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Bandelier Officials: Years Of Fires Can Cause Falling Trees Associated Press

Multiple fires have weakened many trees at Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to warn hikers about the dangers of suddenly falling trees.

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Western Governors Want Federal Help In Invasive Mussel FightThe Associated Press

Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways.

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University Of New Mexico Names 1st Woman PresidentThe Associated Press

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents made history Thursday as it named Garnett Stokes the first woman president to lead the state's flagship school.

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President Trump Nominates Santa Fe Lawyer For US AttorneyThe Associated Press

President Donald Trump has nominated a Santa Fe attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for the state of New Mexico.

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Study Finds New Mexico Not Prepared For Another RecessionThe Associated Press

A study says that New Mexico is not prepared to withstand another recession, should it come, given its depleted financial reserves.

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New Mexico AG, Insurance Firm Reach $18.5M SettlementThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office has reached an $18.5 million settlement agreement with the state's largest health insurance provider over unpaid premium taxes.

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New Mexico Political Corruption Case Heads To Trial – The Associated Press

A former New Mexico state senator goes on trial next week on corruption charges in a high-stakes showdown with state prosecutors. The case comes to a head as voters consider creating an independent state ethics commission to shore up oversight of elected officials.

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3 Council Members Criticize Albuquerque Police Monitor- The Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

Three members of the Albuquerque City Council want the city auditor to review the performance of the independent monitor charged with making sure Albuquerque police are implementing reforms.

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Al Hurricane, 'Godfather Of New Mexico Music,' Dies- The Associated Press

Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.

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Killer of Navajo Nation Girl Gets Life Prison SentenceRussell Conteras, Associated Press

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children.

Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the May 2016 killing of Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Nation.

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New Mexico Judge Orders Release Of Clergy Sex Abuse RecordsThe Associated Press

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has released hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members in response to an order from a New Mexico judge.

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New Mexico Governor Seeks Repeal Of Bail ReformsAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is calling for the repeal and replacement of a constitutional amendment approved last year to overhaul the state's bail system.

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Miners To Make More Room For Nuclear Waste At US RepositoryThe Associated Press

Federal contract workers are expected to begin mining operations at the nation's nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository.

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US Supreme Court Backs Push To Remove Ten Commandments Monument In NMThe Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

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Forest Officials Advise Visitors To Watch For Mountain Lion Associated Press

Gila National Forest officials say visitors to the Mogollon Box day-user area northwest of Silver City should be on the lookout for a mountain lion.

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Critics Of New Mexico Science Standards Organize Protests – The Associated Press

Critics of New Mexico's proposed changes to public school science standards are gathering to protest the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the earth.

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New Mexico Seeks Comments On Statewide Bicycle NetworkThe Associated Press

New Mexico transportation officials want to establish a statewide bicycle network and they're asking for the public's help.

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Albuquerque School Board Opposes State Education ProposalThe Associated Press

The board for New Mexico's largest school district is opposing the state's proposed changes to science teaching standards that substitute references to rising global temperatures and climate change with statements about climate "fluctuations."

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New Mexico Adopts Political Disclosure Rules For Dark MoneyThe Associated Press

New disclosure rules for political spending took effect Tuesday in New Mexico that require independent groups that spend heavily to influence the outcome of elections to name their contributors — under certain circumstances.

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Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Amid TensionsAssociated Press

Santa Fe is celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day with a series of Native American dance performances on the city's downtown plaza. Last year Santa Fe began honoring Native Americans on the federal Columbus Day holiday.

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University Of New Mexico Regents Name Presidential FinalistsAssociated Press

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has chosen five finalists for president of the Albuquerque-based school.

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Judge Orders Sanctions Against Albuquerque In Shooting CaseThe Associated Press

A New Mexico judge ordered sanctions against the city of Albuquerque in the lawsuit involving the woman fatally shot by a police officer in 2014.

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New Mexico Governor Appeals Ruling On Voided VetoesThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is appealing a state judge's decision to void her vetoes on 10 bills that cleared the Legislature with little to no opposition earlier this year.

Albuquerque Voters Head To The Polls To Choose Next Mayor – Associated Press

Voters are set to choose among seven candidates vying to become the next mayor of New Mexico's largest city.

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New Mexico Land Commissioner Cancels Run For CongressThe Associated Press

A spokeswoman for New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says he has canceled his campaign for Congress.

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New Mexico Reduces Estimate For Missing TaxesAssociated Press

New Mexico's top insurance regulator says that an independent audit of unpaid insurance premium taxes shows far less money is owed to the state than previously thought.

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New Mexico Legislators Are Concerned About Spaceport's CostsThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

New Mexico lawmakers are questioning if more state funding is necessary for the commercial spaceport in the southern part of the state.

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Court Invalidates 10 Vetoes By Governor MartinezThe Associated Press

New Mexico's secretary of state says 10 bills have been enacted into law after a court found that vetoes by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez were invalid.

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District Attorney To New Mexico Lawmakers: You Must Act NowThe Associated Press

The top prosecutor in New Mexico's busiest judicial district is telling legislators that the situation is growing dire and that the state's troubled criminal justice system needs to be reformed urgently.

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Rising New Mexico Crime Rates Propelled By AlbuquerqueThe Associated Press

The FBI is reporting rising rates of property and violent crime in New Mexico that is largely propelled by increases in the state's most populous city Albuquerque.

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