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  • INSPECTING NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From taco stands to toxic waste, environmental regulators are tasked with inspecting tens of thousands of businesses, restaurants and industrial sites every year.Demand far outpaces the number of available inspectors, so the head of the New Mexico Environment Department is calling for legislators to make a bigger investment in the agency to address the problem.Environment Secretary James Kenney is asking for an additional $8.8 million in state general funds.

Today in History

Nov 29, 2019

  • Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2019. There are 32 days left in the year.

  • DWI CHECKPOINTS

New Mexico police to crack down on DWI in DecemberALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Today in History

Nov 28, 2019

  • Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2019. There are 33 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 28, 1942, fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing 492 people in the deadliest nightclub blaze ever. (The cause of the rapidly-spreading fire, which began in the basement, is in dispute; one theory is that a busboy accidentally ignited an artificial palm tree while using a lighted match to fix a light bulb.)

  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico officials urge shoppers to go small, localSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are urging residents to shop local.This year's Small Business Saturday tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m.

  • HIGH SCHOOL COACH-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Former school basketball coach pleads guilty to sex chargesLAS VEGAS, N.M.

  • BABY OCELOTS

Albuquerque zoo welcomes baby ocelotsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's zoo is celebrating the births of two ocelots.Officials at the ABQ BioPark announced Tuesday that the kittens were born in October.Mammal Curator Erin Flynn says the births mark an important milestone for the zoo.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Christmas tree permits are now available at Bureau of Land Management offices around New Mexico.Federal land managers say the $5 permits will be sold in Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe through Dec. 24.For the Rio Puerco and Taos areas, Christmas tree harvesters are able to purchase a permit online.Only piñon and juniper trees are available for harvest as Christmas trees on BLM lands.When transporting a tree taken from BLM public land, officials say the permit must be attached to the tree. 

Today in History

Nov 27, 2019

  • Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2019. There are 34 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH'-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. (White served five years for manslaughter; he committed suicide in Oct. 1985.)

  • BABY OCELOTS

Albuquerque zoo welcomes baby ocelotsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's zoo is celebrating the births of two ocelots.Officials at the ABQ BioPark announced Tuesday that the kittens were born in October.Mammal Curator Erin Flynn says the births mark an important milestone for the zoo.

  • TRUMP-NATIVE AMERICANS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives.The task force will be overseen by Attorney General William Barr and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-CRIME CRACKDOWN

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Davie has agreed to step aside as New Mexico's coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos.Davie and athletic director Eddie Nuñez announced Monday that the former Notre Dame coach will step down after Saturday's game against Utah State, calling it a mutual decision."After meeting with coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program," Nuñez said in a statement.

  • MASS SHOOTINGS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has convoked a second meeting of legislators and law enforcement officials in response to the August mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.In a statement on Monday, the first-year Democratic governor described a meeting with the state attorney general, state House speaker and U.S.

Today in History

Nov 26, 2019

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2019. There are 35 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 26, 2000, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W.

  • MASS SHOOTINGS-NEW MEXICO

Lawmakers, enforcers weigh response to El Paso mass shootingSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has convoked a second meeting of legislators and law enforcement officials in response to the August mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.In a statement on Monday, the first-year Democratic governor described a meeting with the state attorney general, state House speaker and U.S.

  • ELECTION 2020-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are throwing their financial support in the presidential race primarily behind candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.An analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows the two notably progressive candidates for the Democratic nomination have raised more dollars from individuals in New Mexico than other candidates.

 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Jabari Rice matched his career high with 21 points as New Mexico State defeated Colorado State 78-70 in overtime in the Cayman Islands Classic on Monday.Rice missed a potential game-winning corner 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation, but then he took over by scoring 12 points in the extra period. The Aggies defense also held the Rams to 10 points in the final 5 minutes.Trevelin Queen had 19 points for New Mexico State (3-3), which never trailed. Shunn Buchanan added eight rebounds.Nico Carvacho had 18 points for the Rams (3-3).

  • BAIL REFORM-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with New Mexico's court system says bail reforms are working and the state is moving in the right direction.Artie Pepin, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, appeared Monday in Santa Fe before a panel of state lawmakers.

Today in History

Nov 25, 2019

 Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2019. There are 36 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov.

  • STATE COURT SYSTEM-FUNDING

Lawmakers asked to boost spending on New Mexico court system(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • STATE COURT SYSTEM-FUNDING

Lawmakers asked to boost spending on New Mexico court system(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • PRISONER TRANSPORT-SEX ASSAULT

Prisoner transport officer sentenced for sexual misconduct(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • PRISONER TRANSPORT-SEX ASSAULT

Prisoner transport officer sentenced for sexual misconduct(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • PRISONER TRANSPORT-SEX ASSAULT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • OIL BOOM-POLITICS

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Democrat front-runners for the party's presidential nomination have promised to ban oil and gas leasing on federal lands if elected.The Carlsbad Current Argus reports that has caused some concerns in New Mexico, where the industry was credited for billion-dollar budget surpluses in recent years. Much of the revenue has been funneled to educational initiatives.U.S. Rep.

  • BOY SCOUT RANCH

One of the most spectacular properties owned by the Boy Scouts of America is being been mortgaged to help secure the youth organization's line of credit.The Boy Scouts say there is no plan to sell the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. It is being used as collateral to help meet financial needs that include rising insurance costs related to sex-abuse litigation.The move dismayed a member of Philmont's oversight committee, who says it violates agreements made when the land was donated in 1938.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — JaQuan Lyle scored 24 points, Carlton Bragg made two free throws with 43.9 seconds, and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 78-77 on Thursday night.Lyle made 9 of 14 from the field and Bragg finished with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and four steals. JJ Caldwell added nine points — all in the second half — and seven assists for the Lobos (5-1).Trevelin Queen scored six points during a 12-4 run that gave New Mexico State a 75-73 lead with 2:22 left in the game when he capped the spurt with two free throws.

  • OFFICER-STREAMING YOUTUBE-CRASH

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

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