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  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY JOBS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Executives with New Mexico's largest electric utility are touting energy efficiency, pointing to a recent report from a clean energy group that shows more than a quarter of energy sector jobs in the state are related to improving efficiency.Statistics compiled by the energy industry group E4TheFuture indicate New Mexico led all states with an 11.5% increase in energy efficiency jobs in 2018.

  • THE CASAGRANDES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nickelodeon's "The Casagrandes" premiered this week and became one of the first cartoons in U.S. history to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.The long awaited spin-off from the network's popular animation series, "The Loud House," comes as more networks take chances on Latino-themed shows.The series centers around an 11-year-old Mexican American, skateboarding girl trying to survive in the fictional town of Great Lake City.

  • NEW MEXICO COMPOUND

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with kidnapping, firearm and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized, saying she suffers from mental illness.The decision Thursday orders up to four months of hospitalization for Jany Leveille, with plans to reevaluate later whether she might be competent to stand trial.Leveille has been among five suspects awaiting trial in the case after officers raided their Taos County compound last year.

PREP FOOTBALL

Oct 18, 2019

Thursday's ScoresBy The Associated PressPREP FOOTBALL Albuquerque High 14, Rio Grande 0 Las Cruces 49, Onate 7 Sandia 16, Manzano 13___Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/ 

  • SCHOOLS CHIEF-STATE SENATE

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools district has ended her bid for a state Senate seat a week after announcing her candidacy.Veronica Garcia said Thursday she doesn't have time to run the school district and campaign.Garcia had planned to run as a Democrat for the Albuquerque-area seat held by Republic Sen. Mark Moores where she lives.

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After nearly a month of fraught negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has abandoned his attempt to form a new government. On Monday the longtime leader, who heads the conservative Likud party, acknowledged his failure to cobble a coalition together from last month's muddled election results and returned the mandate to President Reuven Rivlin.

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In the 1960s, Janis Joplin was an icon of the counterculture, a female rock star at a time when rock was an all-boys' club.

"At that point in time there weren't too many women taking center stage," biographer Holly George-Warren says. "Janis created this incredible image that went along with her amazing vocal ability. ... [She] was very, very different than most of the women that came before."

The U.S. may now keep some troops in northeast Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. It is the latest in a series of consequential pivots the Trump administration has made in its Syria policy.

Esper said the troops are needed to secure oil fields from falling into the hands of ISIS and profiting from them, The Associated Press reports. But most recently it was Russian mercenaries, not ISIS fighters, who tried to seize the oil fields and who were repulsed by U.S. airstrikes, NPR's Tom Bowman reports.

The rap on Mitt Romney is that though he isn't a fan of President Trump, when he speaks out, it's in a fairly lukewarm way.

And then it was revealed over the weekend that he's been behind an anonymous Twitter account under the nom de plume Pierre Delecto.

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