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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — RJ Williams poured in 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Justinian Jessup added 15 points and four assists on a history-making day and Boise State defeated New Mexico 74-61. Jessup's final assist with 1:11 remaining — a lob to Williams for a two-handed dunk in transition — placed him as the first Boise State player with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 steals and 50 blocks. Vance Jackson scored 19 to lead the Lobos 

  • New Mexico counties, rural residents fight transmission line

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico counties and rural residents are standing up against a proposed transmission line that would connect the potential for more wind farms in New Mexico with markets in other western states. Commissioners in Valencia and Socorro counties have voted to oppose the Western Spirit Transmission Line.

Today in History

19 hours ago

  • Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2020. There are 312 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in the iconic Associated Press photograph.)

  • Authorities: Body resembles that of missing New Mexico woman

Authorities are investigating whether a body found in northern Arizona is that of a northwestern New Mexico woman reported missing over a month ago. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office in New Mexico says it was notified Friday by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office in Arizona of the discovery of a body matching the general description of 27-year-old Sasha Krause, a Farmington-area resident. She was last seen the evening of Jan.

  • FATAL SHOOTING-BAR

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a fatal shooting occurred Friday night outside a bar where a person was shot during a confrontation with security personnel. Police say a woman called 911 to report that a "male subject" was breaking into her vehicle and then shots were fired as security personnel approached the subject. Police said arriving officers found that person unresponsive and that fire department personnel found no signs of life.

  • AIRPORT GRANTS-NEW MEXICO

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Airports in several New Mexico communities will share nearly $2 million in federal funds to make runway infrastructure improvements. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the grants this week. The money includes $750,000 for the Roswell International Air Center as a revenue guarantee and for a marketing program to facilitate direct service to Denver via United Airlines.

Today in History

Feb 22, 2020

Today in History

  • Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2020. There are 313 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

  • On Feb. 22, 1980, the "Miracle on Ice" took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 4-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

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  • MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has stopped issuing medical marijuana enrollment cards to people who live outside the state but will soon allow nonresident patients enrolled in other state programs to buy pot. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reinstated a residency requirement for participation in the state's medical cannabis program by signing a measure passed by lawmakers. At least 613 nonresidents have enrolled in the medical pot program since the residency requirement was dropped last year.

  • MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has stopped issuing medical marijuana enrollment cards to people who live outside the state but will soon allow nonresident patients enrolled in other state programs to buy pot. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reinstated a residency requirement for participation in the state's medical cannabis program by signing a measure passed by lawmakers. At least 613 nonresidents have enrolled in the medical pot program since the residency requirement was dropped last year.

  • ENDANGERED MOUSE-LAWSUIT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say U.S. land managers are failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat that a rare species of mouse depends on. They are suing in federal court. The battle over the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse has been ongoing for years. The mouse was listed as an endangered species in 2014. That prompted the U.S.

  • ENDANGERED MOUSE-LAWSUIT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say U.S. land managers are failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat that a rare species of mouse depends on. They are suing in federal court. The battle over the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse has been ongoing for years. The mouse was listed as an endangered species in 2014, prompting the U.S.

Today in History

Feb 21, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Friday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2020. There are 314 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 21, 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up (each ended up serving a year and a-half).

  • Groups demand cattle be corralled to protect mouse habitat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say U.S. land managers are failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat that a rare species of mouse depends on. They are suing in federal court. The battle over the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse has been ongoing for years. The mouse was listed as an endangered species in 2014, prompting the U.S.

  • LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators forged a budget agreement Thursday that increases annual spending on government programs and school districts more than a half-billion dollars. The spending includes new investments in early childhood education and college scholarships in a state afflicted by high rates of childhood poverty. In the predawn hours, the state House endorsed a $7.6 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. It raises annual spending by $536 million, or nearly 8%.

  • LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is haggling over annual spending priorities as a yearly 30-day session winds down. Lawmakers are racing to lock in significant policy initiatives on public safety, education funding, tobacco regulation, and incentives for infrastructure investments. The session marks a second consecutive year of unified Democratic control of the governor's office and both chambers in the Legislature.

Today in History

Feb 20, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2020. There are 315 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the globe three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds before splashing down safely in the Atlantic Ocean 800 miles southeast of Bermuda.

