Public Safety

Coyote Killing Contests Bill Passes Key Committee

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Sen. Jeff Steinborn passed bipartisan legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee Saturday to end the practice of coyote killing contests in New Mexico.

“Today New Mexico is one step closer to banning inhumane coyote killing contests. This blood sport serves no purpose in the management of coyotes other than killing for the sake of killing. It’s time to make these contests a thing of the past,” Sen. Steinborn said.

This bill now goes to the senate floor for final passage and then, if passed, to the House for consideration in that body.


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Letter To The Editor: About That Support For Background Checks…

By GLENN MICHEL
Los Alamos
 
I’m sure Devon Lymon would have respected a background check law despite all the other laws he had broken up to that point. Yup, one more law would have made all the difference to poor Daniel Webster.

I can imagine Devon having a little mental conversation with himself when he obtained that gun, “Oh! wait a minute, I can’t posses guns, I’m a felon!”, and poof, another possible criminal activity is thwarted by yet another rock solid gun law. 

 
Yup, we ought to throw up five or six more unenforceable gun laws, they’re

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Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Byron Harold Peshlakai, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock pled guilty March 2 in federal court in Albuquerque to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
 
Peshlakai was arrested in October 2016, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the indictment, Peshlakai killed the victim with his vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol Oct. 25 on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
 
During today’s proceedings, Peshlakai pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit

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AG Balderas Issues Statement About Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Hector Balderas. Courtesy photo
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement Thursday regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
 
“As a chief law enforcement officer, I take testimony extremely seriously, whether it be in the courtroom or before the United States Senate. There were questions asked about conversations with Russia and that information was omitted by Attorney General Sessions during his testimony.
 
“Attorney General Sessions needs to promptly address the omission, and he needs

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House Agrees Dads Can Change Diapers, Too

STATE News:

SANTA FE – House Bill 106, Baby Changing Facilities in Men’s Rooms, passed on a 44-22 vote Friday evening. Sponsored by Rep. Andrés Romero (D-Albuquerque), the bill would require that all new construction or major renovations of restrooms in public places include baby changing stations in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms.

“It’s about time we recognize the role that both parents play in raising children,” Romero said. “I’m glad we are one step closer for mothers and fathers to both have a safe, designated space to change their babies.”

House Bill 106 does not apply to restrooms


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