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March 7th, 2017: Local Headlines

//March 7th, 2017: Local Headlines

March 7th, 2017: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

WNMU is making preparations for the annual Hoops 4 Hope, an afternoon of indoor games for community members with disabilities.  The fifth annual event is scheduled to take place on the 27th, and is open to any community member with a learning or physical disability.

WNMU-Deming also has a big event coming up, where students from sixth grade up are invited to a Major Fair.  The fair presents prospective students with the chance to explore the possibilities of college, speak with professors, talk to on-campus advisers, and talk to representatives of the various departments offered at the branch.

A vehicle accident closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 180 near Santa Clara yesterday afternoon and evening.  Little information is known at this time, other than the incident appeared to involve a pickup truck and RV.

In legislative action, Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) recognized the emergence of the tiny house industry with her bill to define and allow assessors to review tiny homes. HB 512 passed unanimously by a vote of 66-0. Tiny homes arrived on the scene in recent years as a creative way for people to live sustainably and own a home without the burden of unmanageable mortgage payments.

The New Mexico House of Representatives passed two more bills intended to grow the economy and create jobs.  House Bill 342 establishes a new fund to provide financing and technical assistance to community development financial institutions that wish to provide loans and services to underserved populations.  House Bill 61 reinstates the solar market tax credit for individuals and small businesses.  Both bills now move to the Senate for consideration.

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