  • New Mexico state Senate approves 8% spending increase

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is haggling over annual spending priorities as a yearly 30-day session winds down. Lawmakers are racing to lock in significant policy initiatives on public safety, education funding, tobacco regulation, and incentives for infrastructure investments. The session marks a second consecutive year of unified Democratic control of the governor's office and both chambers in the Legislature.

  • LEGISLATURE-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Legislature approves collective bargaining updateSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is haggling over annual spending priorities as a yearly 30-day session winds down. Lawmakers are racing to lock in significant policy initiatives on public safety, education funding, tobacco regulation, and incentives for infrastructure investments. The session marks a second consecutive year of unified Democratic control of the governor's office and both chambers in the Legislature.

Today in History

Feb 19, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2020. There are 316 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 19, 1945, Operation Detachment began during World War II as some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces.

  • New Mexico groups to get $9.4M in public housing grants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than two dozen organizations around New Mexico will share $9.4 million in grant funding to improve public housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the funding Tuesday, saying more than $2.7 billion was awarded nationally. The grants can be used by public housing authorities to build, repair and renovate properties in their respective communities. That could include replacing roofs or upgrading electrical or plumping systems.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD TRUST FUND

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that she says will clear the way for a monumental investment in the health, education and well-being of the state's youngest children. The creation of the early childhood trust fund was among the governor's top priorities for the 30-day legislative session. She signed the bill Tuesday during a ceremony at the Capitol.

  • UTILITY REGULATION-REVAMP

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would reshape the administrative structure of a powerful regulatory panel that oversees New Mexico utilities and other businesses is scheduled to have its first hearing before a Senate committee Tuesday. The House approved the bill late Sunday on a 36-34 vote, sending it to the Senate. Supporters are pushing for the measure to be considered by the full chamber since lawmakers will adjourn Thursday. The legislation is backed by Gov.

  • AP-US-BORDER-WALL-WAIVED-LAWS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it'll allow 177 miles of wall to be built faster in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and bring the Republican president closer to his pledge of 450 miles by year's end. A 2005 law gives the Homeland Security secretary sweeping powers to waive laws to expedite border barrier construction.

Today in History

Feb 18, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2020. There are 317 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 18, 1970, the "Chicago Seven" defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention; five were convicted of violating the Anti-Riot Act of 1968 (those convictions were later reversed).

  • New Mexico backtracks on cannabis cards for nonresidents

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has moved to phase out medical cannabis cards for nonresidents starting at mid-year, under a bill approved by the Legislature on Monday and supported by the governor. More than 600 people from Texas, Arizona and beyond have enrolled as patients in New Mexico's medical marijuana program since September based on a change in state statute signed into law last year by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

  • VAPING RESTRICTIONS-NEW MEXICO

Legislators seek enforcement of age limits on tobacco salesSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state legislators are embracing a proposal for more strenuous enforcement of new federal restrictions on retail tobacco sales to youths amid rising rates of vaping among children and young adults. The federal government late last year changed the minimum age from 18 to 21 nationwide for purchasing tobacco products, including vaping cartridges and e-cigarettes.

  • Key Democratic New Mexico senator won't seek re-election

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Sen. John Sapien, a key moderate Democratic senator who represents a swing district outside of Albuquerque, says he will not run for re-election. Sapien told The Associated Press on Sunday he concluded during the current legislative session that it was time to retire as a state lawmaker. The insurance salesman and financial adviser says he's entertaining new career opportunities.

Today in History

Feb 17, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2020. There are 318 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 17, 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president; Burr became vice president.

  • Key Democratic New Mexico senator won't seek re-election

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Sen. John Sapien, a key moderate Democratic senator who represents a swing district outside of Albuquerque, says he will not run for re-election. Sapien told The Associated Press on Sunday he concluded during the current legislative session that it was time to retire as a state lawmaker. The insurance salesman and financial adviser says he's entertaining new career opportunities.

  • Santa Fe officials want daily flights to LA amid film boom

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Economic development officials are seeking the return of daily flights between Santa Fe and Los Angeles to support the ongoing growth of film production in New Mexico's capital city. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the officials said such flights would have a significant impact on the economy of northern New Mexico. American Airlines is set to temporarily restore weekly direct flights to Santa Fe Regional Airport.

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