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Drought Forces Painful Choices For New Mexico Ranchers - The Associated Press

Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers to make difficult decisions as long-term forecasts call for drought to intensify across the already arid state.

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Police Tighten Security Following School Shooting Threat – The Associated Press

Police are increasing their presence at a high school outside Albuquerque after a shooting threat was made against the school.

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Judge Orders New Mexico Governor To Submit To DepositionThe Associated Press

A state district court has ordered New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit linked to the eviction of a group from a political even in 2014.

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New Mexico Governor's Tense Tenure With Lawmakers Nears EndThe Associated Press

The rocky relationship between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state lawmakers is coming to a close as she prepares to leave office and both sides ponder what could have been.

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New Mexico City To Dedicate Women Veterans MonumentAssociated Press

The city of Las Cruces soon will be dedicating what officials are billing as one of only a few monuments that focus solely on women veterans.

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Former New Mexico State Senator Gets 18 Months Prison Term – The Associated Press

Former New Mexico Sen. Phil Griego will spend 18 months behind bars for fraud, bribery and other convictions stemming from allegations that he misused his position to profit from a real estate deal.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Boost Spending, Wrestle With CrimeThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature is wrapping up a 30-day session after approving a $6.3 billion budget bill that shores up spending on the criminal justice system and public education with pay raises allotted to teachers and state workers.

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Key New Mexico Lawmaker Calls For NMSU Regents To ResignThe Associated Press

A top leader in the New Mexico Legislature is asking for New Mexico State University's regents to resign following a recent vote to limit the administrative powers of the school's outgoing chancellor.

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New Mexico Senate Approves Spending IncreaseThe Associated Press

A proposal to boost New Mexico state spending on public schools, the criminal justice system, business incentives and Medicaid has been approved by the state Senate.

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Santa Fe County Sees Rise In Medical Marijuana CardholdersThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Department of Health says the number of medical marijuana cardholders in Santa Fe County has jumped to nearly 43 percent from January 2017 to January 2018.

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New Mexico Legislature Backs Pet Food Fee For Sterilizations Associated Press

Bills to expand dog and cat sterilizations across New Mexico by collecting a new annual fee from pet food manufacturers have cleared the New Mexico House and Senate.

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New Mexico Senate Braces For Debate On Preschool FundingThe Associated Press

Members of the New Mexico state Senate are bracing for a heated debate about whether to increase funding for early childhood education by distributing more money from a multibillion dollar sovereign wealth fund.

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State Forestry: State Could See Worst Fire Season In Decade – The Associated Press & KRQE

New Mexico State Forestry officials say they already are anticipating an aggressive fire season, as 70 percent of the state is facing severe drought.

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Water Forecast Is Bleak For Major Reservoir In Southwest USThe Associated Press

Forecasters say one of the most important reservoirs in the Southwestern U.S. will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the region.

New Mexico Preschool Funding Proposal Clears House – The Associated Press

New Mexico House lawmakers have approved a proposal to increase funding for early childhood education in New Mexico by distributing more money from a multi-billion dollar state sovereign wealth fund.

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New Mexico House Passes Bi-Partisan Crime BillAssociated Press

The New Mexico House has passed crime-fighting legislation that aims to put more police on the streets, and prioritize treating inmates with substance abuse and mental illness as a way to reduce recidivism.

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New Mexico Governor Clears Way For Child Abuse Legislation – Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez has cleared the way for New Mexico lawmakers to consider a measure that would expand obligations under state law to report child abuse or neglect.

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Gov. Martinez Clears Way For Child Abuse LegislationThe Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez has cleared the way for New Mexico lawmakers to consider a measure that would expand obligations under state law to report child abuse or neglect.

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Molina Healthcare Seeks Injunction Over Medicaid ContractThe Associated Press

An insurance provider that lost its contract with the state to provide Medicaid services is seeking an injunction against the New Mexico Human Services Department and the agency's secretary.

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Commissioners Reach Rights-Of-Way Agreements With 4 PueblosThe Associated Press

Santa Fe County commissioners have approved settlements ending rights-of-way disputes with four northern New Mexico pueblos.

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New Mexico State Spending Plan Heads To House FloorThe Associated Press

Pay raises of at least 2 percent for New Mexico state workers and new funding for roads are part of a spending plan approved by a House budget writing committee.

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University Of New Mexico Ranked 7th For Application IncreaseThe Associated Press

The University of New Mexico is among 50 flagship universities seeing a large wave of applications.

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Officials: Flu Activity Increases Across New Mexico Associated Press

The flu is continuing its march across New Mexico.

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Democrats Eye Scrapping New Mexico's $50M Film Spending CapThe Associated Press

Democratic state lawmakers want to eliminate New Mexico's annual $50 million cap on film incentive spending but the future of the proposal is unclear.

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National Effort To Regulate Dark Money Starts In New MexicoThe Associated Press

New Mexico may take part in a fledgling effort to limit and regulate the role of money in politics by amending the U.S. Constitution.

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Feds Move Ahead To Replace US Border Barriers In New MexicoThe Associated Press

The Trump administration is waiving numerous laws to clear the way for replacing existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the US-Mexico border in New Mexico.

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Ranchers 1st To Get To Helicopter Crash – Associated Press

A New Mexico sheriff says residents from nearby ranches were among the first to arrive at a fiery helicopter crash that killed five people, including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather.

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Santa Fe Mayor Tells Trump Administration Where To Find HimThe Associated Press

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales says the Trump administration knows where to find him in response to a U.S. Justice Department threat that politicians who run so-called sanctuary cities could be criminally charged.

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New Mexico House Approves Nurse Licensure BillThe Associated Press

The New Mexico House of Representatives has voted unanimously to join a new nurse licensure compact that is shared with at least 25 other states.

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Albuquerque Mayor Wants Police To Clear Rape Kit BacklogThe Associated Press

Albuquerque police have two months to develop a plan to clear the backlog of untested evidence kits from sexual assault investigations.

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