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New Mexico Governor Calls Shooting Heinous ActThe Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says several acts of bravery helped save lives during a deadly shooting at a small-town high school.

Authorities say a student opened fire Thursday at Aztec High School, killing two classmates. The shooter also died.

Martinez told reporters that teachers, school staff and law enforcement jumped in quickly to prevent more deaths. She did not provide any details.

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Garcia Holmes, Morales Enter Races For Lieutenant Governor – The Associated Press

Two more candidates have jumped into the race for New Mexico lieutenant governor.

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Zinke: Claim That Trump 'Stole' Public Land A 'Lie' The Associated Press

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly disputing a claim by outdoor retailer Patagonia that President Donald Trump "stole" public land by shrinking two national monuments in Utah.

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New Mexico Sees Rebound In Tax Revenues, Oil SectorThe Associated Press

State economists told a panel of lawmakers on Monday that surging state tax revenues and a rebound in the oil and natural gas sectors are propelling a rapid turnaround in New Mexico government finances. State government income for the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2018, is expected to surpass current annual spending by $199 million.

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Democrat Tim Keller Takes Helm As Albuquerque's New MayorThe Associated Press

Democrat Tim Keller took over as mayor of New Mexico's largest city Friday amid rising crime and a struggling economy.

The former New Mexico state auditor officially became mayor ahead of a ceremonial inauguration and promised to immediately make changes to Albuquerque's troubled police department.

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Agency Receives Proposals To Prevent Cavern From CollapsingThe Associated Press

New Mexico officials say at least four companies have submitted proposals to take on the project to prevent the brine well in Carlsbad from collapsing.

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New Mexico Plans Improvements Along San Juan River - The Associated Press

New Mexico wildlife managers say they will be making improvements along the San Juan River downstream of Navajo Lake State Park.

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Santa Fe Starts Examination Of Its Monuments And EventsThe Associated Press

The city of Santa Fe has compiled a list of its monuments and events supported with public funds in the hopes of spurring a conversation about the city's cultural history.

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Gross Receipts Tax On Purchases By Labs Not GuaranteedSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

As New Mexico lawmakers debate possible changes to the state's tax structure, one concern is whether purchases made by national laboratories located in the state will continue to result in gross receipts tax revenue.

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FBI: Customer Shot At Departing Bank Robbery Suspect – Associated Press

The FBI says a customer at a northern New Mexico bank shot at a departing robbery suspect outside the bank but apparently didn't hit anyone.

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EPA's Work On Navajo Nation Uranium Sites Under ReviewAssociated Press

A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.

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New Mexico Senators Seek Help For Acequias, Land Grants Associated Press

Traditional water and land grant associations in New Mexico would have access to additional federal resources for conservation projects under legislation introduced by members of the state's congressional delegation.

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New Mexico Sheriff Says Body Cam Video Unfair To OfficersKOAT-TV, Associated Press

The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers.

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Lobbyists Urged To Seek Anti-Harassment TrainingAssociated Press

The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office is encouraging political lobbyists to undergo voluntary training to prevent sexual harassment or misconduct in the Legislature.

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Judge Dismisses Charges Against Entrada ProtestorsSanta Fe Ne Mexican

A judge dismissed charges against three men who took part in protests against the annual Santa Fe event celebrating the reconquest of the city by the Spanish after a 17th century Indian revolt.

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Tribal Leaders Take Aim At Oil And Gas Development Associated Press

Tribal leaders from throughout New Mexico are taking aim at oil and gas development — this time spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling across hundreds of square miles of one sparsely-populated county.

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New Mexico State Finances Shows Signs Of ImprovementAssociated Press

New Mexico is rapidly rebuilding financial reserves that may help state government withstand future economic downturns.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Debates Textbooks Again – Associated Press

New Mexico's highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools.

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Methadone Program For Inmates To Begin At New Mexico JailAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Bernalillo County is joining only a handful of jails around the country that allow inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program while behind bars.

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Oral Arguments Scheduled In Texas-New Mexico Water RightAssociated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a lengthy battle between New Mexico and Texas over management of one of North America's longest rivers.

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Lujan Grisham Tells Senate Leader To Leave Race- The Associated Press

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

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Ex-New Mexico State Senator Is Convicted In Corruption TrialThe Associated Press

A former New Mexico state senator has been found guilty on five counts in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building.

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New Mexico Prosecutors Urge Jurors To Convict – The Associated Press

New Mexico state prosecutors are urging a jury to convict a former New Mexico state senator on charges of fraud, bribery and violating ethical principles.

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New Mexico State Senator Testifies In Own DefenseThe Associated Press

An attorney says former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego plans to testify at his own trial, as a jury considers corruption charges including fraud and bribery.

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Board: Dem Broke Campaign Rules In Albuquerque Mayor's RaceThe Associated Press

An ethics board says Democratic Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller broke campaign finance rules when his publicly financed campaign accepted "in-kind" cash donations.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the city's Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices issued its ruling Monday — a day before the city's runoff election. But the board did not impose any penalties against Keller.

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State: Most New Mexico Parents Don't Get Literacy Notices The Associated Press

Most New Mexico parents of students in first to third grade aren't getting required letters notifying them of students' lack of reading skills, according to numbers released Friday by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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Sabinoso Wilderness In New Mexico Is Now Publicly AccessibleThe Associated Press

For the first time, the Sabinoso Wilderness in northeastern New Mexico is accessible to the general public for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities.

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New Mexico Considers Limiting Access To Police Lapel VideoThe Associated Press

New Mexico lawmakers are drafting legislation that would restrict public access to video recordings from police lapel cameras of people with mental illnesses.

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New Mexico Political Corruption Trial Details Private TalkThe Associated Press

The former top-ranked lawmaker in the New Mexico House of Representatives says he was confronted in his state Capitol office in 2014 by a senator for interfering with the sale of a state-owned building.

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Texas Church Gunman Once Escaped From Mental Health CenterThe Associated Press

The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church was treated at a mental health center in New Mexico and briefly escaped in 2012, according to a police report.

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