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State Officials Investigate APS Board Vice PresidentAlbuquerque Journal

The vice president of the Albuquerque Public Schools board is under investigation for seeking reimbursement for a cleaning bill.

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Santa Fe Archbishop: US Detention Policy WrongAssociated Press

Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archbishop John Wester says the federal government isn't giving detained immigrants due process and called on U.S. officials to change that.

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Family Of Man Shot Outside Home Sends Feds LetterAssociated Press

The family of a man shot outside his home as deputy U.S. marshals sought to arrest a homicide suspect nearby has sent a letter to federal officials, saying they have been stonewalled while requesting answers in the case.

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Colorado Officials Take Key Step In Gold King Mine Cleanup Durango Herald, Associated Press

The Silverton town trustees and San Juan County commissioners have voted to seek a Superfund designation to clean up of dozens of old Colorado mines, including one that tainted rivers in three states.

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New Mexico Gov. Martinez Formally Requests REAL ID Waiver

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has formally requested a waiver from federal REAL ID requirements after state lawmakers passed a bill to revise the state's driver's license law.

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Budget Woes Could Call New Mexico Lawmakers Back To Work-Associated Press

New Mexico's Legislature could be called back to the capitol for a special session later this year if state revenues continue their downward slide.

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Lawmakers Wrap Up 2016 Session – Albuquerque Journal, The Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has adjourned after a 30-day legislative session. The House and Senate wrapped up work yesterday with major political compromises in place to revise driver's licenses for immigrants, overhaul the state's bail bond system and trim spending next year.

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UNM Researchers Have Low-Cost Method To Battle Zika – Albuquerque Journal

University of New Mexico researchers are looking to patent and produce a concoction of lemon grass oil and yeast to battle the Zika virus.

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$1M Donation To Boost Restoration Efforts Along Rio Grande – Associated Press

A $1 million donation from a nonprofit group is expected to triple the acres thinned along the Rio Grande Valley in northern New Mexico and help leverage more funding for restoration projects.

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New Mexico Legislature Sends REAL ID Bill To GovernorAssociated Press

New Mexico's Legislature has approved a plan to make New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

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New APD Policy Minimizes Use of Force – Albuquerque Journal

Officers in the Albuquerque Police Department are training under new guidelines that emphasize de-escalating situations as part of a larger reform effort.

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Panel Oks Revamped New Mexico REAL ID Bill With Fingerprints- Associated Press

A New Mexico Senate committee has passed a revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with an immigrant fingerprint provision sought by House Republicans.

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New Mexico Braces For Budget Crunch Linked To Oil PricesAssociated Press

Leaders of the New Mexico Senate are urging state agencies to institute cost-saving measures and plan to rewrite a budget for next year approved by the Republican-controlled House in response to declining revenue forecasts.

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Lawmakers Calls For Freeze On State HiringAlbuquerque Journal

An influential lawmaker is calling for a freeze on hiring state workers and a ban on nonessential travel as New Mexico faces ongoing budget struggles.

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DOE Chief Says WIPP Will Reopen This Year – Albuquerque Journal

The U.S. Energy Secretary said the government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico will reopen by the end of the year.

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Sheriff Orders Internal Investigation Into Elderly Man’s DeathAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The sheriff of Bernalillo County has ordered an internal affairs investigation into the death of an elderly man after a standoff with deputies last fall.

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House Passes $6.3 Billion BudgetAssociated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives passed a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

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New Mexico REAL ID Compromise Passes 2nd Test-Associated Press

A second Senate committee has passed a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

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Lawsuit: Sheriffs Used Pepper Balls And K-9 On Elderly ManAlbuquerque Journal

Family members of an elderly man who was shot with pepper balls and taken down by a K-9 dog have filed suit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

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Study Critiques APD Lapel Camera Policy – Albuquerque Journal

A new report finds policies on using lapel cameras in the Albuquerque Police Department are confusing and impact officers’ actions interacting with people on their beats.

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Medicaid Edges Out Political Agendas In New Mexico – Associated Press

Rising costs for health care linked to the expansion of Medicaid in New Mexico are crowding out initiatives sought by Gov. Susana Martinez.

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APS Seeks $575 Million In Bond ElectionAlbuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Public Schools is looking for more than half a billion dollars from voters in a bond election on Tuesday.

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New Mexico Child Pornography Loophole Bill Heads To Senate- Associated Press

A New Mexico House-approved bill aimed at closing a loophole in the state's pornography law protecting children faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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The Latest: Change-Of-Venue Motion Denied In Police ShootingThe Associated Press

A judge has denied a motion to move the trial for two former Albuquerque officers charged with second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man in 2014.

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New Mexico Court Approves Changes To Speedy Trial RuleThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court has approved changes to a rule designed to diminish the backlog of criminal cases awaiting trial in Bernalillo County.

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Proposal To Expand New Mexico's 'Three-Strikes' Law AdvancesThe Associated Press

A proposal to expand the New Mexico's "three-strikes" law for sentencing habitual offenders has cleared another hurdle.

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Sprint To Cut Nearly 400 Jobs In New Mexico- Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Business First    

Sprint is shutting down the Rio Rancho customer call center next month.

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 GOP-Sponsored REAL ID Fix Clears First HurdleAssociated Press

A GOP-sponsored bill that would make New Mexico compliant under the REAL ID Act and allow some  immigrants to obtain driver's permit cards has cleared its first hurdle.

Department Of Defense Announces New Mexico ID RestrictionsAssociated Press

The U.S. Department of Defense says it will no longer accept New Mexico driver's licenses at its installations nationwide.

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Officer In Boyd Shooting Seeking Reinstatement – Associated Press

One of the Albuquerque officers slated to stand trial for shooting a mentally ill homeless man wants his job back.

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