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  • EX-OFFICIAL CONVICTED

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Rio Arriba County commissioner faces up to 18 months in prison when he is sentenced on a conviction for violating the state's procurement code. A state District Court judge ruled this week that ex-Commissioner Barney Trujillo of Chimayo violated the procurement code when he failed to disclose contributions he'd made to an Española school board member's campaign.

  • FARM LABOR SHORTAGE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales says the state is stepping in to ensure a timely chile harvest after growers and producers raised concerns about an inadequate supply of labor. Morales said Wednesday that the state will funnel up to $5 million in federal pandemic relief toward enhanced wages for farmers who harvest New Mexico's renowned green and red chile crop in the late summer and early fall. Some Republican state legislators this week urged Democratic Gov.

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales says the state is stepping in to ensure a timely chile harvest after growers and producers raised concerns about an inadequate supply of labor. Morales said Wednesday that the state will funnel up to $5 million in federal pandemic relief toward enhanced wages for farmers who harvest New Mexico's renowned green and red chile crop in the late summer and early fall. Some Republican state legislators this week urged Democratic Gov.

Today in History

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  • Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days left in the year.

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On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on charges of leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike; it was the beginning of 27 years of imprisonment.

Today in Entertainment History

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On Aug. 5, 1957, "American Bandstand," with host Dick Clark, debuted on ABC. The first act to appear was The Chordettes, who later had a hit with the song "Lollipop."In 1962, actor Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36.In 1966, The Beatles released their "Revolver" album in Britain. It was released in the U.S.

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Updated August 5, 2021 at 12:52 PM ET

Richard Trumka, the leader of the powerful AFL-CIO union and a close ally of Democratic Party officials, has died. He was 72.

MUMBAI, India – As his teammates cried with joy, India's goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh scrambled atop his goalposts, his padded legs dangling, and stretched his arms wide, pumping two fists in the air.

The curse was broken.

When India defeated Germany to win a bronze medal Thursday in Olympic men's field hockey, it was the country's first medal in that sport since 1980 – a decade before any of the current players were even born.

Rarely does practice, in fact, make perfect.

But on Thursday, Chinese athlete Quan Hongchan performed two dives that received perfect 10 scores by all seven judges on her way to winning gold in the women's 10-meter platform final.

TOKYO — In an upset, 18-year-old Spaniard Alberto Ginés López has taken the first-ever Olympic gold medal in sport climbing, edging out U.S. climber Nathaniel Coleman. Jakob Schubert of Austria won bronze.

Seven of the top male climbers in the world faced off on a wall in Tokyo on Thursday evening local time, as two announcers – a woman speaking in Japanese and a man speaking in English – gave live commentary and a DJ blasted upbeat music. Break dancers performed — wouldn't you know it — during a break.

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