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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...

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...

Bernie Sanders headed to southern NM

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The Bernie Sanders campaign trip to New Mexico will include a stop in southern New Mexico.

The campaign announced a trip to Vado at Vado Elementary School on Saturday, the day after trips to Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The appearances come just weeks before the June 7 election day for New Mexico voters. Democratic voters will choose between Sanders and Hillary Clinton that day; on the Republican side, Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, though other Republican candidates remain on the ballot.

The Sanders appearance in Vado, 30 minutes south of Las Cruces, is the only scheduled trip in southern New Mexico so far. Doors will open to the public at 10 am.

The announcement came on...

Becenti-Aguilar seeks NN council delegate seat formerly held by Mel Begay

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Begay removed about 2 months ago by NN court; sentenced this week

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, appointed nearly four years ago by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to fill a vacant Public Regulation Commission seat, will run for a Navajo Nation council delegate seat recently vacated by Mel Begay.

Becenti-Aguilar, who is from Coyote Canyon, on the Navajo Nation, will represent Coyote Canyon, Tohatchi, Twin Lakes, Mexican Springs and Naschitti.

“With the (US Highway 491) expansion, the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project and the new (Internet) broadband connectivity deployment, it is now time to create short and long-range plans and build on the new...

Martinez approval rating below 50 percent

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The poll, conducted this weekend by Public Policy Polling, found that Martinez’ approval rating among likely voters now sits at 47 percent, while her disapproval rating sits at 42 percent. This leaves 11 percent who are not sure how they would rate Martinez’ time in office.

Unsurprisingly, Martinez’ highest rating comes among Republicans; 67 percent approve of the way she’s doing her job, while 26 percent disapprove. Among Democrats, 54 percent disapprove to 32 percent who approve. Independents are more split, with 44 percent disapproving and 38 percent approving.

The second-strongest supporters were white voters; 54 percent approved of Martinez’ job performance while 37...

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