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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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Report: New Mexico's Second Worst State For Child Well-BeingThe Associated Press

A new report says quality of life is low for children in New Mexico.

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US Poet Laureate Starts Rural Reading Tour In New Mexico Associated Press

The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to rural pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.

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Grand Jury Indicts Former Head Of New Mexico MLK Commission- The Associated Press

The former director of New Mexico's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has been indicted on more than a dozen charges stemming from allegations of financial impropriety.

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New Mexico Statehouse Embarks On Anti-Harassment Overhaul- The Associated Press

New Mexico-based lobbyists attended voluntary, state-sponsored training Thursday on how to prevent and report sexual misconduct, and lawmakers will be required to undergo similar training next week.

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Divided Panel Clears Way For PNM Rate Increase ­– The Associated Press

New Mexico regulators have cleared the way for an even smaller rate increase for customers of the state's largest electric utility while backtracking on an earlier finding that questioned investments made in a coal-fired power plant.

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Albuquerque Mayor Says There Are Many Problems With ARTThe Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and his leadership won’t make a guess when the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project will be operational.

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Congressional Race In New Mexico Gets Libertarian CandidateThe Associated Press

A Libertarian Party candidate is running for Congress in New Mexico's Albuquerque-based district.

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US Senator Proposes Delisting Mexican Gray WolfAssociated Press

A wolf that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico would be removed from the list of federally protected species under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

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Governor Martinez Calls For Budget IncreaseThe Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is recommending a $250 million increase in state general fund spending for the coming fiscal year.

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New Mexico Regulators To Reconsider Utility RatesThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

State regulators have rescinded a decision that allowed New Mexico's largest electric utility to increase rates for customers but limited the amount of money the utility could recoup on upgrades at a coal-fired power plant.

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New Mexico Utility Grapples With Costs Of Closing Coal PlantThe Associated Press

New Mexico's largest electric provider plans to get out of the coal business sooner rather than later and is proposing legislation that could ease the sting of closing a coal-fired power plant that has served customers around the Southwest for decades.

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American Indian Tribes Commission Problem-Gambling StudyThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

The first major study in more than a decade of compulsive gambling in New Mexico is being commissioned by an association of American Indian tribes that run casinos.

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Theater Dome To Be Replaced At New Mexico Space Museum Associated Press

The final phase of renovations at the New Mexico Museum of Space History's theater and planetarium call for a full dome replacement.

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Some Complaints Against Natural Cigarette Maker To ProceedThe Associated Press

A federal judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints but is allowing others to proceed against the company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural.

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