Wednesday morning briefing: Lent, a special election and a blond moment

Good morning. Hope you’re ready for it. Here’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Test the waters

New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience can apply for internships in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.

There are two sessions for summer internships: May 29 through July 2 and July 3 through Aug. 6.

Deadline to apply for both sessions is March 25.

To apply online or download an application: Visit www.tomudall.senate.gov.

Question of the day

What are you giving up for Lent?

Share the sacrifice in our comment section below.

Special meeting

Clovis City Commission is meeting in special session 5:15 p.m. Thursday to set an election on an increase in the Gross Receipts Tax.

It’s in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library and is open to the public.

Today in history

On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/barbie-makes-her-debut

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.