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Review To Focus On Claim That Police Tampered With VideosThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry's administration says it will have an independent investigator review a former city supervisor's claim that police employees tampered with videos from police shooting cases.

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Independent Investigator To Review Police Videos– Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque will hire an outside investigator to look into allegations that videos from police officers’ lapel cameras were altered.

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Albuquerque Police Accused Of Editing Video Footage – The Associated Press

A City Council member is calling for the city lawyer to arrange for an independent investigation into allegations that Albuquerque police officials erased, altered or corrupted video recordings from officers' lapel cameras.

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New Mexico Democrats Nominate New House SpeakerAssociated Press

Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico have picked Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe as their choice for speaker of the House.

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Santa Fe Archbishop Addresses Immigrant Fears Since ElectionAssociated Press

Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archbishop John Wester is addressing the fears that have emerged among immigrants since Election Day.

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Outside Supervisor Appointed To Oversee New Mexico Food AidAssociated Press

A federal judge has appointed a "special master" to help ensure federally funded benefits are administered properly by the New Mexico Human Services Department.

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New Mexico Budget Officials Says Reserves Come FirstAssociated Press

Top budget officials for the state of New Mexico are placing a high priority on rebuilding state reserves that have been depleted amid a sustained downturn in the oil and natural gas sectors.

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New Mexico Judiciary Grapples With Reduced BudgetAssociated Press

The chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court says furloughs may be in store for employees of the state's highest court and appellate courts because of recent budget cuts to the judiciary.

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One Of New Mexico's Most Wanted DWI Fugitives Is CapturedThe Associated Press

One of New Mexico's most wanted DWI fugitives has been captured. Authorities say Thomas Frank was captured by police in Farmington after he had absconded from parole and officers say he allegedly was drunk again.

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Attorney: Officer Rejects Plea Deal In Homeless Man's DeathThe  Associated Press

A defense attorney says a former Albuquerque police detective charged with second-degree murder last year in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless camper turned down a plea deal offer from a special prosecutor.

The attorney for retired Detective Keith Sandy said Monday he rejected the offer to plead guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting because the shooting was justified and he did not commit a crime.

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Schools Report Racist Incidents In Wake Of Trump ElectionAssociated Press

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation's schools and universities, including students who chanted "white power" and called black classmates "cotton pickers."

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CIA Director: Trump's Briefings Will Clarify Challenges – The Associated Press

CIA Director John Brennan says he believes Donald Trump's national security briefings will show the new president-elect that averting terrorism attacks from groups like the Islamic State and tackling other security threats across the globe are challenges that the United States must address with help from its allies and partners.

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Voting Going Smoothly At Polls Across New MexicoThe Associated Press 

Voting around New Mexico is continuing to run smoothly since the polls opened.

Bernalillo County election officials say more than 30,000 voters cast ballots as of noon Tuesday.

More than 180,000 people in the state's most populous county already voted by early ballot.

So far, there have been no reports of long waits or major problems at polling sites.

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Early Voting Sets New Record In New Mexico - The Associated Press

New Mexico voters have cast more ballots before election day than ever before.

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University Of New Mexico To Vote On Seal Amid Racial FearsThe Associated Press 

The board of regents of New Mexico's largest university is considering revising its half-century old seal amid concerns by Native American students.

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Monitor: Some Problems Persist For Albuquerque Police ReformAssociated Press

A federal court monitor says problems persist within the Albuquerque Police Department over how higher-ups handle and investigate officers' use of force on the job.

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Study: New Mexico Ranks 2nd In US For High Teacher TurnoverThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal 

A think tank has found that New Mexico has the second-highest rate of teacher turnover in the country.

New Mexico Cities Could See Rising Costs For ObamacareAssociated Press, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico cities could have to pay significantly more money to comply with the Affordable Care Act when the law's "Cadillac Tax" for expensive health plans takes effect.

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Trump To Rally In New Mexico On SundayAssociated Press

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to campaign in New Mexico during a weekend swing through the Southwest.

New Mexico To Issue New REAL IDs Nov. 14The Associated Press

New Mexico will begin issuing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, and driver's authorization cards for immigrants in the country illegally, starting Nov. 14.

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Woman Sues New Mexico State Police For Excessive ForceThe Associated Press

An Albuquerque woman is suing New Mexico State Police, saying two officers used excessive force when they shot her in the back.

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Credit Agency Downgrades New Mexico Debt – The Associated Press

A major credit rating agency has downgraded New Mexico's financial standing shortly after the adoption of new budget solvency measures by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez.

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Transit Opponents Seek Halt To ConstructionAlbuquerque Journal

Crews are digging up concrete and removing medians as part of a bus rapid transit project along Central Avenue in Albuquerque, but opponents are still trying to stop construction.

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Photo Of JFK's Visit To Los Alamos Stumps Researcher The Associated Press & The Los Alamos Monitor

Author John Bisney is trying to unravel a mystery as he writes a book about former President John F. Kennedy and his role in America's space program.

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Cash-Strapped New Mexico Takes Back Construction FundsAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a budget solvency bill that would shore up the state general fund with money from stalled construction projects.

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Feds To Launch Expanded Review Of Drilling In Chaco RegionBy Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The federal government is planning an expanded review of public lands management in northwestern New Mexico to address concerns about oil and gas development surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Heath Haussamen / New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico Governor Signs Solvency BillsAssociated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that would help address a major state budget shortfall by closing tax loopholes and tapping into reserves from a tobacco settlement fund.

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Lawmakers To Look At Expanding Broadband In New MexicoAssociated Press

Some New Mexico lawmakers are turning their focus to expanding broadband access in the state and increasing the speed of existing connections as a means to boosting competitiveness.

Arianna Sena / KUNM

UNM President Says University Committed To ReformAssociated Press

The University of New Mexico president says he's sensitive to the reality that the school didn't handle past sexual assault and harassment cases as well as it should have.

Michael Hess

Construction On Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project BeginsThe Associated Press & KOAT 

Drivers in Albuquerque can expect lane closures and some delays as crews begin heavy construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

KOAT-TV reports that the city has begun work to construct a dedicated bus lane along 9 miles of Central Ave. and work is expected to run into late 2017.

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