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New Mexico Tightens Restrictions, Virus Cases Hit New High - Cedar Attanasio Associated Press/Report For America

New Mexico officials are reporting that daily confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have swelled to a record 2,897 cases.
They also reported Wednesday an additional 26 deaths.
Following a set of restrictions rolled out Monday in an attempt to "reset" the state's fight against the virus, the governor is issuing additional tightening on the definitions of essential businesses.

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New Mexico Sheriff In Most Populous County Backs Gun Rights – Associated Press

The sheriff in New Mexico's most populous county is joining colleagues from more rural areas in pushing back against sweeping gun-control proposals pending before the state Legislature.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said Friday he would support a Bernalillo County becoming a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County."

A dozen other counties have already passed sanctuary resolutions, including neighboring Sandoval and Valencia counties.

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New Mexico Governor Makes Amends With Trump –The Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susan Susana Martinez is calling Donald Trump's election victory a testament to frustrations with Washington and the federal government.

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University Of New Mexico To Vote On Seal Amid Racial Fears – The Associated Press 

The board of regents of New Mexico's largest university is considering revising its half-century old seal amid concerns by Native American students.

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Voters Get Final Glimpse Of Political Spending – The Associated Press

New Mexico voters are getting a final glimpse before election day at political spending by in-state candidates for public office and their supporters that have blanketed mailboxes, television broadcasts and social media with ads.

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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson To Hold Albuquerque RallyThe Associated Press

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to hold a rally in the state that launched his political career.

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Survey: New Mexico Teens Report High Rates Of Drug Use – The Associated Press

A national survey of high school students has found that New Mexico teens have some of the highest rates of drug use involving a variety of illegal substances.