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Suspended NM college paper allowed to reopen

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A student-run New Mexico community college newspaper suspended after publishing an issue focusing on sex will be allowed to resume publication.

Central New Mexico Community College spokesman Brad Moore says the CNM Chronicle has been authorized Wednesday to continue operations immediately, and the papers will be returned to the stands.

The Albuquerque school had suspended publication of the CNM Chronicle on Tuesday, following the release of the sex issue. Administrators said the content, which included articles on sex toys, abstinence, and students' favorite sexual positions, was offensive and inappropriate for the school's mission.

Officials then took issues off campus stands.

In response, the University of New Mexico student newspaper, The Daily Lobo, announced it also would cease publishing "in solidarity" with CNM Chronicle staff and called the CNM Chronicle's suspension censorship.