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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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DA Races Hotly Contested Among Democrats In 3 DistrictsAssociated Press

The debate emerging from three races for district attorney in New Mexico's largest population centers are stirring up debate over crime and public safety issues that all remain hot topics in the state.

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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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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Pueblo Shield Withdrawn From Paris Artifacts AuctionAssociated Press

A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States.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 
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

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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City Of Española Trespassing On Santa Clara Pueblo—Associated Press

A civil complaint says Española is trespassing on Santa Clara Pueblo land because the city failed to renew its rights of way for its public water and sanitary sewer lines.

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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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Special Audit To Probe Backlog Of Rape Evidence Kits Associated Press

New Mexico's state auditor is looking into practices and procedures that led to a backlog of more than 5,400 untested evidence kits from sexual assaults and rapes at law enforcement agencies and evidence vaults across the state.

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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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DEA Sets Up 103 Sites In New Mexico For Disposing Pills— Associated Press

The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to set up 103 sites across the state where people can dispose of their unwanted and expired prescription drugs on Saturday.

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