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County Officials Say State 'Blackmailed' Them For Well Study – The Associated Press & The Current-Argus

Eddy County officials say they were "blackmailed" by the state of New Mexico into approving a $125,000 study of a brine well to prevent it from collapsing.

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Testing Time For New Mexico Students To Be Reduced - The Associated Press

The time New Mexico students spend taking standardized tests will be further reduced starting next school year and they'll have an additional two weeks of learning thanks to a shorter testing window.

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New Mexico Moves Forward With Bail ReformsThe Associated Press

New Mexico's judiciary is taking final steps toward overhauling its bail and pretrial detention system by adopting detailed rules for determining whether defendants remain in jail as they await judgment.

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Attorney General: Spending Review Will ContinueAssociated Press

University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs is announcing his retirement, a move that comes amid criticism over spending by the athletics department.

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New Mexico Considering Changes To Medicaid ProgramSusan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

State officials say keeping costs down while improving the delivery of health care for New Mexico's poorest residents is the focus as they propose changes to the Medicaid program to ensure sustainability as enrollment grows.

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Albuquerque Mayor Vetoes Budget - Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has vetoed the city’s budget.  He says it’s not in the best interest of the city.

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New Mexico Reduces Lottery ScholarshipsThe Associated Press

New Mexico is reducing college scholarships linked to state lottery proceeds from 90 percent of tuition to 60 percent for in-state students for the coming school year.

NM Special Session Ends, Lawmakers Relieved

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New Mexico Legislature Concludes Special SessionThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has concluded a special session after Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation that resolves a state budget crisis for the coming fiscal year.

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New Mexico Lab's Future Up In The Air After Recent FireSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A recent fire has put the ability of the Los Alamos National Laboratory to operate safely into question.

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New Mexico Police To Watch For Drunken DriversAssociated Press

New Mexico state police officers are planning a series of sobriety checkpoints around the state.

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Albuquerque Curbs Arrests, Jail Time For Minor CrimesThe Associated Press

A special order directing Albuquerque police to scale back on arrests for two dozen non-violent misdemeanor offenses marks the latest reform in New Mexico's largest city that aims to ease arrests and jail time for low-level offenders.

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New Mexico Legislature Approves Gas Tax HikeThe Associated Press

A tax hike on gasoline has been approved by the New Mexico Legislature despite opposition by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

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New Mexico House Votes To Restore SpendingThe Associated Press

Legislation that reinstates funding for New Mexico's universities and colleges as well as the Legislature itself has been approved by the House of Representatives.

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Expiring Law Could Hurt Route 66 Towns – The Associated Press

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program.

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Sessions May Put More Rules On Money For Sanctuary Cities- Associated Press

The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities.

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Family Of New Mexico Woman Shot By Officer In 2013 Paid $3M Associated Press

Court documents show the state paid the family of a New Mexico woman fatally shot by a state police officer $3 million to keep them from filing a civil lawsuit.

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New Mexico Governor, Democrats Meet Over Budget Stalemate- Associated Press

Republican Governor Susana Martinez says she's confident agreements will eventually be reached with Democrats as New Mexico looks to solve a budget crisis.

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Expert Says New Mexico Police Did Not Alter Shooting Videos – Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

A police expert said video evidence from a fatal New Mexico police shooting investigation case was not tampered with.

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Albuquerque Added To Federal Effort To Fight Opioid EpidemicThe Associated Press

Federal law enforcement officials have included Albuquerque to a program aimed at helping similar cities deal with the scourge of heroin and prescription drug addiction.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday will formally add Albuquerque as its seventh city selected to participate in the agency's 360 Strategy program.

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Man Shoots, Damages Police Robot During StandoffThe Associated Press

Albuquerque police say a man shot and damaged one of their robots during a SWAT situation.

Police spokesman Officer Fred Duran says authorities first arrived at the home on Albuquerque's northwest side Tuesday morning to arrest the man on a felony warrant.

The suspect opened fire as police sent in the robot. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody hours later after officers fired gas into the home.

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New Mexico Marijuana Enrollment Climbs Above 40,000 PatientsThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Won't Restore Funds To Legislature The Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state's budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

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Environmentalists Triumph As Senate Upholds Drilling Rule – The Associated Press

Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed.

States Sue Over Trump Decision To Restart Coal Lease Program - Associated Press

California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are suing over the Trump administration's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands.

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Fire in Gila National Forest Near Reserve GrowsThe Associated Press

Firefighters in southwestern New Mexico are battling a wildfire in the Gila National Forest.

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The Latest: New Mexico Governor Defends Vetoes In CourtAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the state Supreme Court to stay out of a budget standoff with state lawmakers.

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Martinez Defends Vetoes In CourtThe Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the state Supreme Court to stay out of a budget standoff with state lawmakers.

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Lone GOP Congressman In New Mexico Backs Health OverhaulThe Associated Press

New Mexico's lone Republican congressional representative has joined the GOP majority in taking a step toward overhauling President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Santa Fe Voters Reject Soda Tax, Hand Rare Win To Industry - The Associated Press

Voters have rejected a measure that would have raised taxes on soft drinks in New Mexico's capital city, giving a rare victory to the beverage industry after a string of recent defeats at the ballot box.

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Soda Tax Vote Draws Crowds In Santa Fe - Associated Press

Steady streams of voters were flocking to polling stations as Santa Fe residents decide whether to adopt a tax on sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages.

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