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New Mexico's Annual Tax Breaks Surpass $1 Billion – Associated Press

An examination of New Mexico state tax breaks by the Office of the State Auditor shows that extractive industries such as oil, coal and copper mining together account for the largest share of foregone revenue.

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Indian Health Service Sets Standards For Patient Wait TimesThe Associated Press

The Indian Health Service has set agency standards for patient wait times more than a year after being criticized by a government watchdog for doing a poor job tracking them.

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Forecast: New Mexico Prisons On Track To Exceed CapacityThe Associated Press

New Mexico's prisons are nearing capacity, putting more pressure on state lawmakers to find solutions as they consider a host of criminal justice reforms ahead of the next legislative session.

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Archdiocese Of Santa Fe Releases Names Of Accused PriestsThe Associated Press

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has released the names of 74 priests and religious leaders who were accused or later found guilty of sexually abusing children by state or church authorities.

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State Putting Up Warning Signs After Deadly Dust StormsThe Associated Press & KOAT  

The New Mexico Department of Transportation says it will put up warning signs along a dust-prone stretch of I-10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border where many people have died.

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Ex-Gang Members Helping Dismantle New Mexico Prison GangThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

According to an FBI document, nearly 114 suspected members and associates of an infamous New Mexico prison gang have been arrested over the past two years with the help of over 30 former members and leaders, who have been secretly working with authorities.

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12 Arrested In Protests Of Conquistador PageantAssociated Press

Police have arrested 12 people in Santa Fe during protests about a costumed re-enactment of the return of Spanish conquerors to New Mexico after a 17th century American Indian revolt.

Police Sgt. Gardner Finney said a dozen people were arrested Friday on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Protesters were cordoned off in a corner of Santa Fe's downtown plaza during the re-enactment as police thronged the area.

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Albuquerque Seeks To Become Site For New Amazon Headquarters- The Associated Press

Albuquerque is preparing a proposal to become the site for Amazon's second headquarters, hoping founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will want to return home.

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New Mexico Governor Looking To Appeal Ruling On Vetoed BillsThe Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is asking for time to appeal a ruling overturning vetoes on bills before they become law.

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Bernalillo County Latest To Sue Opioid Makers Over MarketingThe Associated Press

New Mexico's most populous county is planning to sue opioid manufacturers over marketing practices officials say have led to soaring numbers of overdoses.

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New Mexico Students 'Walk Out' Over DACA EndThe Associated Press

Students in the most Hispanic state in the U.S. have participated in a walkout to protest the Trump's administration's decision to end Obama-era immigrant protections.

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Memorial Bricks To Be Installed At New Mexico Veterans SiteThe Associated Press

State officials say more than 400 memorial bricks bearing the names of fallen military personnel are being installed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.

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New Mexico State Reports Jump In Freshman EnrollmentAssociated Press

New Mexico State University is reporting the largest increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in more than 17 years.

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Political Anxiety, Disaster Add Fuel To Zozobra FireAssociated Press

High anxiety about White House politics, hurricane flooding and even the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is adding an extra spark to the annual burning of a giant, ghostly marionette that serves as an effigy to gloom and doom.

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Community Holds Vigil For Shooting Victims In ClovisEastern New Mexico News, Associated Press

Residents of Clovis gathered Thursday for a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of the library where six people were shot, two of them fatally, on Monday.

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Doctors Say Library Victims Saved OthersThe Associated Press

Trauma surgeons at a Texas hospital who treated patients wounded during a shooting at a public library in New Mexico this week described them as heroes for saving other people the day of the rampage.

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Teen Had Planned To Shoot Up SchoolThe Associated Press

Court documents say the teenager accused of opening fire in a New Mexico public library initially planned to shoot up his high school because he was angry but ended up going to the library instead.

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Two Library Workers Victims In Clovis Shooting - The Associated Press

Authorities say the two women who were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a public library in eastern New Mexico were both library workers.

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New Mexico Police: Shooting At Public LibraryThe Associated Press

New Mexico state police say there has been a shooting at a public library in the eastern New Mexico community Clovis.

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Santa Fe Searches For Next City Historian – Associated Press

New Mexico's capital city is searching for its next historian.

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Pence, Cruz Pull Out Of Nevada GOP Event Due To Hurricane- The Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have canceled their scheduled appearances at a Republican fundraiser in Nevada this weekend because of a hurricane headed for Cruz' home state.

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Zinke Won't Eliminate Any National Monuments The Associated Press

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is recommending that none of the 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration would be eliminated but that changes would be made to a "handful."

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'Sci-Fi To Real Life': US Invests $17 Million In Laser TechThe Associated Press

The U.S. Defense Department is investing $17 million in high-powered laser technology that has the potential for practical uses on the battlefield, from destroying enemy drones to disrupting communication systems.

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New Mexico Delegates Make Plea For 2 National Monuments – The Associated Press

The Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have issued another plea to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep intact two national monuments on a list of sites being reviewed by the federal government.

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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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