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State senator who defended anti-Police rioters now begging for Police protection after getting hate mail

John Block

Over the weekend, state Sen. Jacob Candelaria (D-Albuquerque), known for his far-left extremism, took to Twitter to bully citizens peacefully protesting Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health orders in Santa Fe, as well as others on a variety of issues.

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Watchdog group cites interference at polls in Latino areas

MORGAN LEE / ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A voting rights group says that caravans of flag-waving President Donald Trump supporters appeared to obstruct and intimidate voters at two polling location in predominantly ethnic-minority neighborhoods last weekend in the Albuquerque area.

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Monster Mailers Arrive, Biden’s Gift To Herrell Goes Unopened, High Profile Senate Endorsements And Gaming State Senate Outcome

JOE MONAHAN

How the heck did this fit in the mailboxes and is this a new trend–the Monster Mailer? The massive piece was perfectly folded and arrives appearing as a little book. Not cheap, but the National Association of Realtors PAC is sparing no expense in their effort to push Dem US Senate candidate Ben Ray Lujan over the top. But pity the poor trees that gave their lives for all that literature.

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New Mexico legislator flees home after receiving threats

MORGAN LEE / ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico state senator said he fled his house after receiving anonymous threatening telephone messages following his criticism of a protest outside the state Capitol against coronavirus restrictions.

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4 Investigates: Bernalillo District Attorney plans to make public list of problematic officers

Nathan O’Neal & Chris Ramirez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Beginning next month, 2nd Judicial District Attorney Raul Torrez plans to implement a new system that identifies and tracks law enforcement officers who have a checkered history that could impede their ability to testify in court.  Additionally, Torrez intends to make the names of those officers available to the public.

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APD use of force increased from 2017 to 2019

ELISE KAPLAN

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Use of force and show of force incidents by Albuquerque police increased each year since 2016, with use of force incidents seeing the biggest jump from 2018 to 2019 with a 23% increase.

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Luna Fire reaches over 10,300 acres

Will Hooper, Morgan Timms

As Thursday (Oct. 22) brought stronger winds to the area, the Luna Fire saw an increase in acreage to 10,300 acres, according to official reports.The fire headed north, touching parts of Quemado Canyon to the southwest, and headed northwest into the head of La Junta Canyon, and northeast into Bull Canyon, according to local landowner Andrew Sandoval, who has remained in the area to protect his property and keeps an eye on the fire maps each day.

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Dems eat Torres Small alive after she throws Biden under the bus in attempt to salvage political career

John Block

On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off for the final 2020 presidential debate where Biden was challenged on multiple fronts by the incumbent President. Probably most shockingly, Trump got Biden to admit on-air that he would flat-out destroy the oil and gas industry.

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Trump-Biden Debate; Did Fracking Talk Give Herrell An Opening In Congress Race? Plus: Haaland Opts For No TV Ads; Goes Digital And Woeful Broadband Persists In NM; Where’s The Plan?

JOE MONAHAN

The Trump campaign long ago gave up hope of winning New Mexico but not the southern congressional district where a fierce battle continues between Dem Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell. And at last night’s presidential debate Trump may have inadvertently given Herrell’s chances a boost. Attorney and veteran political consultant Greg Payne analyzes the face-off:

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Yvette Herrell event reportedly goes on despite cease and desist order

Algernon D’Ammassa

LAS CRUCES – A Republican Party rally and fundraising dinner for congressional candidate Yvette Herrell, both scheduled for Thursday, were reportedly canceled after state police served organizers a cease and desist order.

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