cari Drake of Air Star Inc. had a business-to-business relationship for years but didn't meet in person until both attended an October class on inventory control sponsored by the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Salasar is the warehouse manager at Twin Stars, and Drake owns Air Star with her husband, Kenneth.


  7. US to close family detention center in ArtesiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    WASHINGTON >> The Obama administration will close a temporary family immigration detention center in rural New Mexico by the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned. The government told some members of Congress about its plans Tuesday, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement later confirmed the closure to the AP.


  8. Advocates seek information on Artesia detention centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ARTESIA >> Immigrant rights advocacy groups want the federal government to turn over information on deportation policies at a detention center in southern New Mexico, where hundreds of Central American mothers and children are being held. The American Civil Liberties Union and other immigration advocates filed their lawsuit Tuesday, saying the government failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request that sought information about the center's deportation procedures.


  9. GOP group raises $400,000 for legislative racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    A finance report on Tuesday showed Advance New Mexico Now spending $136,000 from Sept. 2 through Oct. 6. Expenditures included almost $55,000 on mailings in House races, $40,500 on polling and nearly $18,000 on radio advertising.


  10. Governor spends $1.9 million on re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    SANTA FE >> Republican Gov. Susana Martinez spent nine times more than Democratic challenger Gary King during the past month as she flooded the airwaves with hard-hitting television campaign ads, according to fundraising reports filed Tuesday. Martinez spent $1.9 million from Sept.


  11. Artesia mayor: Dozens freed from immigrant centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    The mayor of a New Mexico city where immigration authorities are holding nearly 500 detainees says dozens of immigrants have been released. Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch told The Associated Press that 68 detainees were released and around 14 were deported last week.


  12. Artesia immigration lockup draws criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed.


  13. Prep Football: Bulldawgs lose third straight game, beaten at Artesia 42-33Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ARTESIA >> Injuries, penalties at crucial times, and silly mistakes Friday dearly cost the Las Cruces Bulldawgs as they dropped a 41-33 high school football game to the Artesia Bulldogs. Las Cruces has now lost three consecutive football games this season, more than the Bulldawgs lost the past two seasons.


  14. Denver judges consider border immigration casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    DENVER >> Sitting with her 11-year-old daughter, a woman from El Salvador told of fleeing a violent husband, as immigration judges in Denver began video proceedings Monday in asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center. The woman, identified only by her initials, spoke through a translator and told of fleeing a husband who was recently released from prison in a murder case.


  15. Editorial: Our choice for U.S. Congress: Steve PearceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Pearce, a Republican, is seeking his sixth term in Congress. He is opposed by Roxanne "Rocky" Lara, a former chairwoman of the Eddy County Board of Commissioners.


  16. Oilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LAKEWOOD, N.M. >> Severe weather claimed the life of an oilfield worker in New Mexico and forced emergency workers to rescue dozens of others as remnants of former Hurricane Odile moved throughout the state Friday. Eddy County emergency officials said the oilfield worker who went missing was found dead after his vehicle got stuck in water earlier Friday near Loving, KOB-TV reports .


  17. Border Patrol to test wearing camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    WASHINGTON >> The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents' use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection commissioner since March, said a variety of cameras will be tested beginning Oct. 1 at the Border Patrol's training academy in Artesia, New Mexico.


  18. Man sentenced in Las Cruces under federal anti-violence initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LAS CRUCES >> Bryan O'Keef Kimble, 30, of Artesia was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces to 230 months in prison for his conviction on firearms and methamphetamine trafficking charges. Kimble will be on supervised release for four years after completing his prison sentence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.


  19. NMSU opens new high-tech Domenici HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Noel Madrid, Coyote Cabling electrician, wires a state-of-the-art podium in Pete V. Domenici Hall. LAS CRUCES >> New Mexico State University has another new building on its campus: the Pete V. Domenici Hall, the third College of Business building.


  20. No maltreatment found at FLETCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    CARLSBAD >> A federal investigation into the treatment of undocumented immigrants at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia and other Department of Homeland Security sites found no wrongdoing according to the Office of the Inspector General. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth publicly released a memo on Tuesday that said federal investigators did not observe any inappropriate conduct by DHS employees during three unannounced visits to FLETC. 11 comments

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