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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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New Mexico Prosecutor Calls On School Board Member To ResignThe Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is seeking the resignation of a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board concerning her prior role as executive director at a charter school that is under scrutiny for the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Santolina Developer Funded Attack AdThe Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Journal reports a controversial attack ad criticizing mayoral candidate State Auditor Tim Keller was funded partially by Western Albuquerque Land Holdings which owns Santolina.

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Archaeologists: More Protections Needed For Chaco Region Associated Press

Archaeologists and other researchers are calling for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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New Mexico Insurance Regulator Opposes GOP Health OverhaulAssociated Press

New Mexico's top insurance regulator says a Republican drive to erase the Affordable Care Act would cripple the state's efforts to provide health coverage to the poor.

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New Mexico Lawmaker Calls For Inquiry Into Investment DealsThe Associated Press

A Democratic state lawmaker is calling for an investigation after questions were raised about political donations made by financial firms that were awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in investments by the state of New Mexico.

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Santa Fe County Voters Turn Down Proposed Sales Tax IncreaseThe Associated Press

Santa Fe County voters have soundly rejected a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised money for behavioral health services and public safety jobs.

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Giant Antennas In New Mexico Search For Cosmic DiscoveriesThe Associated Press

Astronomers are using an array of giant dish antennas in the New Mexico desert for a yearslong project aimed at producing the sharpest radio view ever made of a wide swath of the sky as they search for new cosmic discoveries.

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No Boundary Changes For 2 National Monuments In New MexicoThe Associated Press

The boundaries of two national monuments in New Mexico that were part of an expansive federal review would remain the same under recommendations made by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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New Mexico's Annual Tax Breaks Surpass $1 Billion – Associated Press

An examination of New Mexico state tax breaks by the Office of the State Auditor shows that extractive industries such as oil, coal and copper mining together account for the largest share of foregone revenue.

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Indian Health Service Sets Standards For Patient Wait TimesThe Associated Press

The Indian Health Service has set agency standards for patient wait times more than a year after being criticized by a government watchdog for doing a poor job tracking them.

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Forecast: New Mexico Prisons On Track To Exceed CapacityThe Associated Press

New Mexico's prisons are nearing capacity, putting more pressure on state lawmakers to find solutions as they consider a host of criminal justice reforms ahead of the next legislative session.

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Archdiocese Of Santa Fe Releases Names Of Accused PriestsThe Associated Press

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has released the names of 74 priests and religious leaders who were accused or later found guilty of sexually abusing children by state or church authorities.

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State Putting Up Warning Signs After Deadly Dust StormsThe Associated Press & KOAT  

The New Mexico Department of Transportation says it will put up warning signs along a dust-prone stretch of I-10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border where many people have died.

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Ex-Gang Members Helping Dismantle New Mexico Prison GangThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

According to an FBI document, nearly 114 suspected members and associates of an infamous New Mexico prison gang have been arrested over the past two years with the help of over 30 former members and leaders, who have been secretly working with authorities.

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12 Arrested In Protests Of Conquistador PageantAssociated Press

Police have arrested 12 people in Santa Fe during protests about a costumed re-enactment of the return of Spanish conquerors to New Mexico after a 17th century American Indian revolt.

Police Sgt. Gardner Finney said a dozen people were arrested Friday on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Protesters were cordoned off in a corner of Santa Fe's downtown plaza during the re-enactment as police thronged the area.

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Albuquerque Seeks To Become Site For New Amazon Headquarters- The Associated Press

Albuquerque is preparing a proposal to become the site for Amazon's second headquarters, hoping founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will want to return home.

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New Mexico Governor Looking To Appeal Ruling On Vetoed BillsThe Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is asking for time to appeal a ruling overturning vetoes on bills before they become law.

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Bernalillo County Latest To Sue Opioid Makers Over MarketingThe Associated Press

New Mexico's most populous county is planning to sue opioid manufacturers over marketing practices officials say have led to soaring numbers of overdoses.

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New Mexico Students 'Walk Out' Over DACA EndThe Associated Press

Students in the most Hispanic state in the U.S. have participated in a walkout to protest the Trump's administration's decision to end Obama-era immigrant protections.

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Memorial Bricks To Be Installed At New Mexico Veterans SiteThe Associated Press

State officials say more than 400 memorial bricks bearing the names of fallen military personnel are being installed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.

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New Mexico State Reports Jump In Freshman EnrollmentAssociated Press

New Mexico State University is reporting the largest increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in more than 17 years.

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Political Anxiety, Disaster Add Fuel To Zozobra FireAssociated Press

High anxiety about White House politics, hurricane flooding and even the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is adding an extra spark to the annual burning of a giant, ghostly marionette that serves as an effigy to gloom and doom.

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Community Holds Vigil For Shooting Victims In ClovisEastern New Mexico News, Associated Press

Residents of Clovis gathered Thursday for a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of the library where six people were shot, two of them fatally, on Monday.

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Doctors Say Library Victims Saved OthersThe Associated Press

Trauma surgeons at a Texas hospital who treated patients wounded during a shooting at a public library in New Mexico this week described them as heroes for saving other people the day of the rampage.

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Teen Had Planned To Shoot Up SchoolThe Associated Press

Court documents say the teenager accused of opening fire in a New Mexico public library initially planned to shoot up his high school because he was angry but ended up going to the library instead.

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Two Library Workers Victims In Clovis Shooting - The Associated Press

Authorities say the two women who were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a public library in eastern New Mexico were both library workers.

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New Mexico Police: Shooting At Public LibraryThe Associated Press

New Mexico state police say there has been a shooting at a public library in the eastern New Mexico community Clovis.

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Santa Fe Searches For Next City Historian – Associated Press

New Mexico's capital city is searching for its next historian.