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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump Take Campaign Show To New Mexico - Morgan Lee and Russell Contreras, Associated Press

New Mexico is getting dueling campaign visits from former President Bill Clinton and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

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New Mexico Sues EPA, Mine Owners Over Gold King Spill Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico is suing the federal government and the owners of two mines over environmental and economic damages caused by the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine.

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New Mexico Pushes For Remedies In Wake Of Mine Waste Spill 
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New Mexico's top prosecutor says the federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying widespread damages from the 2015 wastewater release from a mine.

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Mine Environmental Risk Grows With Bankruptcies In Big Coal - The Associated Press

The growing number of bankruptcies in the coal industry make it increasingly likely taxpayers will get stuck with the huge environmental costs of abandoned mines.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Set To Make A New Mexico Swing – Associated Press

Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to New Mexico.  Santa Fe Community College spokeswoman Janet Wise confirmed that the Democratic presidential candidate will hold a rally on that campus Friday afternoon.

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Albuquerque Woos International Air Games Event – Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque officials are meeting with members of an international air games organization with hopes of hosting the next event around the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Methamphetamine Overdose Rates ClimbAlbuquerque Journal

Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine have been climbing in New Mexico since 2008 and visits to emergency rooms have spiked as well.

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Clinton Campaign Woos Women In New Mexico—Associated Press

Supporters of Hillary Clinton in New Mexico are calling attention to the Democratic presidential candidate's policies and advocacy on women's issues.

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Middle Class Shrinks In Albuquerque And Santa Fe – Albuquerque Journal

The middle class in New Mexico’s largest city is shrinking, reflecting a trend happening around the country.

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State's Ski Season Wraps Up With More Than 938,000 Visitors – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

New Mexico saw an increase in the number of skiers who hit the slopes this past winter, with more than 938,000 people visiting the state's ski areas in the 2015-16 season.

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Residents Near Trinity Test Want Obama To Visit Village – The Associated Press

Residents of a historic Hispanic village in New Mexico are praising President Barack Obama's plan to visit Hiroshima — the Japanese city where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb.

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Potash Company To Idle Mine In Southeastern New MexicoCarlsbad Current-Argus, Associated Press

A Denver-based company says it plans to suspend production at a potash mining facility in southeastern New Mexico, with hundreds of workers reportedly losing their jobs.

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Lawmakers Asks Why Some State Tax Refunds Are Being Delayed Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A New Mexico lawmaker says attempts to crack down on tax refund fraud is delaying money to legitimate taxpayers throughout the state.

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New Mexico Mom Sentenced In Son's Brutal Death - The Associated Press

An Albuquerque mother who pleaded guilty in one of the state's most high-profile child abuse deaths has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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Suspect In Killing Called Religiously Active – The Associated Press

A woman who knew an 11-year-old Navajo girl and the man accused of kidnapping and killing the child says the suspect was active in cultural and religious life on the nation's largest American Indian reservation.

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The Latest: Navajo Authorities Say Abducted Girl Found Dead – The Associated Press

Federal authorities are trying to find the man suspected of killing an 11-year-old girl after abducting her and her younger brother from the Navajo Nation.

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New Mexico Launching New Anti-Child Abuse Campaign, Website - Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a new campaign aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse.

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New Mexico Sues Texas Oil Company For Lease PaymentsAssociated Press

The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.

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Wildlife Agency Agrees To Deadline For Wolf Recovery PlanAssociated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.

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NM Supreme Court To Hear Workers Comp Case – Albuquerque Journal

The New Mexico Supreme Court will begin hearing a case today on whether farm and ranch workers should be covered by workers compensation benefits.

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Gov. Martinez Welcomes Election Attention For New Mexico – The Associated Press

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she welcomes the attention New Mexico will get when the GOP presidential candidates begin campaigning in the state.

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Hundreds Of Teens Register To Vote In New Mexico Primary – The Associated Press

Hundreds of New Mexico teenagers are capitalizing on a new state law that allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 the day of the election in November to vote in the June primary.

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San Juan County Residents Meeting On Gold King Mine Cleanup – The Associated Press

Residents of northern New Mexico will be able to learn about the long-term monitoring plan in response to the Gold King Mine spill that affected several communities.

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Lawsuit Against Natural Cigarette Maker Moved To New Mexico – The Associated Press

A class-action lawsuit targeting a company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural has moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

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New Mexico Governor Rebukes Trump On Border-Fence Plan – The Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez is expressing fundamental differences with presidential candidate Donald Trump on his proposal to build a bigger wall along the southern U.S. border and make Mexico pay for it.

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Judge Slams Police Over Wiped Cellphone In Casaus CaseAlbuquerque Journal

A federal judge criticized the city of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department for not retaining a cellphone used by a former officer, who ran a red light in his police SUV and killed a woman.

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Man’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide – Albuquerque Journal

The Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled the death of a man held by Bernalillo Police a homicide.

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Storms Raised Some Pollutants From Mine Spill, Not Others – The Associated Press

Researchers who studied a river in Colorado after a massive mine spill say runoff from fall storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the water but not others.

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Panel Proposes Cuts In Medicaid Reimbursement RatesAlbuquerque Journal

A panel is recommending cutting Medicaid reimbursement rates for medical providers as the state grapples with a budget crunch, raising fears about staffing and levels of care.

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Senators Call For Action To Increase Security Along BorderThe Associated Press

New Mexico's U.S. senators are calling for more personnel and equipment to help the Border Patrol secure the U.S.-Mexico border along the state's southwestern corner.

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