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New Mexico House Votes To Restore SpendingThe Associated Press

Legislation that reinstates funding for New Mexico's universities and colleges as well as the Legislature itself has been approved by the House of Representatives.

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Expiring Law Could Hurt Route 66 Towns – The Associated Press

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program.

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Sessions May Put More Rules On Money For Sanctuary Cities- Associated Press

The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities.

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Family Of New Mexico Woman Shot By Officer In 2013 Paid $3M Associated Press

Court documents show the state paid the family of a New Mexico woman fatally shot by a state police officer $3 million to keep them from filing a civil lawsuit.

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New Mexico Governor, Democrats Meet Over Budget Stalemate- Associated Press

Republican Governor Susana Martinez says she's confident agreements will eventually be reached with Democrats as New Mexico looks to solve a budget crisis.

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Expert Says New Mexico Police Did Not Alter Shooting Videos – Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

A police expert said video evidence from a fatal New Mexico police shooting investigation case was not tampered with.

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Albuquerque Added To Federal Effort To Fight Opioid EpidemicThe Associated Press

Federal law enforcement officials have included Albuquerque to a program aimed at helping similar cities deal with the scourge of heroin and prescription drug addiction.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday will formally add Albuquerque as its seventh city selected to participate in the agency's 360 Strategy program.

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Man Shoots, Damages Police Robot During StandoffThe Associated Press

Albuquerque police say a man shot and damaged one of their robots during a SWAT situation.

Police spokesman Officer Fred Duran says authorities first arrived at the home on Albuquerque's northwest side Tuesday morning to arrest the man on a felony warrant.

The suspect opened fire as police sent in the robot. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody hours later after officers fired gas into the home.

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New Mexico Marijuana Enrollment Climbs Above 40,000 PatientsThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007.

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Border Agency Says It Has Picked Finalists To Design Wall Associated Press

The federal government says it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won't identify them.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it will notify finalists over the next several days. It won't say how many there are, but it has said previously that it would pick up to 20.

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Reluctant Lawmakers Set Sights On Fix For New Mexico BudgetAssociated Press

New Mexico state lawmakers are reluctantly returning to the budget negotiation table with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez as time runs short to restore billions of dollars in vetoed spending for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Won't Restore Funds To Legislature The Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state's budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

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Environmentalists Triumph As Senate Upholds Drilling Rule – The Associated Press

Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed.

States Sue Over Trump Decision To Restart Coal Lease Program - Associated Press

California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are suing over the Trump administration's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands.

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Fire in Gila National Forest Near Reserve GrowsThe Associated Press

Firefighters in southwestern New Mexico are battling a wildfire in the Gila National Forest.

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The Latest: New Mexico Governor Defends Vetoes In CourtAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the state Supreme Court to stay out of a budget standoff with state lawmakers.

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Martinez Defends Vetoes In CourtThe Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the state Supreme Court to stay out of a budget standoff with state lawmakers.

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Lone GOP Congressman In New Mexico Backs Health OverhaulThe Associated Press

New Mexico's lone Republican congressional representative has joined the GOP majority in taking a step toward overhauling President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Santa Fe Voters Reject Soda Tax, Hand Rare Win To Industry - The Associated Press

Voters have rejected a measure that would have raised taxes on soft drinks in New Mexico's capital city, giving a rare victory to the beverage industry after a string of recent defeats at the ballot box.

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Soda Tax Vote Draws Crowds In Santa Fe - Associated Press

Steady streams of voters were flocking to polling stations as Santa Fe residents decide whether to adopt a tax on sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages.

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New Management Takes Over New Mexico-Based National LabThe Associated Press

The head of a new management team in charge of New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories says the mission of the sprawling weapons and research facility will continue to be national security along with the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

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New Mexico Gets Warnings On Winter Storm, Fire ConditionsThe Associated Press

New Mexico's weather is blowing dangerously hot and cold.

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Albuquerque Prosecutor: Fewer Criminal Cases To Go To CourtThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal 

Albuquerque area's chief prosecutor says his office is going to focus on the worst offenders and only try about half the criminal cases referred by law enforcement.

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Judge Sides With New Mexico In Dispute Over Gaming CompactThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque Pueblo in a dispute over a gaming compact with New Mexico.

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New Mexico Legislature Sues Governor In Escalating ConflictThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis.

The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.

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Albuquerque Community Resists Proposed School Sports CutsThe Associated Press

The Albuquerque community is making sure its school board knows people are not happy about proposed middle school sports cuts.

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Sessions Expands Program To Combat Crime On Tribal LandsThe Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to allow more tribal nations to tap into national information systems to fight crime and bolster relationships with Native America.

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New Mexico Assets Capture Attention Of Oil And Gas Giants- Associated Press

As New Mexico's elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state's oil and gas hot spots.

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University Presidents Want Funding Restored In New MexicoThe Associated Press

A council of university presidents from around New Mexico is asking that Gov. Susana Martinez restore some $745 million in funding to the state's public colleges and universities.

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New Mexico Budget Crisis Heads Toward CourtBy Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico lawmakers authorized plans to sue Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to block vetoes that would defund state universities and colleges along with the legislative branch of government, amid an unrelenting standoff Thursday over how to shore up state finances.

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