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Debate highlights three-way Senate race in New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are preparing for their first public debate after the start of early voting.The televised debate is scheduled for Friday evening as incumbent Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich seeks a second term in office, casting himself as a defender of endangered federal health care and retirement programs.Former New Mexico Gov.

NMSU inks agreement with Chinese tech university

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has teamed up with Changchun Institute of Technology to increase opportunities for Chinese students to pursue graduate studies in engineering.The schools recently signed a memorandum of understanding.

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

Thursday's Scores

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By The Associated Press

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Albuquerque High 16, Highland 13

La Cueva 40, Eldorado 19

Magdalena 54, Alamo-Navajo 0

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New Mexico tribal casino to launch sports betting

Oct 11, 2018

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A tribal casino in New Mexico says it will be the first in the state to offer sports betting following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting.The sportsbook at Santa Ana Star Casino is scheduled to open Tuesday.

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New Mexico governor campaigns for Nevada candidate

Oct 11, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is rallying for Nevada's GOP candidate for governor.Martinez spokesman Ben Cloutier said Wednesday the New Mexico governor will attend campaign events in Nevada for gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.Martinez is preparing to leave office at the end of the year after two terms.

Records: State authorities raid ex-pageant director's home

Oct 11, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Long-serving New Mexico lawmaker Larry Larranaga has died

Oct 10, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recently retired New Mexico state Rep. Larry Larranaga, a leading Republican voice in the budget process who led the state's transportation agency in the 1980s, has died.

Los Alamos lab marks milestone with shipment of waste

Oct 10, 2018

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have completed the first shipment of waste from a key area at the lab to the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository since the dump resumed operations in early 2017.An official with the U.S. Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management called the shipment a significant milestone for the cleanup effort at the northern New Mexico lab.The waste was shipped from a location known as Area G.

Navajo official convicted on handful of forgery charges

Oct 10, 2018

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former official with the Navajo Nation's Dilkon Chapter has been found guilty of forgery.Daryl Joe, the chapter's vice president, had pleaded not guilty in February to five counts of forgery. He was convicted in a bench trial last month on the Navajo Nation.Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 17.

US energy secretary: 'Don't mess with the United States'

Oct 10, 2018

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S.

US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

Oct 10, 2018

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a commitment by California to bear part of the burden before it is legally required to do so, officials said Tuesday.The agreements are tentative and must be approved by multiple states and agencies as well as the U.S. government.

APNewsBreak: GOP's Pearce rents out oilfield equipment

Oct 10, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep.

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressTUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S.

Amtrak plans to keep Southwest Chief train route running

Oct 9, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Amtrak says the Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Colorado will stay in operation as is for at least another year.The Colorado Sun reports the national rail carrier had considered suspending rail service between Dodge City, Kansas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and replacing it with buses next year.Amtrak's proposal stemmed from repairs needed to a 219-mile (352-kilometer) section of track between Trinidad, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.A bipartisan group of U.S.

Campaign spending accelerates in New Mexico governor race

Oct 9, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Campaign spending has accelerated in the political race for governor of New Mexico, with two candidates spending a combined $2.6 million over a four-week period.Campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Democratic candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham spent $1.6 million in the four-week period ending Oct. 1. Her campaign raised more than $1.1 million in contributions, more than twice that of Republican rival Steve Pearce.The two members of Congress are competing to succeed Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who cannot run for a third consecutive term.

University head recommends covering controversial murals

Oct 9, 2018

By MARY HUDETZ, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A blond-haired, blue-eyed man gazes forward from the decades-old, controversial mural, his arms stretched out holding the hand of a faceless Hispanic man on one side and a faceless Native American on the other.For decades, the Great Depression-era mural on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and the white man's place at the center of it have irked numerous faculty members and students, who say the scene it depicts marginalizes the state's two largest minority groups.

Netflix to bring new US production hub to New Mexico

Oct 9, 2018

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S.

Santa Fe celebrates indigenous people with day of dancing

Oct 8, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Indigenous Peoples Day is being celebrated for the third consecutive year in the New Mexico capital with prayer, dancing and music throughout the morning and afternoon.A center for Native American culture, Santa Fe in 2016 designed the second Monday in October as Native American People's Day in recognition of 23 designated indigenous communities throughout the state.

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Depression-era murals in New Mexico targeted for removal

Oct 8, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A set of Depression-era murals at New Mexico's largest university are being targeted by some faculty and students for their depictions of Hispanic and Native Americans.KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports some students want the "West Wing Murals" at the University of New Mexico's Zimmerman Library removed.Taos artist Kenneth Adams in 1939 was commissioned by the New Deal's Public Works of Art Project to paint images depicting Native Americans, Hispanics and whites of New Mexico.

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New Mexico's first gentleman gets job in Las Cruces

Oct 7, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The first gentleman of New Mexico is the new deputy assessor in a southern New Mexico county.Chuck Franco told KVIA-TV in El Paso this week that he and his wife, Gov. Susana Martinez, are moving back to Las Cruces and he will be Dona Ana County's deputy assessor.Franco says the governor, formerly the Dona Ana County district attorney, will likely return to law after she leaves Santa Fe.Franco replaces County Assessor Andy Segovia's outgoing deputy.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josh Adkins threw four touchdown passes, Christian Gibson ran for two scores and New Mexico State held off Liberty 49-41 on Saturday night.Peytton Pickett bullied into the end zone from the 1 to pull Liberty (2-3) to 49-41 with five minutes left.  The Flames forced New Mexico State (2-4) to punt with 2:10 to play, but then couldn't get the ball past midfield to end it.Adkins was 34 of 51 for 402 yards and didn't throw an interception. Gibson finished with 127 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Jones' 4 TD passes lift New Mexico past UNLV 50-14

Oct 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheriron Jones threw for four touchdowns and New Mexico rolled to a 50-14 win over UNLV in a Mountain West Conference opener on Saturday.Jones threw two touchdown passes in the last three minutes of a 29-point second quarter that gave the Lobos (3-2) a 29-0 lead. Jones, who was 13 of 20 for 250 yards, connected with Elijah Lilly for a 74-yard score and then found Anselem Umeh for 26 yards 17 seconds before halftime.

New Mexico courts receive $7.7M grant for family program

Oct 5, 2018

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — State court officials say they have received a multimillion-dollar federal grant to help fund a family welfare program over the next five years.The Administrative Office of the Courts said Thursday that the $7.7 million will go toward the Family Advocacy Program in Sandoval, Valencia, Bernalillo, San Juan and McKinley counties.Officials say the counties targeted have large abuse and neglect caseloads.The program creates teams of attorneys, social workers and mentors to serve families at the center of abuse and neglect cases.

Navajo court rules in favor of former two-term president

Oct 5, 2018

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Former two-term Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.

Ethics watchdog gives New Mexico low marks

Oct 5, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M.

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