Here’s a look at today’s headlines

The Silver City Senior League Girls Softball team won the state championship at Isleta on July 12, 2015. The Silver City Senior Girls played in double elimination playing Laguna in the first round and played Pojoaque twice. The Silver City Senior League Girls softball team beat Pojoaque in the championship round with a score of 17-2. The Silver City team now heads to Vidalia, Louisiana to compete in the Southwest Regional championship tournament that will take place on July 25, 2015 to July 30, 2015. The first game is schedule for Saturday evening July 25, time yet to be determined. You may keep up with the Senior League Girls journey through Game Changer, which is a online live box score.

On June 30, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could prohibit public sector unions from getting workers fired for not paying them. In fact, it may mandate all public employees have the right-to-work regardless of whether their state has passed such a statute.  Conversely, the National Labor Relations Board, made up of a majority of Obama nominees and widely seen to be pro-union, asked for public comment in April on a case that could change right-to-work laws for private sector employees around the country.

At the Western New Mexico University J. Cloyd Miller Library, on Wednesday morning, July 15, 2015, members of the Interim Economic and Rural Development Legislative Committee heard about changes to liquor license laws that would benefit economic development from Alex Ocheltree, Silver City restaurant owner; Teresa Dahl-Bredine, co-owner with her husband of two establishments including a restaurant and inn and a restaurant and craft beer production plant in Grant County, and Shannon Murphy, Santa Fe Nighttime Economy Task Force member.  Ocheltree said most members of the Liquor Control Act Task Force, of which he was a member, achieved what they wanted at the last legislative session. He alleged the Liquor Control Act causes speculation because people can’t expect to get a return on their license.

Jessica Cabrera and Ryan Larko were recognized for their academic accomplishments at the monthly meeting of the Deming Public Schools Board of Education Thursday at the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road. Cabrera drew honors as a physical education teacher at Bell Elementary School and Larko, an incoming senior at Deming High School, won a gold medal in the Nurse Assisting Division at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held in June in Louisville, Ky.