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Legislation To Repeal 'Dangerous' Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Obtain Driver's Licenses Passes First Committee

January 29, 2015 NM Legislative Session 2015
Santa Fe, NM — Legislation to repeal the dangerous law that allows illegal immigrants to receive a New Mexico driver's license has cleared the Safety and Civil Affairs Committee. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Paul Pacheco and Andy Nunez, has support from every member of the House Republican caucus, and previously received bipartisan support in the House. The committee voted in favor of passage 5…

Steven Morales runs, but he can't hide

By Roger Lanse

Steven Morales, 36, of Silver City, was booked into Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 28, after being arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT), in connection with the alleged homicide of Esteban Ortega, 22, of Silver City. Read more...

Steven Morales arrested in Albuquerque

By Roger Lanse

Steven Morales, a suspect in the homicide of Estevan Ortega, whose body was found Jan. 14 inside a vehicle near Pinos Altos, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at about 5:45 p.m., according to a press release from the Grant County Sheriff's Department.

Morales was reportedly arrested in a plaza on Paseo del Norte without incident.

The Beat is scrambling to obtain specifics on the arrest.

Michael Martin Named to Dallas Fed's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has named Michael Martin of White Signal, N.M., a member of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

The council is composed of 12 representatives from financial institutions of various sizes in Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

The council provides senior Dallas Fed officials grassroots information on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies and payments issues.

Martin is president and CEO of Western Bank in Lordsburg, N.M. He was elected to the board of directors of Western Bank in 1999 and was formerly employed with Cargill Inc. as general manager of its wire division. Read more...

Winter Storm Warning in effect from Midnight Thursday 012915

Winter Storm Warning In Effect From Midnight Tonight To
Midnight Mst Saturday Night...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow...which Is In Effect
From Midnight Tonight To Midnight Mst Saturday Night.

* Snow Accumulation: 4 To 8 Inches Above 7000 Feet With 3 To 6
Inches Lower Elevations.

* Timing: Snow Is Expected To Begin Thursday Evening And End As
Late As Overnight Saturday. Read more...

Wednesday was Grant County Day in Santa Fe

Rep. Dianne Hamilton serves as Guest Speaker of the House at Grant County Day in Santa Fe. (Photo Courtesy of Drew Hamilton, Dianne's son)

By Mary Alice Murphy

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, was Grant County Day in Santa Fe at the New Mexico Legislature.

Members of the Prospectors, who advocate for Grant County each year and throughout the year with legislators, were in evidence at the Roundhouse on Wednesday. With meetings set up to talk to various cabinet secretaries, the governor, and other state officials, the Prospectors worked on their primary areas of concern, listed in the brochure they handed out to legislators. Read more...

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