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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's medical cannabis program is attracting enrollment from outside the state after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement. Enrollment figures from the state Health Department show that 215 registered medical marijuana patients reside outside New Mexico. New Mexico medical marijuana provider Ultra Health says nonresident patients are coming primarily from the neighboring state of Texas and from as far away as Illinois and Michigan.

  • COUNTRY SINGER-DEADLY CRASH

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff says Texas country singer Kylie Rae Harris was legally impaired by alcohol and driving 95 miles per hour when she and another driver were killed in a three-vehicle crash in September. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe says in a statement Thursday that toxicology testing showed Harris had a blood-alcohol level of .28 percent. That is more than three times the legal limit for impaired driving. Holgrefe says on-board computer data also indicated  Harris was driving 102 mph (164 mph) before the crash.

  • COWBOYS FOR TRUMP-WHITE SANDS

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group Cowboys for Trump is facing criticism after a member bragged the group brought iconic gypsum sands from the White Sands National Monument to Washington for a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The Alamogordo Daily News reports Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin said the group brought four "big plastic bins" of the sand for the ceremony Wednesday. Removing natural resources from national monuments is illegal without permission. Democratic New Mexico. Gov.

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Dec 6, 2019

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Today is Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2019. There are 25 days left in the year.

  • COWBOYS FOR TRUMP-WHITE SANDS

Cowboys for Trump take national monument sand to DCALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group Cowboys for Trump is facing criticism after a member bragged the group brought iconic gypsum sands from the White Sands National Monument to Washington for a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The Alamogordo Daily News reports Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin said the group brought four "big plastic bins" of the sand for the ceremony Wednesday.

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