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Police Chief Questioned About Use Of ForceThe Associated Press

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden is the first witness to take the stand in the second-degree murder trial of two former officers accused in the 2014 on-duty shooting death of a homeless man who was mentally ill.

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Sandia Pueblo To Allow Some Balloon Landings After AllAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Balloonists at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be able to land at Sandia Pueblo after all as the two organizations have reached an agreement.

LANL Report Details Scope Of Nuclear Waste Cleanup – The Associated Press

A new report estimates that it will take more than 20 years and nearly $4 billion to clean up decades-old hazardous waste from nuclear weapons production in Los Alamos.

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UNM To Move Forward With On-Campus Residency Requirement – The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal 

The University of New Mexico is moving forward with a plan to require incoming freshmen to live on campus.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that student leaders have criticized the policy, calling it an overstep and saying housing choice is one of the university's selling points.

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Facebook Chooses New Mexico For New Data Center Over Utah – The Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich says Facebook is choosing New Mexico for a new data center over Utah after questions arose about a tax-break deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Jury Selected For 2 Officers Charged In Homeless Man's Death – The Associated Press 

A jury has been selected in the trial of two former Albuquerque police officers who are scheduled to stand trial next week in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man in 2014.

Weiss Paarz Photos via Flickr / Creative Commons

Jury Selection Begins In Trial For 2 OfficersThe Associated Press

An attorney prosecuting two former police officers charged with second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of a homeless man has asked potential jurors with law enforcement ties whether they could be fair and impartial in deciding the case.

Heath Haussamen / New Mexico In Depth

Gov. Martinez: 'More Items' May Be Added To Special SessionAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is signaling she may add "more items" to a looming special session on the state's budget crisis.

James Gathany, William Brogdon, USCDCP via Public Domain Image / CREATIVE COMMONS

Valencia County Man Dies From West Nile VirusAssociated Press

New Mexico Department of Health officials say a 63-year-old Valencia County man has died from West Nile virus.

Rio Rancho Police Department / Rio Rancho Police Department

Trial Begins For Man Charged In Rio Rancho Officer's Death The Associated Press

An attorney for the man charged in the shooting death of a suburban Albuquerque police officer has called into question the honesty of a key witness for the prosecution in the case.

Flcelloguy via Wikipedia / CREATIVE COMMONS

State Advocate For Elderly Fired Over Public Records Release Albuquerque Journal

The former top advocate in the state for elderly in long-term care facilities is suing over her firing after she released information in response to a public records request.

Clever Cupcakes via Wikimedia Commons / CREATIVE COMMONS

Meeting To Address Ballot Questions On Sick Leave, Campaign Finance – Albuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County Commissioners will meet Thursday to discuss adding questions to the Nov. 8 ballot on public financing for campaigns and an ordinance mandating paid sick leave for workers.

inlandwest via Flickr / Creative Commons License

Former New Mexico Official To Lead Oil Industry GroupAssociated Press

The former head of the New Mexico Environment Department has been appointed to lead an oil and gas industry group that represents producers around the state.

Adrian Fallace / Creative Commons via Flickr

New Mexico To Share In Veteran Homeless Prevention GrantsAssociated Press

Veteran families across New Mexico will get a boost thanks to more than $2 million in homeless prevention grants.

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Police Officer And Suspect Both Killed In New MexicoThe Associated Press

Police say a New Mexico police officer was shot and killed after he encountered a 38-year-old man with three active warrants out for his arrest who opened fire.

Los Alamos National Laboratory / CREATIVE COMMONS

State Looks To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Federal Nuke Lab Cleanup – The Associated Press 

The New Mexico Environment Department is asking a federal court to dismiss a watchdog group's lawsuit over a cleanup effort at one of the nation's premier nuclear weapons factories.

J.Smith831 via Flickr / Creative Commons

Members Of New Mexico Delegation Seek F-16s For Air BaseThe Associated Press

A bipartisan contingent of the state's congressional delegation is urging the federal government to relocate F-16 squadrons to Holloman Air Force Base and expand training efforts at the southern New Mexico post.

Ykanazawa1999 via Flickr / Creative Commons

Leaders Hold Special Meeting After Girl's Death – The Associated Press

City and county officials have called a special meeting to address the brutal slaying of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl in the hopes of identifying opportunities for the community to better protect children.

Officials say they will be seeking funding for more social workers, and exploring solutions for drug treatment, mental health services and child abuse prevention.

Public Domain / Creative Commons

Workers At New Mexico Plant Practice Handling Nuclear Waste – The Associated Press & The Carlsbad Current-Arugus  

Workers at New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are completing training exercises as they prepare to resume handling nuclear waste.

Photo Credit: Old Shoe Woman / Creative Commons

Girl's Killing Is New Mexico's Latest Horrific Child DeathAssociated Press

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

Jarn Andrada via Pexels / CREATIVE COMMONS

Candlelight Vigil For Murdered New Mexico GirlAssociated Press

Dozens of people gathered outside a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex for a candlelight vigil for a murdered young girl.

ACLU / Creative Commons

State Police: Lapel Video Leads To Arrest Of Police Sergeant – The Associated Press 

Authorities say a 33-year-old police sergeant in a northwestern New Mexico city has been arrested after he unwittingly recorded himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend.

Photo via www.modoc.k12.ca.us

More New Mexico Public Schools Earn "A" Or "B" Grades But Many Still Failing – The Associated Press

More New Mexico public schools have been graded "A'' or "B'' but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades.

Elvert Barnes via Flickr / Creative Commons via Flickr

Budget Crunch Being Felt By New Mexico Jurors – The Associated Press

New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt.

Tony Webster via Flickr / CREATIVE COMMONS

Police Shoot, Kill Suspect In Las CrucesAssociated Press

Las Cruces police have shot and killed a robbery suspect who they say was armed with a knife.

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New Mexico Extends Re-Enrollment Period For Pot PatientsAssociated Press

New Mexico health officials are extending the enrollment period by up to 60 days for patients who need to renew their certification for the state's medical marijuana program.

Heath Haussamen / New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico Governor To Call Special Legislative SessionAssociated Press

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says she will call a special legislative session to address a budget crunch stemming from dwindling revenues.

timlewisnm via Flickr / CREATIVE COMMONS

New Mexico Student Scores Up, But Less Than 1/3 Proficient – The Associated Press

New results show New Mexico student tests scores are up across the state, but only less than a third of students are proficient.

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New Mexico Official Clears Way For Hearing On Water Proposal—Associated Press

Plans by a commercial venture to pipe billions of gallons of water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the state are inching ahead again.

Bobby C. Hawkins / Creative Commons

Navajo Nation Sues Feds Over Massive 2015 Mine Waste Spill – The Associated Press 

One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.

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