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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is being sued by single mothers and an advocacy group who claim the state's child welfare agency is using vague regulations to deny child care assistance to thousands of low-income families.The complaint , filed late Tuesday in state district court, comes as New Mexico is struggling with some of the nation's highest poverty and unemployment rates.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Supervision of Holloman Air Force Base and the 49th Wing assigned to the southern New Mexico base is being shifted from one Air Force command to another.Holloman officials say on the base's website that the reassignment from the Air Combat Command to the Air Education and Training Command will take place during a ceremony scheduled Friday morning with the change take effect on Monday.Holloman hosts training units for MQ-9 Reaper drones and for F-16V fighters. 

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former senior adviser for President Barack Obama is expected to speak at New Mexico State University next week.The university says its Interdisciplinary Studies Department and Gender Studies Program has tapped Valerie Jarrett to present at the Women's Leadership Salon.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state will receive approximately $760,000 under a $148 million nationwide settlement between 50 states and Uber.The settlement announced Wednesday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan stems from the ride-hailing company's yearlong delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers about the theft of their personal information.Uber learned in November 2016 that hackers had accessed personal data, including driver's license information, for roughly 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

 lBy RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse will await trial behind bars, a federal judge decided Tuesday, as his accusers in the audience applauded.Defense attorney Samuel Winder argued in court that Arthur Perrault was not a flight risk as he had no passport, no family and no means of leaving the country.

New Mexico lawmaker found guilty of DWI in Albuquerque

Sep 26, 2018

By MARY HUDETZ, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Sisters' Council of the Diocese of Gallup is planning weekly prayer gatherings in response to the ongoing sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church.The sisters in a statement said they will commit themselves to praying the rosary either privately or with community members every Wednesday.The Gallup Independent reports two local prayer gatherings are scheduled this Wednesday.Sister Pat Bietsch, chair of the Sisters' Council, suggested the community prayer gatherings.

By MARY HUDETZ, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse will await trial behind bars, a federal judge decided Tuesday, as his accusers in the audience applauded.Defense attorney Samuel Winder argued in court that Arthur Perrault was not a flight risk as he had no passport, no family and no means of leaving the country. But prosecutors described him as a danger to the community who fled before."He is known to manipulate and gain the trust of people," federal Prosecutor Sean Sullivan told U.S.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI's latest crime statistics show New Mexico again ranks among the most dangerous states.The FBI's report released Monday shows the rates of violent crime and property crime in the state increased in 2017.The state ranked first in the country for burglary and robbery and second in the country for motor vehicle theft behind Alaska — an improvement from 2016.The same report shows the violent crime and murder rates declining nationally for the first time since 2014.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces will receive $11 million in federal funding to spend on public transportation needs.The Federal Transit Administration announced the funding Tuesday. In all, more than $366 million in grants will go to dozens of projects to improve the safety and reliability of community bus systems across the United States.Las Cruces will use its share to build a new transit maintenance and operations center.

By MARY HUDETZ and RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday.Arthur J.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Josh Adkins hit Royce Caldwell on a 53-yard scoring strike late in the third quarter to give New Mexico State the cushion it needed to beat UTEP 27-20 in the Battle of I-10 on Saturday night.New Mexico State (1-4) grabbed its first win of the season and administered the 16th straight loss to the Miners. It is the longest active losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Saturday's Scores

Sep 22, 2018

 By The Associated Press

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Dora 50, Pine Hill 0

Fort Sumner/House 56, Mission Achievement & Success 0

Hope Christian 36, Bloomfield 21

Los Lunas 38, Cibola 35

Magdalena 52, Ramah 0

Newcomb 40, Lordsburg 38

St. Pius X 21, Portales 20

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Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico's top academic official says "hard decisions" loom due to a steeper-than-expected drop in student enrollment.The Albuquerque Journal reports interim Provost Richard Wood announced in an email this week that the university's main campus enrollment dropped 7 percent this fall.

Thursday's Scores

Sep 21, 2018

By The Associated Press

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Eldorado 42, Albuquerque High 8

Las Cruces 42, Gadsden 0

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Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/

New Mexico candidates clash on issues, never smoked pot

Sep 20, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M.

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.

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