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  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is considering whether to extend its medical cannabis program to dogs with epilepsy and people with attention deficit disorder.Petitions for new qualifying medical conditions have been filed with the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board at its upcoming meeting in December. The Department of Health withheld the names of petition sponsors.One petition cites recent studies in veterinary medicine to suggest authorization of cannabis for animals coping with seizures.

  • TAOS-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Taos Air has announced it will begin direct charter flights from Taos to Los Angeles and San Diego area.The company said this week it will start direct charter flight service to and from Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles and McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, beginning Jan. 9.Taos Air says it will provide flights under two and a half hours one way at prices comparable to commercial services.

  • VIOLENT CRIME-NEW MEXICO

Mayor seeks help in stopping 'cycle' of violence, homicidesSANTA FE, N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters say back-to-back storm systems will pass across New Mexico this week, bringing showers and thunderstorms starting late Tuesday and "treacherous" travel conditions in mountain passes by Thursday.The National Weather Service says the first system will spread northeast through the state late Tuesday night and Wednesday.

  • IMMIGRATION-HUNGER STRIKES

MILAN, N.M.

  • IMMIGRATION-HUNGER STRIKES

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with solitary(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)MILAN, N.M.

  • ELECTION 2020-EMBATTLED LAWMAKER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, one of the most liberal lawmakers in New Mexico, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a former campaign worker.Edwina Cisneros recently announced she will seek to unseat Roybal Caballero from her southwest Albuquerque seat.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, one of the most liberal lawmakers in New Mexico, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a former campaign worker.Edwina Cisneros recently announced she will seek to unseat Roybal Caballero from her southwest Albuquerque seat.

  • ELECTION 2020-EMBATTLED LAWMAKER

Liberal New Mexico lawmaker facing challenge from ex-aideALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, one of the most liberal lawmakers in New Mexico, is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a former campaign worker.Edwina Cisneros recently announced she will seek to unseat Roybal Caballero from her southwest Albuquerque seat.

  • LOS ALAMOS AIRPORT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County has big plans for its airport.The northern New Mexico community is seeking to revitalize the airport through an estimated $9.7 million expansion plan.The Los Alamos Monitor reports the Federal Aviation Administration would fund most of it, with the county and state pitching in.Airport Manager Cameron Humphries presented a proposal to local transportation officials Thursday.

  • TV-N SCOTT MOMADAY

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” says he’s not done writing and is vowing to finish his long-anticipated memoir.In a rare interview with The Associated Press, the 85-year-old author says he’s excited about a new PBS documentary about his life. But he remains surprised other writers have said his work has influenced them.Momaday says he’s proud to see so many new Native American writers have successful careers since the publication of his first novel.

  • TV-N SCOTT MOMADAY

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” says he’s not done writing and is vowing to finish his long-anticipated memoir.In a rare interview with The Associated Press, the 85-year-old author says he’s excited about a new PBS documentary about his life. But he remains surprised other writers have said his work has influenced them.Momaday says he’s proud to see so many new Native American writers have successful careers since the publication of his first novel.

  • NEW MEXICO OUTSIDE

Officials tout New Mexico’s potential as outdoor rec capitalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of New Mexico’s new office of outdoor recreation says the potential for the Land of Enchantment to become the go-to place for outdoor enthusiasts is enormous.Axie Navas testified before a panel of state lawmakers Thursday.

  • JEFFREY EPSTEIN-VICTIM COMPENSATION

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the estate of Jeffrey Epstein want to set up a fund to compensate women who have accused him of sexual abuse.The estate filed papers Thursday in the U.S.

  • OIL BOOM-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal forecasters say drilling in the United States is expected to drive global crude oil production through 2020.The U.S. Energy Information Administration offered some details on the forecast Wednesday. Industry officials are expecting New Mexico to close 2019 as a record-setting year.The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association’s Robert McEntyre said producers are poised to top 300 million barrels for the year and daily production levels could reach 1 million barrels before 2020.The U.S.

  • OIL BOOM-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico on pace to break oil production recordALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal forecasters say drilling in the United States is expected to drive global crude oil production through 2020.The U.S. Energy Information Administration offered some details on the forecast Wednesday.

  • ASYLUM-SEEKERS-WORK PERMITS

US proposes tougher rules on work permits for asylum-seekersWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to make it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their immigration cases are pending.U.S.

  • ASYLUM-SEEKERS-WORK PERMITS

US proposes tougher rules on work permits for asylum-seekersWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to make it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their immigration cases are pending.U.S.

  • LAS CRUCES SCHOOLS-BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

Las Cruces school district wants to boost bilingual programsLAS CRUCES, N.M.

  • METHANE FIGHT-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov.

  • MIGRANT CHILDREN-THE TRAUMA

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him.After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, she arrived back in Honduras convinced her once-beloved father abandoned her.

  • IMMERSION ARTS STARTUP-NEW MEXICO

Taxpayer money, state endorsement fuels Meow Wolf expansionSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf has been awarded more than a half-million dollars in state job-training funds.The board of the New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program on Friday approved the $528,000 grant to the production arm of Meow Wolf as the Santa Fe-based startup plans new venues to Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and Washington D.C.Expansion efforts are anchored at a one-acre warehouse in New Mexico's state capital city.

  • IMMERSION ARTS STARTUP-NEW MEXICO

Taxpayer money, state endorsement fuels Meow Wolf expansionSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf has been awarded more than a half-million dollars in state job-training funds.The board of the New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program on Friday approved the $528,000 grant to the production arm of Meow Wolf as the Santa Fe-based startup plans new venues to Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and Washington D.C.Expansion efforts are anchored at a one-acre warehouse in New Mexico's state capital city.

  • SUPREME COURT-ATTORNEY'S DEATH

New Mexico Supreme Court asked to review lawyer's 2010 death(Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • TV-THE WARRIOR TRADITION

Film probes history of Native Americans in the US militaryALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new PBS film, "The Warrior Tradition," seeks to examine the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military since World War I.Through interviews with veterans, the documentary shows how Native American veterans transformed the life for tribal members and used their service to expand civil rights.The film illustrates the mixed feelings some Native Americans felt toward the U.S.

  • ALBUQUERQUE POLICE-EXCESSIVE FORCE

New Mexico police achieve compliance with oversight policies(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

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