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Ryan Major and Amanda Rabah enjoy glasses of wine from Jaramillo Vineyards May 27 during the Las Cruces Wine Festival at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Warm weather attracted festive crowds for the three-day event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For more photos, see page 20. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico legislators passed four items during a special session called by Gov. Susana Martinez to get the state budget passed. The session began May 24. While Martinez signed legislation on May 26 that restores higher education and legislative funding, she vetoed everything the House and Senate had passed during the session that related to tax increases. According to a story in NMPolitics.net, the budget will be funded for the fiscal year beginning July 1 by ...

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Mayor Ken Miyagishima talks to participants of the Mayor’s Bike Ride on May 20 outside City Hall. The ride, held in conjunction with May Bike Month, took a four-mile course through the Alameda and Mesquite historic districts. a41724a7f5f9432d91bedff1b4e160a6Image_2.jpg BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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At a special Town Hall held at Alma de Arte Charter School May 23, local legislators met with constituents to discuss the special legislative session called by Gov. Susanna Martinez to concerning the state budget and tax reform. District 36 Sen. Jeff Steinborn, District 36 Rep. Nathan Small and District 35 Rep. Angelica Rubio participated, although Small left early for another event in Hatch. When asked if they thought issues could be resolved by the special session, the legislators looked grim and ...

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Pedroza_Olga-122015 Las Cruces City Councilor Olga Pedroza has announced she will not seek re-election in November to the District 3 seat she has held for the past eight years. “During that time, I have concentrated on several issues: education, nutrition, economics and quality of life,” Pedroza said may 23. “I do not claim to have worked alone on these issues. I have had a lot of help from both individuals and groups. “Additionally, the city ...

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