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Debate Highlights Three-Way Senate Race In New Mexico -Associated Press

Three candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are preparing for their first public debate after the start of early voting.

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Drug Treatment Outshines Arrests In New Mexico Pilot Effort – Associated Press

Promising results are emerging from a pioneering drug treatment program in New Mexico in which police refer nonviolent drug users prior to arrest into comprehensive counseling and services.

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Long-Serving New Mexico Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Has DiedAssociated Press

Recently retired New Mexico state Rep. Larry Larrañaga, who guided the budget process and once led the state's transportation agency, has died.

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US States Agree On Plan To Manage Overtaxed Colorado RiverAssociated Press

Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River, including New Mexico, say they have reached tentative agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought.

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Netflix Chooses New Mexico For New Us Production Hub - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is negotiating to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex in the state's largest city.

Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In New Mexico Senate Race – By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The Libertarian and Republican challengers in New Mexico's three-way U.S. Senate race voiced support Friday for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Senate closed in on a final vote.

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New Mexico Relaxes Occupational License Requirements, Fees – Associated Press

New Mexico's Republican governor is ordering state agencies and boards to reduce requirements for occupational licenses in dozens of fields.

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Prosecutor Says Teen Suspect In Library Shooting To Plead GuiltyAssociated Press

Authorities say a teenager who opened fire at a rural New Mexico library last year has signed an agreement saying he will plead guilty. The August 2017 shooting killed two librarians and injured four others.

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Balloonists Getting GPS Trackers For Auto Theft ProtectionKOAT-TV, Associated Press

Balloonists participating in Albuquerque's hot air balloon festival are getting GPS trackers for their cars and trailers.

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Closing Generating Station Could Have Huge Economic ImpactsFarmington Daily Times, Associated

One of the biggest issues looming over a northwestern New Mexico county is the potential closure of a coal-fired power plant in 2022 — about 20 years before the end of its useful life.

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New Mexico Vets Harassment Allegations Against Lawmaker – Associated Press

A public hearing has been scheduled on sexual harassment accusations by a former political lobbyist against a New Mexico state lawmaker who lost his re-election primary in June.

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Struggling New Mexico Schools May Lengthen School YearAssociated Press

New Mexico lawmakers are studying ways to extend the typical school year by 10 days or more, with longer summer extensions at schools catering to low-income families.

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Santa Fe Forest Ordered To Consider Impacts On SalamanderAssociated Press

A federal judge is ordering the Santa Fe National Forest to consider how the management of roads and trails across the northern New Mexico forest will affect an endangered salamander.

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New Mexico Denies Claims In Child Care LawsuitAssociated Press

Officials with New Mexico's child welfare agency are calling claims that it is illegally denying child care assistance to thousands of low-income families preposterous.

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FBI Says Crime Increased In New Mexico In 2017Associated Press

The FBI's latest crime statistics show New Mexico again ranks among the most dangerous states.

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Records Show Most Santa Fe DWI Checkpoints Staged In Poor AreasSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

Documents show most of the drunken driving checkpoints conducted by Santa Fe police since 2016 have been staged in the poorer parts of the city.

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse – Associated Press

A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse.

Arthur Perrault entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque following his arrest in Morocco and return to the U.S.

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex AbuseAssociated Press

A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse.

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New Mexico Observatory Closure Linked To Child PornAssociated Press

An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month sparking popular rumors of alien visitors appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.

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Feds Plan Funding Boost To Fight Assaults On Native Women - Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

A U.S. Justice Department official says the agency is doubling the funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. 

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Trump Rolls Back Pollution Rules For Drilling On US LandsAssociated Press

The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era rule meant to curb climate-changing pollution caused by huge volumes of natural gas that escapes after being drilled from U.S. lands.

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UNM President Vows More TransparencyAssociated Press

The president of New Mexico's flagship university is promising to adopt further reforms amid an investigation into the school's athletics program and criticism over how regents voted to cut some sports.

NAACP Vets Candidates For Governor Of New Mexico At ForumAssociated Press

Candidates for governor of New Mexico are scheduled to talk about issues affecting the state's African-American community at a forum organized by the NAACP.

Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham planned to attend Friday's forum as they compete to become the state's next governor in November elections.

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Libertarian Senate Candidate Discloses Cannabis Investments-Associated Press

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico has disclosed personal financial interests in the cannabis sector that include stock holdings, a profit sharing agreement and recent capital gains on investment sales, according to filings reviewed by The Associated Press.

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New Mexico Reformats Ballots Ahead Of Midterm Elections- Associated Press

New Mexico's top elections administrator is going back to the drawing board to draft ballots for the upcoming midterm elections.

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New Mexico Court Blocks Straight-Ticket Option- Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box.

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Attorney General Critical Of Rolling Back Methane Rules- Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is criticizing the Trump administration's move to roll back rules intended to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations.

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New Mexico Candidates Report On Fundraising Efforts- Associated Press

The Democratic candidate for governor says she has raised an additional $1.9 million dollars in campaign funds since July 1.

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Santa Fe Fiesta Turns Page On Tribute To Conquistadors - Associated Press

Civic leaders in New Mexico's capital city are turning the page on a grinding dispute over the annual re-enactment of a 17th century conquistador reclaiming Santa Fe after a Native American revolt.

The controversial pageant was being replaced Friday by new gestures of reconciliation at Santa Fe's autumn festival that starts with Catholic Mass and a performance by Indian Pueblo dancers.

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GOP Candidate Draws Fire Over Remarks On Opponent's Heritage- Associated Press

A Republican congressional candidate in New Mexico is drawing criticism for questioning her Democratic opponent's Native American heritage over her immigration views and because she wasn't "raised on a reservation."

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