Ambush News interviews new CEO of UNM-Gallup, James Malm
by Meche Williams '19
Surrogacy for Arizona Representative
by Shawn McCraith '18
Do you ever wonder about having a child and watching them grow up while you go through hardships for that child? Now, what about having a child for another man that isn’t your spouse? According to Arizona Representative Trent Franks, it was nothing too big of a deal to ask staffers that he worked with to be surrogate mothers for his child. As he was questioned about the situation it was said that he never had sexual contact with either of the two ladies that he had asked. Franks himself stated,”I do want to take full and personal responsibility for the ways I have broached a topic that, unbeknownst to me until very recently, made certain individuals uncomfortable.” He was sorry and apologetic for what had transpired since the two staffers had left their jobs since the odd incident. Trent said that he has been dealing with infertility with his wife for quite some time and have had two twins from another surrogate but they decided that they wanted more children.Even with the trouble of having children attempts were made but were futile and their twins had requested more siblings. Trent and his wife were trying many options and choices to adopt or find a surrogate mother to have children for them, according to a fertility clinic in California the couple from Arizona were struggling to have children for over 20 years. Franks was a member of many committees like a House Judiciary subcommittee, a House Freedom Caucus and has served in the House since 2003. While a new subcommittee was produced to investigate Franks, he and his family decided that is was best for him to resign for the sake of his workplace, friends and family. Trent Franks announced that his resignation will be effective on January 31st and that it will end the ethics investigation.
Atheist Billboard Causes Christmas Controversy
by Mariah Two '21
A billboard along I-25 in Albuquerque, near Montgomery, is causing some controversy.. It may have shocked some residents in Albuquerque NM.The billboard says “Just skip church it’s all fake news.” On the KRQE News 13 they asked several people about the billboard you could watch the video that's linked down below. Most of them said things on how wrong it is but they had evidence to back it up like this one “I myself am an atheist so gonna have to concur with that,” said Devon Gutierrez and they replied with “The billboard was put up by the American Atheists”. But underneath the billboard it says "Happy Holidays from American Atheists." If you don’t know what the American Atheists is American Atheists is a non-profit activist organization in the United States dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and advocating for the complete separation of church and state.The billboard went up Wednesday, and it's not the only one. There are two in Dallas,TX and they say there are 5 more going up in Oklahoma.The billboard will remain up through December.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Poll takers if they were for or against the reduction of the Bears Ears Monument: 50% of poll takers said they were for the reduction while the other 50% said that they were against it.