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State Looks To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Federal Nuke Lab Cleanup The Associated Press The New Mexico Environment Department is asking a federal court to dismiss a watchdog group's lawsuit over a cleanup effort at one of the nation's premier nuclear weapons factories.

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Members Of New Mexico Delegation Seek F-16s For Air Base The Associated Press A bipartisan contingent of the state's congressional delegation is urging the federal government to relocate F-16 squadrons to Holloman Air Force Base and expand training efforts at the southern New Mexico post.

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Girl's Killing Is New Mexico's Latest Horrific Child Death Associated Press The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

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Candlelight Vigil For Murdered New Mexico Girl Associated Press Dozens of people gathered outside a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex for a candlelight vigil for a murdered young girl.

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State Police: Lapel Video Leads To Arrest Of Police Sergeant The Associated Press Authorities say a 33-year-old police sergeant in a northwestern New Mexico city has been arrested after he unwittingly recorded himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend.

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More New Mexico Public Schools Earn "A" Or "B" Grades But Many Still Failing The Associated Press More New Mexico public schools have been graded "A'' or "B'' but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades.

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Budget Crunch Being Felt By New Mexico Jurors The Associated Press New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt.

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Police Shoot, Kill Suspect In Las Cruces Associated Press Las Cruces police have shot and killed a robbery suspect who they say was armed with a knife.

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New Mexico Extends Re-Enrollment Period For Pot Patients Associated Press New Mexico health officials are extending the enrollment period by up to 60 days for patients who need to renew their certification for the state's medical marijuana program.

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New Mexico Governor To Call Special Legislative Session Associated Press New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says she will call a special legislative session to address a budget crunch stemming from dwindling revenues.

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New Mexico Student Scores Up, But Less Than 1/3 Proficient The Associated Press New results show New Mexico student tests scores are up across the state, but only less than a third of students are proficient.

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New Mexico Official Clears Way For Hearing On Water Proposal —Associated Press Plans by a commercial venture to pipe billions of gallons of water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the state are inching ahead again.

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Navajo Nation Sues Feds Over Massive 2015 Mine Waste Spill The Associated Press One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.

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220 Mile Procession For Fallen NM Police Officer Travels From ABQ To Las Cruces - The Associated Press Dozens of people gathered in Albuquerque to pay their respects to a police officer who was shot and killed in a small New Mexico village.

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Court Sides With Efforts To Certify Hatch Chiles - The Associated Press A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a decision in favor of an association of green chile growers in the Hatch Valley of Southern New Mexico in a dispute over the use of the renowned Hatch name on food labels.

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Judge Sets Date For Officer Shooting Suspect's Weapons Trial – The Associated Press A federal judge has set the date for the trial for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer.

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Attorney General Warns Parents About 'Pokemon Go' Dangers The Associated Press New Mexico's top prosecutor is warning parents that the hit game "Pokemon Go" comes with risks for children who play it.

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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson To Hold Albuquerque Rally The 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.

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Lawmakers Criticize Backlog On Medical Marijuana Applications Albuquerque Journal Lawmakers slammed the New Mexico Department of Health Thursday at an interim committee hearing for a backlog of applications for medical marijuana cards.

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New Mexico Gets $400K From CDC To Fight Zika Associated Press New Mexico is getting $400,000 from the federal government to battle the Zika virus.

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Authorities Ask For Public Help In Probe Of Church Blasts Associated Press A year after small explosions outside two churches stirred a scare in Las Cruces, authorities have announced $40,000 in rewards for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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Martinez Hits Trump Over Gold Star Mother Remarks Associated Press The nation's only Latina governor is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers in disavowing Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of a bereaved military family.

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New Mexico Treatment Program For Teen Addicts To Close Albuquerque Journal Lawmakers are trying to postpone the closure of New Mexico's only major treatment program for adolescent addicts.

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Federal Judge Oks Albuquerque Route 66 Transit Plan Associated Press A federal judge says Albuquerque's plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of Historic Route 66 can proceed.

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Judge To Rule Friday Today On Transit Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal A federal judge plans to issue his ruling today on a lawsuit over a controversial project that would create dedicated rapid transit bus lanes along nine miles of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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Judge Hears Lawsuits Against Rapid Transit – KOB-TV, Albuquerque Journal At a 10-hour hearing on Wednesday a federal judge heard arguments for and against a controversial transit plan to run electric buses down the middle of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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New Mexico Reaches Settlement In Bill Richardson-Era Deal Associated Press New Mexico will collect $4.9 million under a settlement agreement with a real estate investment company as the state resolves losses from a string of politically influenced investment deals dating back to the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

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Martinez: Democrats' Emails 'Attempt To Stereotype' Latinos – The Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says leaked internal Democratic National Committee emails showed an "attempt to stereotype" Latino voters.

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Man Fatally Shot By Gallup Police; Investigation Underway ­— Associated Press State authorities are investigating after Gallup police shot and killed a man who they say had been armed with knives.

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