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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, February 27th, 2015:


Members of the New Mexico State University womenís basketball team rejoice after defeating Grand Canyon Saturday, Feb. 21. to win a share of the Western Athletic Conferenceís regular season title, the first such title for the Aggies in 20 years. NMSU looks to clinch the regular season title outright when the Aggies meet up with Texas Pan-American Saturday, Feb. 28, in their final home game of the season. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Las Cruces officials assured the City Council at a work session Monday, Feb. 23, that its vehicle seizure program is limited by ordinance to repeat DWI offenders, contrary to controversial remarks made by the cityís former chief city attorney last year.

Officer Paul Weyler, in charge of the Las Cruces Police Departmentís vehicle seizure program,said the ordinance was passed by a past council in late 2003, but not fully put into action until...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Just after the halfway date of the 60-day Legislature, the New Mexico House of Representatives approved a $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that includes pay raises for new teachers and state police officers, according to the Associated Press.

The House voted 42-25 Tuesday, Feb. 24, and the bill now moves to the Senate. Most state departmentbudgets remain unchanged from the current fiscal year, but the bill increases...


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By Lewis Harry

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

New Mexico State University’s men’s basketball team has already clinched a Western Athletic Conference regular season title and hopes to soon snare a fourth-straight WAC postseason tournament.

The school hopes to send the team into the tourney on a high note and also give the team’s four seniors an evening to remember during their last contest in the Pan American Center.

The March 7 showdown with Chicago State is not only...


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