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Flooding Concerns Close Catwalk National Recreation AreaAssociated Press

Authorities in New Mexico say the Catwalk National Recreation Area in Glenwood will be temporarily closed until further notice due to concerns about flooding.

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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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Monitor: Some Problems Persist For Albuquerque Police ReformAssociated Press

A federal court monitor says problems persist within the Albuquerque Police Department over how higher-ups handle and investigate officers' use of force on the job.

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Study: New Mexico Ranks 2nd In US For High Teacher TurnoverThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal 

A think tank has found that New Mexico has the second-highest rate of teacher turnover in the country.

New Mexico Cities Could See Rising Costs For ObamacareAssociated Press, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico cities could have to pay significantly more money to comply with the Affordable Care Act when the law's "Cadillac Tax" for expensive health plans takes effect.

New Mexico To Issue New REAL IDs Nov. 14The Associated Press

New Mexico will begin issuing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, and driver's authorization cards for immigrants in the country illegally, starting Nov. 14.

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Woman Sues New Mexico State Police For Excessive ForceThe Associated Press

An Albuquerque woman is suing New Mexico State Police, saying two officers used excessive force when they shot her in the back.

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Credit Agency Downgrades New Mexico Debt – The Associated Press

A major credit rating agency has downgraded New Mexico's financial standing shortly after the adoption of new budget solvency measures by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez.

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Transit Opponents Seek Halt To ConstructionAlbuquerque Journal

Crews are digging up concrete and removing medians as part of a bus rapid transit project along Central Avenue in Albuquerque, but opponents are still trying to stop construction.

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Photo Of JFK's Visit To Los Alamos Stumps Researcher The Associated Press & The Los Alamos Monitor

Author John Bisney is trying to unravel a mystery as he writes a book about former President John F. Kennedy and his role in America's space program.

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Cash-Strapped New Mexico Takes Back Construction FundsAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a budget solvency bill that would shore up the state general fund with money from stalled construction projects.

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Feds To Launch Expanded Review Of Drilling In Chaco RegionBy Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The federal government is planning an expanded review of public lands management in northwestern New Mexico to address concerns about oil and gas development surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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New Mexico Governor Signs Solvency BillsAssociated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that would help address a major state budget shortfall by closing tax loopholes and tapping into reserves from a tobacco settlement fund.

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Lawmakers To Look At Expanding Broadband In New MexicoAssociated Press

Some New Mexico lawmakers are turning their focus to expanding broadband access in the state and increasing the speed of existing connections as a means to boosting competitiveness.

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UNM President Says University Committed To ReformAssociated Press

The University of New Mexico president says he's sensitive to the reality that the school didn't handle past sexual assault and harassment cases as well as it should have.

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Construction On Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project BeginsThe Associated Press & KOAT 

Drivers in Albuquerque can expect lane closures and some delays as crews begin heavy construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

KOAT-TV reports that the city has begun work to construct a dedicated bus lane along 9 miles of Central Ave. and work is expected to run into late 2017.

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Final Report Details Destructive New Mexico WildfireAssociated Press

Investigators say a wildfire that destroyed a dozen homes in the Manzano Mountains earlier this year started after a wood-chipping machine struck a rock and sent sparks flying into brush and forest debris.

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Feds Plan To Seal Part Of Nuke Waste RepositoryAssociated Press

A top U.S. Energy Department official in southern New Mexico says the agency plans to close off part of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository due to contamination and stability concerns.

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Albuquerque Mayor Introduces Anti-Crime ProposalsThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

The Albuquerque mayor has put forward an anti-crime agenda that focuses on keeping repeat offenders locked up longer.

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Albuquerque Police Protest Scheduled After MistrialThe Associated Press

Activists have scheduled a protest outside the Albuquerque courthouse where the case against two former New Mexico police officers charged in the death of a homeless man ended in a mistrial.

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Absentee Voting Begins In New Mexico – The Associated Press

Absentee voting has begun in New Mexico ahead of the November general election.

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1,400-Acre Solar Energy Project Is State's Biggest – The Associated Press & The Carlsbad Current-Argus

A $260 million solar project opening near Roswell will have the capacity to provide enough power for more than 40,000 homes.

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Religious Leaders Criticize GOP For Death Penalty DecisionAssociated Press

Religious leaders in New Mexico are slamming the governor and House Republicans for voting to reinstate the death penalty during an all-night special session, leaving little opportunity for a debate.

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New Mexico Legislature Sends Budget Fix To GovernorAssociated Press

New Mexico lawmakers sent a package of state agency spending cuts and budget measures to the governor on Thursday and scuttled efforts by Republicans, including Gov. Susana Martinez, to reinstate the death penalty.

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Death Penalty Bill Fails To Clear NM SenateThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has adjourned from a special legislative session without considering a measure to reinstate the death penalty and other criminal justice initiatives backed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

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New Mexico House Nears Vote On Agency CutsThe Associated Press

A budget solvency plan that would slash spending at most New Mexico agencies is under discussion on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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New Mexico Governor Gets Bill Cutting 119 Capital ProjectsThe Associated Press 

Governor Susana Martinez is getting a bill that slashes 119 capital projects amid efforts by state lawmakers to close a half-billion dollar shortfall.

The GOP-led House approved Monday a proposal by the Democratic-controlled Senate that moves around $90 million in unspent state funds to New Mexico's general fund.

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Gary Johnson Draws 24 Percent Of NM Voters – Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal

A new poll shows former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson drawing support from 24 percent residents in the presidential election.

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PNM Details Effects Of Rate Hike For Electric Customers – The Associated Press

Customers of New Mexico's largest electric provider will soon see their bills increase.

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