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New Mexico Firm Hopes To Offer Wi-Fi For Space Travelers – The Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

A small New Mexico-based firm is hoping to join NASA in offering Wi-Fi in space.

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Gov. Martinez Visits National Guard Troops At BorderThe Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited National Guard troops deployed to the U.S-Mexico border, praising their work with the Border Patrol as bolstering security for the state.

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Santa Fe School District Reconsiders Security ApproachThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

The Santa Fe school district is backing away from a plan to place police officers on campuses among its efforts to improve school safety.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Rejects Governor's Vetoes - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court sided with lawmakers today in a dispute over the extent of the governor's veto powers, ordering that 10 bills vetoed by Republican Susana Martinez in 2017 go into effect because she offered no immediate explanation to the Legislature.

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Navajo Nation Approves $2.4 Million For Veterans Facility – Associated Press

The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for care.

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Hispanic Catholics Protest Priest For Ending Spanish MassThe Associated Press and KOB

Some Hispanic Catholics in a New Mexico town want a priest removed after he ended Spanish Mass and allegedly told one parishioner he needed to pray for what he did in the Vietnam War.

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3 Finalists Named For Top Post At UNM Hospitals – Associated Press

A series of town halls are planned over the coming weeks as one of the state's largest hospital systems seeks a new chief executive officer.

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In ABQ Small Amounts of Pot No Longer A CrimeThe ABQ Journal

New Mexico’s largest city will be the next municipality where possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a crime.

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Sessions Takes Fight On Border Enforcement To New MexicoThe Associated Press

As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought his tough stance on immigration enforcement to New Mexico on Wednesday, telling border sheriffs that cracking down on illegal crossings and drug smuggling is necessary to build a lawful immigration system.

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New Mexico May Execute 2 Long After Death-Penalty RepealThe Associated Press

New Mexico's Supreme Court is weighing whether the state's two remaining death row inmates still can be executed after the state's abolition of capital punishment.

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Sessions To Visit New Mexico, Speak To Border SheriffsThe Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is slated to visit southern New Mexico as part of a three-day conference for sheriffs in border states.

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Trump Move To End 'Catch-And-Release' Policy – Associated Press

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has approved using Defense Department money to pay for as many as 4,000 National Guard personnel to perform border security missions.

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New Mexico Senators Join Call For EPA Chief To ResignAssociated Press

New Mexico's two U.S. senators have joined fellow Democrats and environmentalists in calling for the embattled chief of the Environmental Protection Agency to resign.

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Trump To Sign Order Sending National Guard To Mexican Border- Associated Press

President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

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Report: Solar Innovation Could Mean Jobs For New Mexico- Associated Press

New Mexico has the potential to add several thousand more jobs over the next decade if it leverages its existing capacity to create high-tech innovations for the evolving solar industry, according to a California-based public policy group.

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Albuquerque City Council To Vote On Decriminalizing Cannabis- Associated Press

A proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession in small amounts is expected to go before the Albuquerque City Council today, as a growing number of U.S. municipalities have enacted similar measures.

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US Senator To Award Medal To Navajo Code Talker's Family Associated Press

One of New Mexico's U.S. senators plans to honor a deceased Navajo Code Talker posthumously for his service during World War II.

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Albuquerque Mayor Pushes Police Officer RecruitmentThe Associated Press

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller wants to hire 100 new police officers in the coming fiscal year as New Mexico's largest city looks to curb crime.

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Drought Expands Across Southwestern USThe Associated Press

Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what's expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring.

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Native American Artists Disagree With New Jewelry Sales RuleThe Associated Press

Native American artists are attacking a plan that would impose more regulations to sell their jewelry at New Mexico's historic Palace of the Governors portal in Santa Fe.

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Judge Orders Albuquerque To Pay For Records Law Violation- Associated Press & Albuquerque Journal

A New Mexico judge has ruled the city of Albuquerque deliberately refused to follow the state public records law and must pay its former police records custodian.

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Judge Quashes New Mexico Congresswoman's Restraining OrderThe Associated Press

A state district judge has quashed a restraining order obtained by New Mexico Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham against a former intern.

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2 Scholars Hope New Police Reform Book Will 'Arm' Activists Associated Press

Two scholars, including one who led a series of protests against Albuquerque police, have written a guide they hope will "arm activists" to push police reforms.

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Public Defender Hires Man Convicted In Courthouse ScamThe Associated Press

One of the men sent to federal prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution for a courthouse corruption scandal that rocked New Mexico politics has been hired by the state Law Offices of the Public Defender.

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Environmentalists Seek To Block New Mexico Border Wall WorkThe Associated Press

A coalition of environment groups is seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico.

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New Mexico Regulators OK Massive Wind Farms Near TexasThe Associated Press

New Mexico regulators have approved a plan to build two massive wind farms along the Texas-New Mexico border.

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Santa Fe Natural Tobacco To Close Hometown OfficeThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. is closing its office in the New Mexico city where it was founded.

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Trial Focuses On Public Land Access In Northern New Mexico The Associated Press

A trial over public access to prime hunting territory in northeast New Mexico is underway in Taos.

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New Mexico Makes Application Changes In Medical Pot Program Associated Press

New Mexico has changed the application for patients wanting to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.

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Judge Happy With Commitment In Albuquerque Police ReformThe Associated Press

A New Mexico judge says he is satisfied with the commitment leaders have shown in addressing excessive force issues at the Albuquerque Police Department.

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