Pope Francis delivered a stirring message on Wednesday in Ciudad Juárez — a city recovering from years of its own death and destruction at the hands of warring rival drug gangs and law enforcement. The pope’s message held audiences captive on both sides of the river.
Preventing criminal prosecution of teenagers who consensually exchange explicit images does not condone the conduct; it just prevents stupid, adolescent behavior from having life-changing criminal consequences.
Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, said Wednesday he is getting a bum rap over this week’s sudden death of a proposed amendment to the N.M. Constitution to create a state ethics commission.
The measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in the primary if they will turn 18 before the general election.
A prior version of this article incorrectly stated that Sanchez’s bill would funnel $6 million to $9 million into the scholarship fund.
Their action effectively leaves the struggling scholarship program without any means to shore it up until next year’s legislative session.