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ANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A $3.2 billion federal grant has been awarded to construct a state veterans' cemetery in the northern New Mexico town of Angel Fire.U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, on Wednesday announced approval of funding for the cemetery through a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.Udall says the facility will make it easier for many veterans to visit the gravesites of loved ones.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall.Trump tells Hill.TV in an interview published Wednesday that he marveled at the Flight 93 National Memorial during a visit last week.Trump tells the outlet, "They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville."He says, "What they did is incredible," adding: "They have a series of walls, I'm saying, it's like perfect.

By MARY HUDETZ, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The national Democratic and Republican parties are jumping into a bellwether congressional race in southern New Mexico that may determine which party controls the U.S. House.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee each have purchased attack ads this week in a race for the open U.S. House seat along the U.S.-Mexico border.The Democratic ad attacks Republican Yvette Herrell for failing to disclose nearly $500,000 in state contracts while a state lawmaker.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The national Democratic and Republican parties are jumping into a bellwether congressional race in southern New Mexico that may determine which party controls the U.S. House.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee each have purchased attack ads this week in a race for the open U.S. House seat along the U.S.-Mexico border.The Democratic ad attacks Republican Yvette Herrell for failing to disclose nearly $500,000 in state contracts while a state lawmaker.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces has placed a priest on leave following allegations of sexual misconduct with adults.Bishop Oscar Cantu said in a news release Monday that the Rev. Rogelio Martinez, a pastor at St. Genevieve Parish, is on administrative leave with pay while multiple allegations are investigated.Cantu said the allegations "are serious in nature" and may involve clergy or church personnel.Diocese officials are launching an internal probe. They say a review board will look at the results.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of New Mexico's flagship university promised Monday to adopt further reforms amid an investigation into the school's athletic program and criticism over how regents voted to cut some sports.In her first annual state of the university address, University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes said she would work to make the school more transparent and pointed out that she has created a search committee to make hires for key administrative positions.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A national consumer advocacy group is joining the fight against a proposed nuclear waste storage site in southeastern New MexicoThe Roswell Daily Record reports the Washington, D.C.-based Public Citizen announced last week it had filed to intervene in the license application submitted by Holtec International to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.Holtec International, a New Jersey-based company specializing in nuclear storage, has applied to the U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Washington to attend a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration hosted by President Donald Trump.The nation's only Latina governor attended a White House Hispanic Heritage Month event on Monday, days after Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of New Mexico's flagship university is scheduled to deliver the annual state of the university address Monday.President Garnett Stokes, in her first 200 days in office, has wrestled with criticism from state lawmakers, city leaders and others for a decision to cut some sports teams as part of an effort to rein in spending within the troubled athletics department.Stokes said in a statement ahead of the address that the university has much to celebrate, but it also has real challenges.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor says he's ending the city's contract with the National Rifle Association to host an annual shooting championship for police.The Albuquerque Journal reports Mayor Tim Keller announced late Friday that the contest Albuquerque has hosted since 2007 is a cost and resource burden to the city and "is a bad fit for Albuquerque." Keller says the city will stop hosting the event in future years.The NRA's National Police Shooting Championships are scheduled for Sept.

Friday's Scores

Sep 15, 2018

By The Associated Press

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Animas 61, Fort Hancock, Texas 16

Artesia 56, Deming 12

Belen 41, Highland 0

Bernalillo 53, Shiprock 0

Centennial 43, Sandia 7

Dexter 35, Hatch Valley 6

EP Coronado, Texas 10, Carlsbad 9

Eldorado 49, Atrisco Heritage 13

Escalante 51, Pojoaque 18

Espanola Valley 42, Gallup 6

Eunice 56, Tularosa 6

Farmington 32, Aztec 27

Floyd 32, Hondo 24

Fort Sumner/House 43, Jal 8

Gadsden 34, Chaparral 8

Goddard 28, Portales 0

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from New Mexico are trying to thwart efforts to downsize and reorganize an independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities.Democrats Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say they secured language in a spending bill to prohibit the use of any appropriated funds to carry out the proposed reorganization of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, unless changes are vetted and authorized by Congress.The other provision calls for the U.S.

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say the school has recorded the second highest enrollment in its 84-year history with fall enrollment coming in just slightly behind last year's numbers.Total enrollment topped 6,015, compared to 6,027 for the same semester last year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico president has filled the school's position of chief legal counsel.Loretta Martinez has been appointed to fill the position starting Oct. 1. She'll start at UNM after serving as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs at City University of New York.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Saturday's Scores

Sep 8, 2018

By The Associated Press

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Bernalillo 50, Albuquerque Academy 0

Centennial 42, Manzano 9

Hope Christian 44, Moriarty 0

Santa Fe Indian 47, McCurdy 6

St. Pius X 27, Kirtland Central 19

Volcano Vista 56, Onate 14

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By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports WriterMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico.Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and he took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day.Taylor also matched a career-high with three rushing touchdowns , and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to pull away for a 45-14 win on Saturday."I've got to take care of the body after a game.

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two people have been arrested in the beating of a homeless man last month.Police say 18-year-old Ignacio Avila and a 15-year-old boy were arrested this week for the Aug. 9 attack on 28-year-old William Henderson.Authorities have said Henderson was asleep in the doorway of a coffee shop when he was attacked.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation leaders say voter rolls list many tribe members in wrong political boundaries in a southeastern Utah county where districts were overturned for being illegally drawn based on race.The Salt Lake Tribune reports leaders are asking the state to intervene before possible incorrect ballots are issued for the November election.San Juan County officials dispute that the problem is that large or serious, saying they are working to resolve some issues created because a quarter of residents use post office boxes instead of street addresses.Leonard Gorman, executive

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