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The Latest: New Mexico Highlands University Hikes TuitionAssociated Press

A rural state university in New Mexico approved a tuition hike as student costs rise within one of the nation's most affordable public higher education systems in response to the state's budget crisis.

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Court Removes Obstacle To Releasing Wolves In New MexicoThe Associated Press

A court has removed one obstacle to the federal government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it wasn't immediately clear whether or when additional releases would occur.

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Judge Sides With New Mexico In Dispute Over Gaming CompactThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque Pueblo in a dispute over a gaming compact with New Mexico.

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ABQ Partners With Nonprofit For Business Loans Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque has partnered with a nonprofit to introduce a financial assistance program for small and local businesses along Central Avenue.

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New Mexico Legislature Sues Governor In Escalating ConflictThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis.

The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.

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Albuquerque Community Resists Proposed School Sports CutsThe Associated Press

The Albuquerque community is making sure its school board knows people are not happy about proposed middle school sports cuts.

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New Mexico Assets Capture Attention Of Oil And Gas Giants- Associated Press

As New Mexico's elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state's oil and gas hot spots.

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University Presidents Want Funding Restored In New MexicoThe Associated Press

A council of university presidents from around New Mexico is asking that Gov. Susana Martinez restore some $745 million in funding to the state's public colleges and universities.

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New Mexico Budget Crisis Heads Toward CourtBy Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico lawmakers authorized plans to sue Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to block vetoes that would defund state universities and colleges along with the legislative branch of government, amid an unrelenting standoff Thursday over how to shore up state finances.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Consider Litigation In Budget StandoffThe Associated Press

Negotiations over a possible solution to New Mexico's state budget crisis have been set in motion as lawmakers receive legal advice on how to respond to major taxation and spending vetoes by Gov. Susana Martinez.

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New Mexico Nursing Board Puts College On NoticeThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Community College won't be able to accept any new students into its nursing program until its graduates' test results improve or it wins an appeal.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Ponder Next Move In Budget StandoffThe Associated Press

Leading New Mexico lawmakers will gather this week to weigh the consequences of the governor's veto of funding for the legislative branch of government in the coming fiscal year.

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Shipping Resumes To Only US Underground Nuclear Waste DumpThe Associated Press

The nation's only underground nuclear repository has received its first shipment of waste, more than three years after shipping was halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility.

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New Mexico Delegation Members Want Plan, Debate On SyriaAssociated Press

Several Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are calling for President Donald Trump's administration and Congress to plan and debate a U.S. strategy on Syria.

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New Mexico Delegation Members Want Plan, Debate On SyriaThe Associated Press

Several Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are calling for President Donald Trump's administration and Congress to plan and debate a U.S. strategy on Syria.

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New Mexico To Require Officers To Carry Overdose AntidoteThe Associated Press

New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with antidote kits as the state works to curb deaths from opioid and heroin overdoses.

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Albuquerque Schools Approve Budget Cuts, Possible LayoffsThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Albuquerque Public Schools has approved a plan that will reduce the budget through larger class sizes, reduced staff work days and possible layoffs.

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Deadline Nears For Gov. Martinez To Act On Legislation Associated Press

The deadline is nearing for Gov. Susana Martinez to take action on a host of measures passed during the recent legislative session, but she's still vowing not to sign any measures that would raise taxes.

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Governor: Changes Being Made To Teacher Evaluation SystemAssociated Press

After hearing from educators around New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez says changes are being made to the state's long-contested teacher evaluation system.

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Drought Planning: Water Shortages Expected In New MexicoThe Associated Press

Water managers in nearly every corner of New Mexico are projecting shortages in future drinking and irrigation supplies given expected demand over the next few decades.

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University Of New Mexico Looking To Tighten Its BudgetThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Acting University President Chaouki Abdallah says it's time to tighten the University of New Mexico's purse strings.

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New Mexico Gets Record Tobacco Settlement Payment—Associated Press

New Mexico this year will receive the largest tobacco settlement payment it has ever received from the industry.

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Attorney Claims AG's Office Is Ignoring Records RequestsThe Associated Press

A Republican lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for a state Senate seat last year is accusing the state Attorney General of withholding public records out of political spite.

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The Latest: Governor Says New Mexico Is Facing A Crisis SoonThe Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico is facing a crisis and soon will not be able to sign checks or pay contracts and that employee furloughs are possible.

The Latest: Senators Voice Concerns With Health Overhaul—Associated Press

New Mexico's two senators have joined dozens of their colleagues in warning Republican leaders in the House that they will not support the current proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

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PED Investigating Santa Fe Schools’ Day Of ActivismSanta Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Public Schools is facing an investigation by the Public Education Department over possible violations of state law related to the district shutting down for a half day for a political rally at the legislature.

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Storm To Produce Dangerous Winds In Parts Of New Mexico – Associated Press

Forecasters say an approaching storm system with potentially damaging winds is expected to pose hazards that include extreme fire conditions on New Mexico's eastern plains through Thursday and into Friday.

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Xcel Plans $1.6 Billion Wind Farms In New Mexico, West Texas- Associated Press

Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

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New Mexico Could Lose Millions In Block Grants – Albuquerque Journal

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating the federal Community Development Block Grant Program in his budget, which helps fund numerous projects each year around New Mexico.

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New Mexico Budget Standoff Has No Quick Fix- Associated Press

A political standoff over how to fund New Mexico state government and public schools during the coming fiscal year is showing no sign of quick resolution.

Bills that would authorize $6.1 billion in state spending and companion revenue increases from taxes and fees had not yet reached the governor's desk today because of clerical requirements. 

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