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Rocky Long Returns To New Mexico To Lead Lobos' DefenseAssociated Press

Rocky Long is returning to the University of New Mexico as defensive coordinator after recently retiring from San Diego State, where he coached the Aztecs to nine straight bowl games.

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New Mexico May Up Tobacco Oversight -Associated Press

New Mexico legislators are considering a full ban on flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products along with more robust oversight of retail sales to discourage use by young people. 

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Navajo Lawmakers Opt For Smaller Buffer Around National Park - By Felicia Fonseca And Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around Chaco Culture National Historical Park as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site.

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Trump Rollback Could Leave Waterways Vulnerable To Pollution- By Ellen Knickmeyer Associated Press

The Trump administration is ending federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands.

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Lawmakers Assured Review Of Nuclear Weapons Work To Be Open - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say they've been assured by U.S. officials that a review of a proposal to ramp up production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be open and transparent.

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Governor Opens Legislative Session Urging Educational Investments – Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday urged legislators at the outset of the state's annual legislative session to rally around new financial commitments to public education that range from an expansion of preschool slots to free college tuition for local residents.

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Cities Can't Opt Out Of Legal Pot Under New State ProposalAssociated Press

New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal from legislators that stresses small business opportunities and easy access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients.

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New Mexico Commission Approves Wildlife Trapping Changes -Associated Press

Under a measure adopted Friday by the state Game Commission, trappers now have to complete an education course and new restrictions will be imposed on setting wildlife traps and snares around designated trailheads and on select public lands in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Commission Approves Wildlife Trapping Changes  - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Under a measure adopted Friday by the state Game Commission, trappers now have to complete an education course and new restrictions will be imposed on setting wildlife traps and snares around designated trailheads and on select public lands in New Mexico.

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Family Sues After Deputies Shoot Mentally Ill Woman 20 Times - KOB-TV, Associated Press

The family of a New Mexico woman fatally shot more than 20 times by sheriff's deputies is suing. 

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New Mexico Health Officials Report First Child Flu DeathAssociated Press

Health officials in New Mexico have confirmed the first death of a child due to the flu this season.

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Tri-State To Close Coal Facilities In Colorado, New MexicoDenver Post, Associated Press

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association plans to close two of its coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico.

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New Mexico May Stash Away More Oil Money For Future Needs - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature's lead budget-writing committee has recommended a 6.5% increase in state general fund spending that stashes away some oil and natural gas revenue in trust funds to ensure future financial stability.

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New Mexico Governor Seeks Raises For Teachers, State Workers - By Morgan Lee Associated Press

New Mexico's governor is proposing more pay raises for public school and state government workers plus new subsidies to expand early childhood schooling and provide tuition-free college.

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Consumer Group Wants Review Of Shutdown Costs At Coal Plant -Associated Press

An advocacy group for utility customers urged the New Mexico Supreme Court to allow state utility regulators more time to vet a proposal to close a major coal-fired power plant and divvy up shutdown costs. 

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