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‘Fireball’ Ginsburg will be in NM next month

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United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be in New Mexico next month for an annual law convention.

Ginsburg will serve as the keynote speaker for the State Bar of New Mexico’s Bar and Bench conference in August.

State Bar executive director Joe Conte said the organization is “excited and...

Expert: Court documentation of HSD scandal ‘unprecedented’

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Two things about New Mexico’s scandal over the state allegedly falsifying applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program stand out to Samuel Chu.

The first is documentation of the scandal in federal court, which in May included three top state Human Services Department officials refusing to answer a total of nearly 100 questions from lawyers. Instead, they asserted their Fifth Amendment rights, which allow people to avoid possibly incriminating themselves.

“We generally don’t see that,” Chu, the national synagogue organizer with Mazon, a California-based anti-hunger organization that tracks food stamp issues across the country.

The Fifth Amendment pleadings...

GGEDC attends summit in Washington, DC

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Obama, Kerry speak at meeting

Patricia Lundstrom, the executive director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, attended the third annual SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. The event was held June 19 - 21 as part of a major effort to recruit businesses to Gallup and McKinley County, and to market the state of New Mexico as a whole.

For the past two years, the GGEDC has been the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Those funds allowed for the trip, Lundstrom said.

SelectUSA is the highest profile event dedicated to promoting direct foreign investment in the United States. The affair saw some 2,500...

Obamas to visit Carlsbad Caverns

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President Barack Obama will travel back to New Mexico for the first time in years. He will be bringing his family along, according to the White House.

Obama will travel next weekend to Carlsbad Caverns to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

On Facebook Thursday afternoon [June 9], the White House announced the travel next week “to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park to see the national heritage we’re working to preserve.”

The trip is scheduled for June 17-19. It is not clear if he will travel to Yosemite or Carlsbad Caverns first, and which family members the president will travel with.

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Clinton gets another NM superdelegate

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Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Deb Haaland announced in a conference call with the press that she will cast her delegate vote for Hillary Clinton next month in Philadelphia. She also outlined legislative races she felt the Democrats could win in November.

Haaland cited the results of New Mexico’s primary, where Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders Tuesday.

“Secretary Clinton leads in both votes and in pledged delegates across the country and New Mexico further confirms that she has won the confidence of the majority of voters,” Haaland told reporters.

Delegates will formally choose a Democratic nominee at the Democratic National Convention.

Haaland said she has...

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