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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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220 Mile Procession For Fallen NM Police Officer Travels From ABQ To Las Cruces - The Associated Press

Dozens of people gathered in Albuquerque to pay their respects to a police officer who was shot and killed in a small New Mexico village.

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Sheriff Takes Over Duties In Hatch, Town MournsThe Associated Press

Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies have taken over public safety duties in the village of Hatch following the fatal shooting of one of its eight officers.

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Court Sides With Efforts To Certify Hatch Chiles - The Associated Press

A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider a decision in favor of an association of green chile growers in the Hatch Valley of Southern New Mexico in a dispute over the use of the renowned Hatch name on food labels.

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Judge Sets Date For Officer Shooting Suspect's Weapons Trial – The Associated Press

A federal judge has set the date for the trial for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer.

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Attorney General Warns Parents About 'Pokemon Go' DangersThe Associated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor is warning parents that the hit game "Pokemon Go" comes with risks for children who play it.

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Lawmakers Criticize Backlog On Medical Marijuana Applications – Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers slammed the New Mexico Department of Health Thursday at an interim committee hearing for a backlog of applications for medical marijuana cards.

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New Mexico Gets $400K From CDC To Fight ZikaAssociated Press

New Mexico is getting $400,000 from the federal government to battle the Zika virus.

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Authorities Ask For Public Help In Probe Of Church BlastsAssociated Press

A year after small explosions outside two churches stirred a scare in Las Cruces, authorities have announced $40,000 in rewards for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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Martinez Hits Trump Over Gold Star Mother RemarksAssociated Press

The nation's only Latina governor is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers in disavowing Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of a bereaved military family.

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New Mexico Treatment Program For Teen Addicts To Close Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers are trying to postpone the closure of New Mexico's only major treatment program for adolescent addicts.

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Federal Judge Oks Albuquerque Route 66 Transit PlanAssociated Press

A federal judge says Albuquerque's plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of Historic Route 66 can proceed.

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