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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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Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque are holding a training session Saturday, June 4, on how to interact with people who have mental health conditions. The certification program is a first for the city.

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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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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.

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Four Arrested Amid Protests At Trump RallyAssociated Press

Police say four people have been charged or cited following a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, where angry protests erupted into chaos outside the city's convention center.

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Police Use Smoke, Pepper Spray Against Trump Protestors – Associated Press

Albuquerque police say they used smoke grenades to disburse a crowd of angry protesters outside a Donald Trump rally after demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other debris at officers.

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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump Take Campaign Show To New Mexico - The 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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