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Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges

Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure approved by the Senate Education Committee on Friday morning would change that.

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New Mexico Suing Over Emergency Wall Declaration, Budget Compromise Has $50M For Amtrak Route

New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration – Associated Press New Mexico's attorney general and governor say the state will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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BOBCATS TRIO Despite playing together for a number of years it wasn't until this year that the Bobcats Trio decided to bring out their debut album "Music for the Sole."  As the title suggests, these Jazz veterans hold high the banner of Jazz as dance music, whether the tune is swing, Brazilian or a new take on a classic. Recorded live in Studio A by Roman Garcia with Merino Spencer on February 12, 2019 Bobcats Trio are: Bob Gusch: clarinet, sax, fluteDan Dowling: 7 string electric guitar, vocalsJohn Griffin: upright bass Learn more about the Bobcats & related bands at

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New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall DeclarationAssociated Press

New Mexico's attorney general and governor say the state will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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New Mexico Shuns Proposal To Raise Royalty Rates On OilAssociated Press

New Mexico state legislators have shunned a proposal to increase the maximum royalty rate for oil and natural gas production on state trust lands that generate money for public schools.

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Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure approved by the Senate Education Committee on Friday morning would change that.

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In the 1950s, poet Weldon Kees documented a transformative car trip in his poem, "Travels in North America."  Sixty years later, another poet, Ray Gonzalez, summoned the aching ghost of Kees to join him in his own exploratory car trip, "Crossing New Mexico With Weldon Kees."  Now, the inspiration passes to local composer, and UNM graduate student, Luke Gullickson, who created a musical variation on that car trip in "Crossing New Mexico With Weldon Kees and Ray Gonzalez."  The trio for flute, violin and piano premieres on February 24 at Chatter Sunday in Albuquerque.

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New Mexico's Top Prosecutor Ready For Fight Over Rio Grande - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in what he describes as a "historic fist fight" with Texas and the U.S. government over management of one of North America's longest rivers.

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2/18 1p: A New Mexico teen who authorities say fired a gun at a Rio Rancho high school and intended to kill his ex-girlfriend has been ordered to undergo mental health evaluations.

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Experts Say Southwestern Us Sees Some Drought Relief - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved due to surges of moisture over the last few months, but national forecasters and climate experts are warning that it hasn't been enough to alleviate concerns about long-term water supplies around the region.

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UPDATE 2/14 10:00a: New Mexico's House of Representatives passed HB83 - the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act - Wednesday with a 39 - 30 vote. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration. 

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New Mexico has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. And more than half of those deaths involved a gun.

Some state lawmakers want to reduce suicides by confiscating guns from people who could pose a danger to themselves or others. The measure’s known as a red flag law, and it is scheduled to be heard on the house floor Wednesday night.

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New Mexico Reverses Course On Medicaid Charges For PatientsAssociated Press

New Mexico is reversing course on its plans to charge some patients covered by Medicaid a monthly insurance premium of $10 and co-payments of $8 on certain brand-name drugs and visits to the emergency room for routine medical care.

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Teen In School Shooting To Undergo Mental Health Evaluations

2/18 1p: A New Mexico teen who authorities say fired a gun at a Rio Rancho high school and intended to kill his ex-girlfriend has been ordered to undergo mental health evaluations.

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Pediatrician Hopes To Expand Child Abuse Response At UNM

University Showcase: For years New Mexico has languished at or near the bottom nationally for child well-being and one factor behind that ranking is our high rates of child abuse. Many of those cases come through the Child Abuse Response Team -- or CART -- at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

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Santa Fe Program Pairs Art With Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.

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