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APS Seeks State Funding For School Security UpgradesAssociated Press

Seventy schools in the Albuquerque Public School district could get security upgrades if state lawmakers approve the district’s application for additional funding.

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UNM Regents Vote Again To Cut Sports– Associated Press

University of New Mexico regents have voted again in favor of cutting men's soccer and three other teams in an effort to get spending under control within the school's troubled athletics department.

The cuts also are aimed at meeting federal Title IX requirements for ensuring gender equity.

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Legislators Call Out Regents On Sports Cuts- Associated Press

The leader of an influential legislative committee is asking regents at the University of New Mexico to slow down and work with state lawmakers to address financial problems and Title IX compliance before moving to cut men's soccer and other sports.

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Authorities Say Remains At New Mexico Compound Are Missing Boy- Associated Press

Authorities say human remains found at a New Mexico desert compound have been identified as those of a missing Georgia boy with severe disabilities.

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A New Mexico nonprofit health insurance company is suing the federal government for a second time over regulations it says drive up insurance premiums and threaten smaller insurers.

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Judge Orders Change To Cause Of Death In Mary Han Case – Albuquerque Journal

A judge ruled today that the death certificate should be changed for once-prominent Albuquerque civil rights lawyer Mary Han from “suicide” to “undetermined,” the Albuquerque Journal reports.

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Compound Defendants To Be Released Pending Trial - Associated Press

A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they await trial on child abuse charges.

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New Mexico Local Districts To See Election Costs Jump- Hobbs News-Sun, Associated Press


Lea County school districts, hospital districts and the New Mexico Junior College all will likely see jumps in election costs next year because of the state's new local election law.

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New Mexico School Shooter Visited 'Neo-Nazi' Sites– Associated Press andThe Daily Times

A new report says a man accused of killing two students during a New Mexico school shooting visited "Neo-Nazi” websites and sought out people obsessed with school shootings.

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AG Says Vote To Cut University's Sports Programs Violated LawAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says a decision to cut four sports at the University of New Mexico was in violation of the state's open meetings law and could be invalid.

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Officials Say Identity Of Deceased Child Is Expected Today Associated Press

Sheriff's officials expect to learn from medical examiners the identity today of a child whose remains were found at the site of a New Mexico compound that authorities raided last week in search of a missing boy.

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Prosecutor Says Man At Compound Trained Kids For School Shootings- Associated Press

The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday, as authorities waited to learn if human remains found at the site were those of the boy.

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Remains Of Boy Found At New Mexico Compound- Associated Press

A New Mexico sheriff says searchers have found the remains of a boy on property where authorities raided a makeshift compound last week in search of a missing Georgia child.

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Kids Found In Rags In New Mexico Amid Tale Of Guns, Exorcism- Associated Press

A raid on a New Mexico desert compound turned up 11 children wearing rags and living in filth, and also broke open a bizarre tale of guns, exorcism, and a search for a missing young boy who suffers from seizures and is nowhere to be found.

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Teacher Evaluations Roil Gubernatorial Race In New MexicoAssociated Press

Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce has said that New Mexico's future teacher evaluation system could end up looking similar to the current one if he is elected.

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Lack Of New Mexico Say In Nuclear Waste Project Draws Ire- Hobbs-Sun News, Associated Press

The chair of a New Mexico legislative committee that monitors radioactive and hazardous materials in the state says he finds it troubling that Attorney General Hector Balderas has concluded the state cannot legally stop a New Jersey-based company from building a nuclear waste storage facility.

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Conquistador Reenactment Leaders Apologize To Pueblo IndiansAssociated Press

Organizers of the annual reenactment of a 17th-century Spanish conquistador reclaiming Santa Fe from Native Americans have issued an apology to Pueblo Indians.

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Judge Says Albuquerque vehicle seizure program unconstitutional Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

A federal judge has found the vehicle seizure program operated in Albuquerque to be unconstitutional.

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Libertarian Senate Hopeful Quits As Gary Johnson Eyes Run- Associated Press

The Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate announced Monday that he is quitting the race, opening the door for former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and creating uncertainty in a race that Democrats considered safe.

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Gary Johnson Mulling Run For US SenateAssociated Press

Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico as the current Libertarian candidate prepares to drops out.

Johnson’s consultant Ron Nielson told The Associated Press on Friday that the former New Mexico governor is "strongly considering" running for U.S. Senate if Libertarian candidate Aubrey Dunn quits the race.

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Gary Johnson Mulling Run For US Senate- Associated Press

Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico as the current Libertarian candidate prepares to drops out.

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New Mexico To Appeal Ruling On Adequacy Of School FundingAssociated Press

A judge's ruling won't end the legal fight over whether New Mexico's funding for public schools is adequate.

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Advocates Say Ruling Holds Promise For Native American Students- Associated Press


It's being billed as a landmark ruling that could reshape New Mexico's education system and how it gets funded.

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Environmental Group Taps Reservoirs To Boost Rio Grande Flow – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

Cities, water managers and a key irrigation district along the Rio Grande have agreed to sell water they don't immediately need to help boost flows along a stretch of the river in central New Mexico to deal with extremely dry conditions and benefit endangered species.

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Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, License Crime – Associated Press

A criminal complaint accuses a former senior state auditor of identity theft and altering or forging driver's licenses.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the State Auditor's Office officials went to New Mexico State Police after Terry Becenti was fired earlier this year and officials then found six altered driver's licenses and four Social Security cards.

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Authorities Say Close To $100K Found After Deadly Bus Crash- Associated Press

Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway said Friday that one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash.

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New Mexico To Eliminate 4 Sports To Curb SpendingAssociated Press

Top officials at New Mexico's flagship university are recommending that the men's soccer team and the skiing and beach volleyball programs be eliminated to help the troubled athletics department get its finances under control.

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New Mexico AG Seeks To Void Hispanic Land Grant Transfer- Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Wednesday he is seeking to void a 2003 land transfer from an historic Hispanic land grant on grounds it was illegal.

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New Mexico Prisons Expected To Fill Up As Population Grows- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A forecast prepared by the state sentencing commission shows New Mexico's prison system will have more inmates in the next few years than it currently has cells to hold them.

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Lawmakers Hold Hearing On ICE Detention In New Mexico- Associated Press

State lawmakers have heard testimony about conditions inside federal facilities that house migrants in New Mexico, where the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has entered into agreements with counties and private companies to operate two detention centers.