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  • DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-NEW MEXICO

Taskforce for Native American cases to discuss strategyALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • ELECTION TAMPERING CASE

Wife of Espanola city councilman is convicted of voter fraudALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

  • ELECTION 2019-PEOPLE OF COLOR

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history across the U.S.

  • ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is calling for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, backing an idea that further exposes the Democratic presidential primary's deep ideological divides.The Vermont senator released an immigration proposal Thursday, writing, "Unauthorized presence in the United States is a civil, not a criminal, offense."Massachusetts Sen.

  • ELECTION 2019-DRY COUNTIES

New Mexico's last dry countries vote to allow alcohol salesPORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Two of New Mexico's last dry countries have voted to allow the sale of alcohol.Unofficial results show residents in Roosevelt and Curry counties approved measures to allow the sale, service and consumption of alcohol in its unincorporated areas.

  • ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico governor withholds 2020 endorsementSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic governor is staying out of the political fray as her party decides on a presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 election.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declined Tuesday to name a favored presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination.

  • ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic governor is staying out of the political fray as her party decides on a presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 election.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declined Tuesday to name a favored presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination.

  • RURAL ECONOMY-NEW MEXICO

Workshops look to ignite employment in rural communitiesSANTA FE, N.M.

  • ELECTION 2020-SENATE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján says his Senate election bid in 2020 has the support of New Mexico's two current senators.

In a statement Monday, Luján announced endorsements of his campaign by retiring Sen. Tom Udall and second-term Sen. Martin Heinrich.

Leading Democrats are falling in line behind Luján as the only Democratic contender to replace Udall after Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver dropped out of the race last week.

  • BORDER PATROL-SHOOTING

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills gunman who opened fireSUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Border Patrol officials say an agent shot and killed a gunman who opened fire about a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the agent encountered four people early Monday in Sunland Park, New Mexico, a suburb of El Paso, Texas.One of them pulled a gun and shot at the agent, who fired back.

  • BORDER PATROL-SHOOTING

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Border Patrol officials say an agent shot and killed a gunman who opened fire about a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the agent encountered four people early Monday in Sunland Park, New Mexico, a suburb of El Paso, Texas.One of them pulled a gun and shot at the agent, who fired back.

  • WESTERN WATER SCARCITY

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — As things begin to dry out again in New Mexico, members of the arid state's congressional delegation are looking for ways to combat water scarcity here and across the American West.U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is blaming climate change for growing water scarcity, worrying that New Mexico snowpacks were getting smaller and unable to adequately feed the Rio Grande and the rest of the state's groundwater supplies.He and other lawmakers last week introduced the Western Water Security Act of 2019.

By MORGAN LEE Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S.

  • BC-US-TRIBAL-COAL-LOSING-A-LIVELIHOOD

Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its endOne of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. West is winding down operations.The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah border has been producing electricity since the 1970s. One unit already has shut down and the other two are scheduled to go offline by the end of the year.Others in the region are on track to shutter or reduce their output in the next few years.Those shifts are upending the livelihoods of people across the area.

  • BC-US-TRIBAL-COAL-LOSING-A-LIVELIHOOD

Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its endOne of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. West is winding down operations.The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah border has been producing electricity since the 1970s. One unit already has shut down and the other two are scheduled to go offline by the end of the year.Others in the region are on track to shutter or reduce their output in the next few years.Those shifts are upending the livelihoods of people across the area.

  • STUDENT LITERACY GRANT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is getting a $40 million federal grant to improve student literacy.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office announced the U.S. Department of Education's grant award, saying it will be paid out over five years.The announcement by Lujan Grisham's office says aid research clearly shows that a "high-quality, literacy-rich environment beginning in a child's early development" is a key factor in outcomes such as high school graduation, workforce readiness and success in higher education.

  • CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE

RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Forest officials in New Mexico are ready to harvest a towering blue spruce that will serve as this year's Christmas tree in front of the U.S. Capitol.After nearly a year of planning, the tree will be cut down Nov. 6 during a ceremony in the Carson National Forest. New Mexico Gov.

  • NEW MEXICO ENERGY FUTURE-PETITION

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group that supports New Mexico's traditional energy industry has started a petition drive aimed at a new state law that mandates more electricity be generated from renewable resources.Power the Future rolled out its petition Thursday.

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found a New Mexico father guilty after he forced his children to panhandle and use the money to buy drugs.James Stewart Sr.

  • TEACHER SHORTAGE-NEW MEXICO

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Teacher vacancies in New Mexico have dropped, but school districts are still struggling to fill open positions.KVIA-TV reports a 2019 New Mexico Educator Vacancy study recently found that teacher vacancies have declined around 13%. However, the report also found that school districts in Las Cruces, Gadsden, Deming and Hatch Valley saw a 59% jump in vacancies.The report was compiled the Southwest Outreach Academic Research Evaluation & Policy Center at New Mexico State University.

  • TEACHER SHORTAGE-NEW MEXICO

Teacher vacancies in New Mexico drop but shortage remainsLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Teacher vacancies in New Mexico have dropped, but school districts are still struggling to fill open positions.KVIA-TV reports a 2019 New Mexico Educator Vacancy study recently found that teacher vacancies have declined around 13%.

  • MISSING BROTHERS-CONVICTED FATHER

New Mexico authorities seek help locating 2 missing brothersLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have asked the public for help locating two young brothers they say were taken from daycare by their father and hidden.Las Cruces Police Department authorities say a nationwide arrest warrant was issued for 52-year-old Clarence Michael Ransom on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and non-compliance with a custodial agreement.Authorities say 3-year-old Maverick Ransom and 4-year-old Orion Ransom were last seen Oct.

  • REPEAT OFFENDER-$20 THEFT

Convicted felon gets 4 years for stealing $20 in burglary(Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com)GALLUP, N.M.

  • JUDGE FEDERAL JOB WITHDRAWAL

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has removed his name from consideration for a U.S. District Court seat in New Mexico after two Democratic state senators withdrew their support.The Albuquerque Journal reports that Magistrate Judge Kevin Sweazea announced the decision in a letter to the White House last week.Sweazea says Sens.

  • JUDGE FEDERAL JOB WITHDRAWAL

Judge withdraws name from consideration for federal job(Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has removed his name from consideration for a U.S. District Court seat in New Mexico after two Democratic state senators withdrew their support.The Albuquerque Journal reports that Magistrate Judge Kevin Sweazea announced the decision in a letter to the White House last week.Sweazea says Sens.

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