Commission leaves GRT ordinance intact • County staff to compile final draft for discussion at future meeting

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission approved a motion Tuesday for its staff to work on a final draft of the ordinance that proposes a three-eighths of 1 percent increase in Hold Harmless Gross Receipts Taxes on municipalities in the county. Read the rest of this entry »

Council approves property changes on Cleveland Avenue, 20th Street

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council approved a variance to create two lots out of one in the R1-B (residential) District located at 606 W. Cleveland Ave. Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Eleven days left till they move on down the road

The Travelling Dumpsters, sponsored by Artesia Clean & Beautiful and HollyFrontier, currently await Artesians’ large-scale garbage in the parking lot of Bulldog Bowl. The dumpsters will remain there through May 31 before relocating to the corner of Missouri Avenue and 10th Street June 1-7. No household hazardous waste or tires are accepted. For more information on the dumpsters, call 748-3192.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

The Travelling Dumpsters, sponsored by Artesia Clean & Beautiful and HollyFrontier, currently await Artesians’ large-scale garbage in the parking lot of Bulldog Bowl. The dumpsters will remain there through May 31 before relocating to the corner of Missouri Avenue and 10th Street June 1-7. No household hazardous waste or tires are accepted. For more information on the dumpsters, call 748-3192. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

A police vehicle is parked outside of the five-star hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

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China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted online a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping, his wife said Thursday.

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NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

This Nov. 23, 2014,  file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25,  2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.

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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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Ahead of FIFA election, key sponsor Visa threatens to quit

This is a Wednesday, June 1, 2011  file photo of FIFA president Joseph Blatter, right, welcomes former CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer prior to the 61st FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (Keystone, Patrick B. Kraemer, File via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of key officials and a key sponsor threatening to quit the scandal-tainted organization.

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