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  • VIRTUAL REALITY STARTUP

Santa Fe startup gets $1M grant for virtual reality tech(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)SANTA FE, N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of two Native American women in Congress endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, citing the Massachusetts senator's priorities for helping working families.
U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland, D-New Mexico, announced her endorsement in social media posts that describe Warren as a partner on policies that affect Native Americans.
On Instagram , a tinted photograph of Haaland and Warren side by side was accompanied by praise for Warren's approach to student loan debt and a crisis in missing and murdered indigenous women.

  • ELECTION 2020-WARREN ENDORSEMENT

Native American congresswoman endorses Elizabeth Warren
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of two Native American women in Congress has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland of New Mexico on Tuesday announced her endorsement in social media posts that describe Warren as a great friend and partner on policies that affect Indian Country.

  • NEW MEXICO-JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT

New Mexico's journalism department to lose accreditation(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • NEW MEXICO-JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT

New Mexico's journalism department to lose accreditation(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • NEW CAMPAIGN RULES-NEW MEXICO

Legislative leaders take command of campaign resourcesSANTA FE, N.M.

  • NEW CAMPAIGN RULES-NEW MEXICO

Legislative leaders take command of campaign resourcesSANTA FE, N.M.

  • NEW CAMPAIGN RULES-NEW MEXICO Legislative leaders take command of campaign resources SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New rules for funneling resources to political campaigns in New Mexico may provide legislative and party leaders with a stronger hand in influencing the outcome of elections, as Democrats assert their control over the Legislature and governor's office. The Democratic House speaker and Republican minority leader have registered specialized political committees this month that can command vast resources through unlimited non-cash contributions.

  • IMMIGRATION-HUNGER STRIKE

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. says they have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike.A court official says the U.S.

  • IMMIGRATION-HUNGER STRIKE

Attorney: Hunger-striking immigrants forced to hydrateEL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. says they have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike.A court official says the U.S.

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Volunteers are using translation apps and helping raise money for a migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border in a small New Mexico city.The Deming Headlight reports volunteers are aiding in running the Deming National Guard Armory which has been set up as a temporary migrant shelter amid a humanitarian crisis along the border.Volunteers are stuffing travel bags for migrants, helping arrange travel arrangements to sponsors in the U.S.

  • WATER RULING-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico judge rejects company's proposal to move waterALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • NEW MEXICO WITNESS KILLED

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • GUN LAWS-LAWSUIT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative coalition is suing to overturn New Mexico's new gun laws requiring background checks.The Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico Patriots Advocacy Coalition filed a lawsuit this week challenging the constitutionality of New Mexico's new gun laws requiring background checks before the sale of firearms.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is pledging to release her tax returns as she competes for the Democratic nomination to an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020.In response to a request from The Associated Press, campaign spokeswoman Heather Brewer said Friday that Toulouse Oliver would release her tax returns.She is the only candidate so far to submit required financial disclosures with the U.S.

  • ELECTION SCHEDULES-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear objections to a new law that would more evenly stagger election dates for local prosecutors, judges and county officials.The court on Thursday announced an August deadline for written briefings and scheduled oral arguments for Sept.

  • ELECTION SCHEDULES-NEW MEXICO

Supreme Court will hearing challenge on staggered electionsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear objections to a new law that would more evenly stagger election dates for local prosecutors, judges and county officials.The court on Thursday announced an August deadline for written briefings and scheduled oral arguments for Sept.

  • WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING

Man who abducted girl, shot her parents moved to New Mexico(Information from: Press-Gazette Media, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com)MADISON, Wis.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents in northern Wisconsin has been moved to a prison in New Mexico.Press-Gazette Media reports the New Mexico Corrections Department has confirmed Jake Patterson has been transferred to one of its prisons from the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.Wisconsin corrections officials recommended that Patterson be sent to a maximum-security prison out of state due to security concerns because of the notoriety of the case. The 22-year-old convict was moved July 15.

  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico ex-lawmaker drops lawsuit against accuser(Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico state lawmaker who was defeated in a primary after a lobbyist accused him of sexual harassment has dropped a defamation lawsuit against his accuser.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports former state Rep.

  • PERMIAN BASIN-HISTORIC WELL

Historic horizontal well in Permian Basin completed(Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, http://www.currentargus.com/)CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Drilling of the longest horizontal oil and gas well in the history of the Permian Basin has been completedThe Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the Fort Worth, Texas-based Basic Energy Services recently announced the well was completed in the Wolfcamp.

  • KOCH BROTHERS-SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Koch-funded group hosting school supply give-away eventsALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • IMMIGRATION COURTS

Trump puts his stamp on nation's immigration courtsLOS ANGELES (AP) — In just 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges, overseeing a hiring surge, and issuing new rules that make it harder for migrants to win their cases and stay in the country.An Associated Press analysis shows that President Donald Trump's administration has appointed at least 190 immigration judges, accounting for 43 percent of the total.The administration has also continued a tr

 By MORGAN LEE Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham removed the head of the state's Public Education Department on Monday while expressing dissatisfaction with progress on sweeping reforms.Karen Trujillo was dismissed as public education secretary about six months after being tapped by the first-year Democratic governor to overhaul the state's lagging public education system."Unfortunately my expectations were not met in a number of areas," Lujan Grisham said in a statement.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during Apollo 14 and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten.KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports officials where the trees were planted decades ago admitted they have lost track of the trees.Other states have kept up with moon tree locations.Moon trees were grown from 500 seeds taken into orbit around the moon by former U.S. Forest Service smokejumper Stuart Roosa during the 1971 mission.NASA says the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States and the world.

  • JON JONES-STRIP CLUB ASSAULT

UFC's Jon Jones disputes strip club waitress' assault claimALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

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