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BELEN, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a small New Mexico city has announced he will donate a year of his salary to help open a museum in town dedicated to a feminist artist.KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova recently announced he would give around $10,000 toward an effort to erect a museum celebrating artist Judy Chicago.The contemporary artist backed out of a deal with the city of Belen to open a museum showcasing her art following a backlash.


2 trains derail in collision near Belen Rail Runner StationBELEN, N.M.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are looking for two juvenile offenders who walked away from a state facility in Albuquerque.The State Police said Saturday that 20-year-old Zane Fernandez of Carlsbad and 17-year-old Benjamin Galindo of Roswell walked away from the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center.Fernandez is described as Hispanic, 148 pounds (67 kilograms), 5-foot-5 (165 centimeters) with black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both forearms, his right upper arm and the corners of both eyes.

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