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Former Prosecutor Appointed To New Mexico Court Of Appeals - Associated Press

A former state and federal prosecutor now in private practice in Albuquerque will be the newest judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. 

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New Mexico House Speaker Recuses Himself On Marijuana Bill -Associated Press

A top-ranked Democratic legislator who represents New Mexico's largest medical marijuana dispenser as a private attorney is recusing himself from activity on a bill regarding state residency rules for cannabis patients. 

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Red-Flag Gun Bill Heads To New Mexico Governor For Signature - By Morgan Lee Associated Press

The Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature approved a red-flag gun law Thursday with a final vote of the state House, virtually ensuring adoption of new procedures for courts to order the surrender of firearms from people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others.

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Recreational Pot Bill Spurned In New Mexico Legislature - By Morgan Lee Associated Press

A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana through the New Mexico Legislature was rejected by a Senate committee Wednesday after an excoriating critique from the panel's Democratic chairman.

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Red-Flag Gun Bill Advances Toward Decisive House Floor Vote - By Russell Contreras And Morgan Lee Associated Press

Democratic legislators in New Mexico are sending a red-flag gun proposal toward a decisive House floor vote. 

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Number Of Suspensions Increase At Albuquerque Public Schools -Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

A school district in New Mexico has released a report that showed more than 4,000 students were suspended last year compared to the previous year, revealing previous improper documentation.

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New Mexico Triples Spending On Census Participation- Associated Press

New Mexico lawmakers have ramped up state spending aimed at encouraging participation in the 2020 Census across remote rural landscapes where gaps in internet access pose a challenge to the federal population count.

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Ruling: Defense Against Excessive Force By Police Is Viable -Associated Press

A court ruling says New Mexico criminal defendants may be allowed to argue that they were trying to defend another person from excessive force by an officer. 

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New Mexico Senate Endorses Red-Flag Gun Bill – Associated Press

The New Mexico state Senate on Friday endorsed a red-flag gun bill that has been prompted by concerns about a mass shooting last year in El Paso, Texas, and suicide prevention efforts.

The bill won Senate approval on a 22-20 vote with Republicans and a several Democrats voting against it. The proposal moves to the House, which last year approved a similar measure that languished.

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Senate Panel Overhauls Red-Flag Gun Bill In New Mexico - Morgan Lee Associated Press

A red-flag gun bill in New Mexico has been revised to allow only law enforcement officials and not family members to petition for guns to be denied temporarily to people who pose an apparent danger to themselves or others.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Press For Higher Spending, Teacher PayAssociated Press

Democratic legislators pressed a plan Wednesday to increase annual state spending by more than a half-billion dollars to expand early childhood education programs, boost teacher salaries and shore up health care for the poor.

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Las Cruces Council Backs Legalizing Marijuana In New Mexico – Las Cruces Sun-News, Associated Press

City officials in Las Cruces have voted to support a bill legalizing recreational marijuana throughout New Mexico.

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Election Officials Probe GOP House Hopeful On Contributions -Associated Press

Federal election officials are urging a Republican U.S. House candidate running in a critical New Mexico race to answer questions about possible illegal contributions. 

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Opponents Of Red-Flag Gun Bill Rally At New Mexico Capitol Associated Press

Hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse on Friday in a show of force against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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New Mexico Nuclear Waste Facility To Pause OperationsCarlsbad Current-Argus, Associated Press

A nuclear waste plant in New Mexico has announced plans to temporarily stop its waste acceptance and other operations to complete multiple maintenance projects at the facility.

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