gov. susana martinez
The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.
Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.
Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.
An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.
The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.
Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.
Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.
A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?
OyP: This guv is a policy wrecking ball
Jerry Ortiz y Pino opines that Gov. Susana Martinez is on a neocon crusade of destruction. But the public can’t see it yet, he writes, because the media fawns over her so.
Most voters’ impressions of a governor are shaped by media coverage. On TV, we get split-second footage: She's cutting ribbons, smiling at children, waving to crowds, and looking perky at a rally or solemn at a memorial. ... The honeymoon ain't over yet, even after 18 months.
Ortiz y Pino
The Guv’s Crusade of Destruction
Tribal Leaders Call Out the State
Answer Me This
Driver’s license checks no mas. For now.
Everyone is talking about driver's licenses. First Gov. Susana Martinez required 10,000 foreign nationals to show proof of residency. Then, Mexican-Americans rallied to fight back: protests, letters, and lawsuits abound.
Yesterday, a District Court judge in Santa Fe, Sarah Singleton, issued a temporary halt to the guv’s push. The order came in response to a lawsuit brought against the Taxation and Revenue Department. Freedman Boyd, working with the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, filed the suit. He says Martinez’ license verification effort violates the separation of powers between New Mexico's executive and legislative branches.
“We think it's a great step towards ending this unconstitutional action once and for all,” says David Urias, an lawyer who also worked on the lawsuit. “We believe the courts will step in and stop it.”
This would be good news for El Centro and Somos un Pueblo Unido, organizations that advocate for immigrant rights. Both groups have vocally opposed the program, saying Martinez is targeting immigrants for political gain.
Somos un Pueblo Unido issued a news release yesterday about the judge's decision, explaining their stance on the residency certification. The organization “believes the program is inefficient, costly, confusing, and is being used to intimidate immigrant families in New Mexico … .”
Today El Centro will hold a rally called “Don't Target our Families” outside of the Taxation and Revenue Department at the northeast corner of Central and San Mateo at 5 p.m.