DPNM News Clips – September 25, 2017

DPNM in the News

Report looking at possible ‘pay-to-play’ on investments stirs up a hornet’s nest – NM Political Report

New Mexico Democrats Working for New Mexico

State lawmaker sees ‘disturbing pattern’ in ‘pay-to-play’ allegations – Santa Fe New Mexican

Toulouse Oliver: No sign Russians tried to hack N.M. in 2016 election – Santa Fe New Mexican

Dems seek disclosure rules for online ads  – Santa Fe New Mexican

Udall, Heinrich Urge President Trump To Reject Zinke’s Recommended Changes To National Monuments – Los Alamos Daily Post

Udall talks issues with students – Albuquerque Journal

Heinrich Welcomes $1 Million Federal Investment In Innovate ABQ Bioscience Incubator – Los Alamos Daily Post

Officials Gather For Annual REDI Summit – Los Alamos Daily Post

Luján Statement On Sec. Zinke’s Recommended Changes To Rio Grande del Norte National Monument – Los Alamos Daily Post

Proposed changes to science ed raises concerns in Los Alamos – Los Alamos Monitor

Heinrich, Sarbanes Lead Democratic Coalition Calling On FEC To Help Prevent Foreign Governments From Using Social Media Ads To Influence U.S. Elections – Los Alamos Daily Post

Legislature

N.M. panel seeks solutions for curbing crime wave – Santa Fe New Mexican

Upcoming Elections

See how much ABQ’s mayoral candidates have raised (database) – Albuquerque Business First

Housing developer, oil exec behind Keller attack ads – Santa Fe New Mexican

Santolina developer helped fund Keller attack ads – Albuquerque Journal

Political novice makes bid for mayor, wants to focus on restoring basic city services – Santa Fe New Mexican

S.F. business owner first to announce run for District 2 – Santa Fe New Mexican

Santolina developer behind sex offender ads against Tim Keller – New Mexico In-Depth

What’s Keller’s Magic Number in 1st Round? And What Happens If He Gets It? Plus: Where Race Stands Now, Newspaper Hedges And Endorses Two Candidates And Early Vote Heavy On Senior Set; Our Complete Election Coverage Starts Now – Joe Monahan

GOP in the News

It’s just business, New Mexico-style – Santa Fe New Mexican

A Disaster For New Mexico – KRWG

Pearce lauds SF County voters for rejecting tax hike – Albuquerque Journal

Treasury chief: First Amendment for players off the field – Albuquerque Journal

DeVos reverses Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault investigations – Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country – Albuquerque Journal

Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans – Santa Fe New Mexican

Pay-to-play déjà vu; new governor. same scandal – Las Cruces Sun-News

Hot Topics 

Facebook is hiring in Los Lunas and will continue to hire, according to the company  – Albuquerque Business First

Expert weighs in on ACA uncertainty – Albuquerque Journal

Clinics to offer help for DACA renewals – Las Cruces Sun-News

Diversity on display at WNMU – Silver City Daily Press

Land developer and Hobbs oil executive behind ads against Keller – New Mexico Political Report

Public invited to weigh in at tourism conference – Silver City Daily Press

Lawyer clarifies Kushner’s personal email use – Santa Fe New Mexican

Black Lives Matter protest built on stories of struggle, hope – Albuquerque Journal

Judge rejects move to call attorney general as witness in Griego case – Santa Fe New Mexican

Report: LANL twice violated nuclear safety standards in Aug. – Santa Fe New Mexican

‘Criticality safety event’ occurs at LANL’s plutonium facility – Albuquerque Journal

Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region – Santa Fe New Mexican

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces $1,103,088 For New Mexico Parks And Outdoor Recreation – Los Alamos Daily Post

Ambitious guardian changes proposed – Albuquerque Journal

PNM seeks more solar, wind and geothermal – Albuquerque Journal

Work to clear rape evidence kit backlog slowly progressing – Albuquerque Journal

NMSU enrollment drops about 3 percent; officials upbeat a turnaround in store – Las Cruces Sun-News

Cannon plans open house – Eastern New Mexico News

New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race – Las Cruces Sun-News

Gov. Martinez appoints new judge to state Court of Appeals – Santa Fe New Mexican

Group seeks to remove Analee Maestas from APS board – Albuquerque Journal

Grant to fund construction of veterans’ cemetery in Gallup – Santa Fe New Mexican

NMSU to debut innovative TECH Center to engage students in STEM – Las Cruces Sun-News

‘The Kid’ movie extends Santa Fe’s star for TV and film production – Santa Fe New Mexican

Albuquerque is lots of places in ‘The Brave’ – Albuquerque Journal

Pentagon tests technology to fight ISIS drones – Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off -Santa Fe New Mexican

Price to stop private plane use on business during review – Albuquerque Journal

Woman arrested in ATF sting pleads guilty for reduced sentence – New Mexico Political Report

UNM leadership celebrates record graduation rate – Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico Suicide Rate Declines In 2016 – Los Alamos Daily Post

Across the NFL, a silent rebuke – Santa Fe New Mexican

Advocates stump for paid sick leave – Albuquerque Journal

Senators Introduce Bill To Reform Antiquated Hardrock Mining Laws – Los Alamos Daily Post

Silver board to examine construction manager hire – Silver City Daily Press

Federal judge dismisses case regarding power plant, coal mine – Farmington Daily Times

Judge Price announces retirement from bench – Farmington Daily Times

National News

Obamacare repeal effort is counting on states to shoulder the burden — but states don’t want it – CNBC News

McCain opposition to ‘Obamacare’ repeal likely dooms bill – Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will ‘drain the swamp’ – Albuquerque Journal

Feds: Election systems in 21 states (but not NM) targeted by Russian hackers – New Mexico Political Report

Logistics, not policy, doom GOP health bill  – Santa Fe New Mexican

McCain’s choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP – Albuquerque Journal

GOP appeals to holdouts with funding – Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions – Albuquerque Journa

Opinions/Editorials/Articles to Share on Social Media

Keep politics out of science classrooms – State Reps. Bill McCamley and G. Andrés Romero, Las Cruces Sun-News

Crime takes root amid voter apathy – Joline Gutierrez Krueger, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico crew helps with Florida recovery – Las Cruces Sun-News

Tilting the scale against refugees – Santa Fe New Mexican

Words matter, science matters – Jane Baskin, Santa Fe New Mexican

Keep methane rule intact – Tom Mavilia, Santa Fe New Mexican

Charter schools: More or moratorium? – Melinda Silver, Santa Fe New Mexican

Opportunity for workers is our top need – Las Cruces Sun-News

In defense of keeping Desert Peaks as it is – Howie Dash, Las Cruces Sun-News

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Felicia Salazar

Communications Director

Democratic Party of New Mexico

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