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New Mexico Authorities Issue Warning To Drunken Drivers Associated Press

New Mexico will continue its push to crack down on drunken drivers through the Labor Day weekend as part of a national effort.

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Xcel Energy Says Solar Eclipse Won't Affect Operations – The Associated Press

A big provider of solar energy in Minnesota and other states says next week's solar eclipse will have no impact on its electric service.

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NMSU Looks To Win Over Fans With Official 'Pistol Pete' Ale - The Associated Press

New Mexico State University has become one of a handful of U.S. colleges to license its own official beer. The southern New Mexico school is teaming up with Bosque Brewing Co. to create "Pistol Pete's 1888 Ale," which pays homage to the Aggies' mascot and the year the university was founded. The cans will feature school colors and the fight song.

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University Of New Mexico Moving Forward With Hospital PlansThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

The University of New Mexico is one step closer to building a new and long-awaited hospital after its governing board decided to hire an architect to begin advanced design work.

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Los Alamos Research Reveals More About T. Rex RelativeThe Associated Press

Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory have used neutron beams and high-energy X-rays to produce the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull.

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Santa Fe Indian Market Fuses Tradition With Contemporary ArtThe Associated Press

For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations as part of one of the nation's most prestigious art markets.

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New Mexico School District Reports $202K In Thefts, LossesAssociated Press

New Mexico's largest public school district is reporting that more than $202,000 worth of items went missing or were stolen from Albuquerque schools during the past year.

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Coalition Of States Files Brief In Ten Commandments Case - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument.

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New Mexico Land Office Goes After Texas 'Dirt Bandits'The Associated Press

The New Mexico State Land Office is going after a West Texas county after it was learned that loads of dirt, sand and gravel were disappearing from a parcel of state trust land along the border.

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Bernalillo County Keeps Immigrant-Friendly Policy In PlaceAlbuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County has rejected a push by a county commissioner to change a resolution approved earlier this year declaring the county to be friendly to immigrants.

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Mayoral Race In New Mexico's Biggest City To Focus On CrimeThe Associated Press

State Auditor Tim Keller has officially declared his candidacy for mayor of New Mexico's largest city while rolling out a plan to tackle growing crime rates in Albuquerque.

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Major Gas Producer BP Touts Productive Well In New MexicoThe Associated Press

International producer BP is pointing to northwestern New Mexico as a possible significant new source of natural gas for the United States.

New Mexico Cow Shootings Spark Fears Of Serial Cattle Killer – Associated Press

The fatal shootings of several cows in southeastern New Mexico have sparked fears of a serial cattle killer running loose.

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EPA Considers Paying Damages Over Mine SpillThe Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews.

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New Mexico Educational Funding At Stake In Two-Month TrialThe Associated Press

A high-stakes legal battle focused on the plight of New Mexico's most vulnerable public school students is headed toward the finish line.

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New Mexico Governor Links New Economic Growth To Tax Cutting – The Associated Press

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is linking a spurt of local economic growth to the state's commitment toward cutting taxes and streamlining regulations.

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House Ethics Panel Clears 2 Lawmakers – The Associated Press

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Democratic and Republican lawmakers in separate inquiries.

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Bernalillo County's Animal Shelter Set To Open Summer 2018The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Bernalillo County's first animal shelter is scheduled to be completed the by the end of summer 2018.

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Forecasters: Flooding Likely In New Mexico Through WeekendThe Associated Press

Forecasters say flash flooding is likely in New Mexico through the weekend due to monsoon moisture and a weather disturbance moving westward across the state.

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New Mexico Museums' Revenue Increases, Attendance DeclinesThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Revenue is up at New Mexico's state-run museums, despite the fact that fewer people are visiting them.

The Albuquerque Journal reports both results can be attributed in part to an increase in the price of admission implemented more than a year ago. As part of the admission changes, the museum system now offers state residents one free Sunday a month, rather than free admission every Sunday.

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Martinez: 27 DWI Fugitives Caught In Aggressive Push - The Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that 27 "most wanted" drunken driving fugitives have been captured since the state launched a new initiative two years ago.

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Feds Close Inquiry Into Police Shooting Of Albuquerque ManThe Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say there's not enough evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Albuquerque police officers who were involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of a homeless man that spurred public protest.

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New Mexico Rebuilds Financial Reserves After Budget Crisis – The Associated Press

A top finance official say New Mexico state government has a bigger financial cushion than anticipated.

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Dividend Payments Targeted In New Mexico Insurance Case Associated Press

New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller is asking state regulators to prevent health insurance companies from paying out dividends to shareholders or other investors pending an ongoing audit related to premium taxes.

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New Mexico Governor Supports Monument Review – Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says she supports the federal review of two national monuments in New Mexico, saying it's important that the designations follow the intent and spirit of the law.

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US Nuclear Agency Sets Standards For Los Alamos Lab ContractThe Associated Press

The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache has released more details on the qualifications that will be required of the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Health Provider Rejects Tax Fraud AllegationsAssociated Press

One of the state's largest health insurance providers is rejecting allegations that it underpaid premium taxes and surcharges by falsifying deductions and credits through the Medicaid program.

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New Mexico AG Targets Major Health Care Provider Over Taxes – The Associated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor is suing one of the state's largest health insurance providers over allegations that it falsified Medicaid deductions and credits and as a result evaded tens of millions of dollars in premium taxes and surcharges.

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New Oversight For UNM Athletic Department – The Associated Press

The University of New Mexico says it is instituting new controls and oversight of athletics department finances and that it has found "inconsistencies" in contracts for basketball arena suites.

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Senate Hearing Delves Into Indian-Art FraudAssociated Press

Former U.S. Senator and jewelry maker Ben Knighthorse-Campbell has dropped in on a Senate hearing in New Mexico about ways to prevent counterfeit Indian arts and crafts.

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