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New Mexico Budget Crunch Ripples Through Hospitals, Museums Associated Press

New Mexico state government is looking for new ways to conserve spending as it crosses the threshold into a new budget year, with the most pronounced changes set to ripple through Medicaid health care services for the poor and disabled.

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KUNM’s reporting series Poisoned Earth: Albuquerque’s Toxic Secret revealed that state officials had not studied health effects of a dry cleaning chemical spill on people who lived near the plume. 

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Former Colorado School Official Hired By APS Acquitted Of Sex AssaultAssociated Press

A Denver jury on Tuesday acquitted a former Colorado school official who was later hired by Albuquerque Public Schools of four counts of sexual assault of a child.

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Officials Warn Medicaid Cutbacks Could Violate Federal Law – Albuquerque Journal

Officials with the University of New Mexico Hospital are warning state officials that cutbacks on Medicaid payments could violate federal law.

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New Mexico AG Reviewing Fetal Tissue Transfers To UNMAssociated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is reviewing whether a clinic's transfer of aborted fetuses to the University of New Mexico violated state law.

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New Mexico's Handling Of Food Aid Spurs Calls For Probe – Associated Press

The U.S. congressional delegation for New Mexico is recommending a federal investigation into the handling of emergency food assistance benefits by a state agency.

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New Mexico Sues Colorado Over Huge 2015 Mine Waste Spill By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its neighbor to the north should be held responsible for the contamination caused by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill as well as decades of acidic drainage from mines near the headwaters of the Animas River.

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Evacuees From Dog Head Fire Start Returning Home – KOB-TV

Authorities began allowing some people who fled a fire in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque to return home on Tuesday.

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Some Wildfire Evacuees Can Go HomeAssociated Press

Some residents in central New Mexico who have been forced to evacuate their homes due to a wildfire will be allowed to go back home Tuesday.

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Crews Monitor New Mexico Wildfire Amid Dry, Hot WeatherAssociated Press

Firefighters say they plan to vigilantly monitor a massive wildfire in central New Mexico amid continuing of hot and dry weather conditions.

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Dispute Over Hatch Chile Labeling Heats UpMorgan Lee of The Associated Press

A federal appeals court is siding with an association of green chile producers in the Hatch Valley of southern New Mexico in a dispute over what food can be fairly labeled with the renowned Hatch name.

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Firefighters Continue The Fight On Dog HeadThe Associated Press

Authorities say firefighters contending with 100-foot flames have made progress in keeping a New Mexico blaze that destroyed two-dozen homes from moving farther north toward rural, mountain communities.

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New Mexico Fire Prompts Emergency Decree, Evacuations  - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

A wildfire burning in central New Mexico grew to more than three square miles and forced evacuations, after sending up a towering plume of smoke that blanketed the state's largest city in a thick haze.

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Wildfire Burns 800-1000 Acres, Forces Residents From Homes Associated Press

A wildfire that broke out in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico has consumed 800 to 1000 acres and is forcing some nearby residents from their homes.

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Man Arrested After Albuquerque City Hall Hostage Scare - The Associated Press 

A man has been arrested in connection with a scare at Albuquerque City Hall about a possible shooter and hostage situation that police now believe was a hoax.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Tuesday that 28-year-old Daniel Olguin was charged with breaking and entering and false imprisonment after a floor-by-floor search of City Hall.

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Medical Marijuana Industry Grows In New Mexico – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The medical marijuana industry is growing in New Mexico. The Albuquerque Journal reports several licensed growers are expected to open new facilities as well as dispensaries in the coming months, which would mean a boost in jobs and the economy.

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Navajo Nation Lawmakers Firming Up Meeting With Donald TrumpAssociated Press

Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation are trying to firm up a meeting with Donald Trump.

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Gov. Martinez Disagrees With Trump Comments On Judge – Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez is joining a chorus of Republicans in criticizing Donald Trump for his claim that a federal judge is not qualified to preside over a case because of his Mexican heritage.

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Decrease In Drug Overdose Deaths In 2015 Around New MexicoAssociated Press

State health officials say drug overdose deaths around New Mexico decreased 9 percent last year.

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Hillary Clinton Wins New Mexico PrimaryAssociated Press

Hillary Clinton has won New Mexico's Democratic presidential primary in the final round of state votes, a day after she secured enough delegate commitments to become the presumptive Democratic nominee.

New Mexico To Vote Day After Clinton Secures Nomination By Morgan Lee, Associated Press Writer

Primary voters in the nation's most Hispanic state are weighing in on their favorite presidential contenders a day after Hillary Clinton secured delegate commitments to become the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

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Lottery Scholarships To Fund About 90 Percent Of TuitionAssociated Press

Despite rising tuition rates at more than a dozen colleges and universities in New Mexico, state higher education officials say about 90 percent of eligible students' tuition costs will be covered next year by lottery scholarship funding.

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DA Races Hotly Contested Among Democrats In 3 DistrictsAssociated Press

The debate emerging from three races for district attorney in New Mexico's largest population centers are stirring up debate over crime and public safety issues that all remain hot topics in the state.

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Trump Seeks Martinez Endorsement In About Face – Santa Fe New Mexican

When Donald Trump spoke in New Mexico recently he slammed Gov. Susana Martinez, his fellow Republican, but now he said he wants her endorsement.

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Police Arrest Trump Protestor ID’d From CNN Footage – Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Police Department arrested a protestor they identified through national TV news footage for throwing rocks at police officers outside a Donald Trump rally last week.

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North America's Largest Powwow Organizers To Announce Future ABQ Journal, Russell Contreras Associated Press

New Mexico officials and organizers of North America's largest powwow are set to make an announcement on the future of the popular American Indian event.

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Pueblo Shield Withdrawn From Paris Artifacts AuctionAssociated Press

A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States.

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Libertarians Pick Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson For PresidentAssociated Press

Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate just as it did in 2012.

Delegates to the party's convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot over Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine, and anti-computer virus company founder John McAfee.

Johnson got about 1 percent of the popular vote in 2012.

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Court Orders Bill Richardson To Attend Driving School—Associated Press

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is pleading no contest to charges of driving away from a traffic accident without notice.

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Fidelity Hiring 250 For Albuquerque Campus – The Albuquerque Journal

Fidelity Investments said it will hire an additional 250 people for its campus at Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque.