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Trump's Rally In New Mexico A Bid For An Upset Next YearAssociate Press

The state of New Mexico doesn't feel like Trump Country.

The president's first campaign lost the state by 8 percentage points back in 2016. Last year, Republicans lost a House seat and the governorship.

But the Trump campaign puts New Mexico on the short list of states Trump hopes to flip in 2020.

Political observers say Trump's strength in rural America may not compensate for his failure, so far, to win over Hispanic voters.

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GOP House Candidate Under Fire For Old Anti-Trump Posts -Associated Press

A Republican House candidate running for a key seat in southern New Mexico is facing criticism for old social media posts attacking Donald Trump.

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The central character is a charismatic young priest with a radical approach to Catholicism and possible powers to heal.  The rise and fall of Father Gabriel Romero is told by the people around him -- believers and skeptics.  American Saint has just been published by the Amazon imprint 47North, and author Sean Gandert has set the novel in his hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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Fugitive Priest Sentenced To 30 Years In Sex Abuse CaseAssociated Press

A former Roman Catholic priest who authorities say fled the country in the early 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being returned to the U.S.

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often get individualized support in order to hold a job. Many work for regular pay, but a nearly century-old federal labor law allows some employers to pay these workers less than minimum wage.

Lawmakers called a task force to study this issue earlier this year. The Legislative Health and Human Services' Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee heard arguments Wednesday for and against the controversial practice.

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent 50 state police officers to Albuquerque this summer to fight escalating violent crime. Public records show there wasn’t much coordination between state police and Albuquerque police before they came.

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New Mexico Preps For Trump After Past Rallies Sparked Unrest - By Russell Contreras And Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press

New Mexico law enforcement agencies are prepping for an upcoming President Donald Trump rally three years after previous ones sparked turmoil in Albuquerque.

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There are more cases of vaping-related illnesses appearing all over the country, and New Mexico is no exception. 

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Authorities Find Body Of Girl, 5, In New MexicoAssociated Press

Authorities say they have found the body of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who was reported missing Sunday.

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The United States Census Bureau has found that the national number of people who are uninsured increased significantly last year. This marks the first such change since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010.

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New Mexico County To Propose Changes To Paid Leave OrdinanceAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

New Mexico county officials have announced plans to suggest an amendment to a newly approved paid leave ordinance.

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For years, people who’d been in New Mexico prisons brought lawsuits and allegations about dangerously bad medical care, as well as sexual abuse by a prison doctor. According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, a report just came to light detailing the Department of Corrections failures—even though the state’s been trying to hide it.

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University Of New Mexico Provost Warns Against Faculty UnionAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The provost of New Mexico's largest university says he is against a faculty union and is warning against its creation.

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Trump To Make Campaign Stop In New Mexico -Associated Press

President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in New Mexico as his re-election campaign hopes to flip the traditionally Democratic state.

The campaign announced Friday that the rally will take place Sept. 16 in Rio Rancho, a suburb of Albuquerque.

Trump's visits to Albuquerque during his first campaign drew large crowds and protests that devolved into violence, prompting police to turn out in riot gear.

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State Senator Charged With DWI Says He Won't Resign - Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

A Democratic state lawmaker charged with drunken driving says he won't resign from the New Mexico Senate even if convicted.

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