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One Of New Mexico's Most Wanted DWI Fugitives Is CapturedThe Associated Press

One of New Mexico's most wanted DWI fugitives has been captured. Authorities say Thomas Frank was captured by police in Farmington after he had absconded from parole and officers say he allegedly was drunk again.

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Attorney: Officer Rejects Plea Deal In Homeless Man's DeathThe  Associated Press

A defense attorney says a former Albuquerque police detective charged with second-degree murder last year in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless camper turned down a plea deal offer from a special prosecutor.

The attorney for retired Detective Keith Sandy said Monday he rejected the offer to plead guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting because the shooting was justified and he did not commit a crime.

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Schools Report Racist Incidents In Wake Of Trump ElectionAssociated Press

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation's schools and universities, including students who chanted "white power" and called black classmates "cotton pickers."

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CIA Director: Trump's Briefings Will Clarify Challenges – The Associated Press

CIA Director John Brennan says he believes Donald Trump's national security briefings will show the new president-elect that averting terrorism attacks from groups like the Islamic State and tackling other security threats across the globe are challenges that the United States must address with help from its allies and partners.

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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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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wrapped up his campaign at home in New Mexico.

The former two-time New Mexico governor joined sign-waving supporters Tuesday outside the state Capitol in Santa Fe.

Johnson says his campaign with running mate Bill Weld has made a lasting impression by promoting limited government and greater personal liberty. A 5 percent showing at the polls by Johnson could establish public funding for future Libertarian candidates.

Johnson's candidacy strained traditional party loyalties in New Mexico.

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Hillary Clinton won New Mexico's presidential contest to gain five electoral votes.

Voters on Tuesday chose the Democrat over Republican Donald Trump and the state's former governor, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.

Clinton prevailed after she and running mate Tim Kaine skipped campaigning in New Mexico and relied on visits from Bill Clinton and a post-primary rally by Bernie Sanders. Registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in the heavily Hispanic state where Barack Obama won his elections handily.

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Voters Approve Bail Bond Constitutional Amendment - The Associated Press

New Mexico voters have approved a constitutional amendment that will allow judges to deny bail to defendants considered exceptionally dangerous.

The amendment also grants pretrial release to those who aren't considered a threat but remain in jail because they can't afford bail.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce extended his 12-year tenure in Congress with a victory in southern New Mexico's 2nd District.

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Toulouse Oliver Elected Secretary Of State - The Associated Press

Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver will be New Mexico's next secretary of state.

Toulouse Oliver, the Bernalillo County clerk, on Tuesday defeated Republican Nora Espinoza, a member of the state House and former teacher.

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Democrats Win Majority In New Mexico House – The Associated Press

The Democratic Party has won a majority of seats in the New Mexico House of Representatives, taking back control of the chamber from the GOP.

Tonight join Gene Grant and the New Mexico In Focus line panel for 4 hours of continuous live election coverage starting at 7pm.  It will also be on KNMD, Channel 9.1. And live on KNME Channel 5.1 at 10pm, following the PBS Newshour’s national election coverage. 

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Voting Going Smoothly At Polls Across New MexicoThe Associated Press 

Voting around New Mexico is continuing to run smoothly since the polls opened.

Bernalillo County election officials say more than 30,000 voters cast ballots as of noon Tuesday.

More than 180,000 people in the state's most populous county already voted by early ballot.

So far, there have been no reports of long waits or major problems at polling sites.

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Tune in to KUNM starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for live special election night coverage from NPR News. We'll feature speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidates and polling sites, and analysis from NPR’s Politics Team.

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Early Voting Sets New Record In New Mexico - The Associated Press

New Mexico voters have cast more ballots before election day than ever before.

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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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