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New Mexico Commission Votes To Reconsider Stream Access Rule - Associated Press

The New Mexico Game Commission has voted to reconsider a rule governing access to streams and rivers adjacent to private property.

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Police Say Albuquerque To Surpass Year-End Homicide Record – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

New Mexico authorities have announced three people were shot in less than two days pushing the number of homicides in Albuquerque to 72 and matching the highest year-end total in recent history.

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Mayor Seeks Help In Stopping ‘Cycle’ Of Violence, HomicidesAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Albuquerque’s mayor and police department are pleading for investigative leads in the shooting death of the mother of two State Police officers as the city’s annual homicide tally approaches record levels.

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New Mexico May Form Hate-Crimes Unit After Texas MassacreAssociated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor wants to create a special investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and other emergent threats.

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Auditor Says New Mexico Secret Settlements Were ‘Abuse Of Power’ - By Russell Contreras Associated Press

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón says around $2.7 million in secret settlements with appointees under former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez were an “abuse of power.”

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New Mexico Lawmakers Discuss Building Future Soccer StadiumAssociated Press

State lawmakers have met with New Mexico United officials to talk about the possibility of building a new soccer stadium after concluding their first season.

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Ex-County Deputy Indicted For Using Stun Gun On StudentAssociated Press

A grand jury has indicted a former Rio Arriba County deputy Wednesday on a child abuse charge and other counts after authorities say he used a stun gun on a high school student.

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Anxiety Grows In New Mexico Over 2020 Census - Associated Press

New Mexico state officials want to spend an additional $8 million to ensure residents are not left out of the 2020 Census.

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Barr Touts Crime-Fighting Effort In New MexicoAssociated Press

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials say nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes have been arrested as part of a crime-fighting initiative in New Mexico.

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Taxpayer Money, State Endorsement Fuels Meow Wolf ExpansionAssociated Press

Arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf has been awarded more than a half-million dollars in state job-training funds.

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New Mexico Public Transportation Project To Begin OperationsAssociated Press  

Albuquerque officials have announced a new public transportation project is expected to begin operations this month. City officials say the Albuquerque Rapid Transit or ART project includes designated bus-only lanes and stops that would carry riders along Central Avenue every 10 minutes.

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New Mexico Police Achieve Compliance With Oversight Policies – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The Albuquerque Police Department has implemented all the court-approved policies enforcing constitutional policing and preventing the use of excessive force.

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Legislators Say Utility Regulators Undermine LawAssociated Press

Legislators are mounting a vigorous defense of their authority to determine financial arrangements to close a major coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico and to guide new energy investments toward cleaner alternatives.

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2 Dead, 14 Injured During Traditional Ceremony In New Mexico KOAT-TV, Associated Press

Navajo authorities have confirmed two people died and 14 others were injured during a traditional religious ceremony.

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Workshops Look to Ignite Employment In Rural Communities -Associated Press

Experts in rural economic development are discussing ways to bolster employment and combat poverty in remote areas of New Mexico.

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