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Thursday's Scores

Sep 14, 2018

 
By The Associated Press

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Albuquerque High 28, Del Norte 27

Cloudcroft 56, Questa 6

EP Americas, Texas 35, Onate 13

La Cueva 43, Cibola 14

Lake Arthur 76, Mosquero/Roy 64

Magdalena 28, Melrose 14

Santa Fe Indian 35, Wingate 16

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Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream

NAACP vets candidates for governor of New Mexico at forum

Sep 14, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for governor of New Mexico are scheduled to talk about issues affecting the state's African-American community at a forum organized by the NAACP.Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham planned to attend Friday's forum as they compete to become the state's next governor in November electionsAlbuquerque NAACP Vice President Pamelya Herndon says the forum will delve into topics including civil rights, criminal justice, public education and job creation.

Small private college abandons 'prestige' tuition pricing

Sep 12, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige had inadvertently driven away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.Tuition for the coming academic year will drop to $35,000 at St.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from New Mexico are trying to thwart efforts to downsize and reorganize an independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities.Democrats Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say they secured language in a spending bill to prohibit the use of any appropriated funds to carry out the proposed reorganization of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, unless changes are vetted and authorized by Congress.The other provision calls for the U.S.

Small private college abandons 'prestige' tuition pricing

Sep 12, 2018

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige had inadvertently driven away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.Tuition for the coming academic year will drop to $35,000 at St.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering whether voters should be allowed to select candidates from a particular party in all races by marking a single ballot box.The court was scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in a request to prohibit straight-party voting on November ballots.Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has announced plans to provide a straight-party option for the first time since 2010.

Attorney: Man received unfair trial in officer's death

Sep 12, 2018

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PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say the school has recorded the second highest enrollment in its 84-year history with fall enrollment coming in just slightly behind last year's numbers.Total enrollment topped 6,015, compared to 6,027 for the same semester last year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico president has filled the school's position of chief legal counsel.Loretta Martinez has been appointed to fill the position starting Oct. 1. She'll start at UNM after serving as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs at City University of New York.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Saturday's Scores

Sep 8, 2018

By The Associated Press

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Bernalillo 50, Albuquerque Academy 0

Centennial 42, Manzano 9

Hope Christian 44, Moriarty 0

Santa Fe Indian 47, McCurdy 6

St. Pius X 27, Kirtland Central 19

Volcano Vista 56, Onate 14

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By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports WriterMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico.Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and he took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day.Taylor also matched a career-high with three rushing touchdowns , and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to pull away for a 45-14 win on Saturday."I've got to take care of the body after a game.

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say two people have been arrested in the beating of a homeless man last month.Police say 18-year-old Ignacio Avila and a 15-year-old boy were arrested this week for the Aug. 9 attack on 28-year-old William Henderson.Authorities have said Henderson was asleep in the doorway of a coffee shop when he was attacked.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation leaders say voter rolls list many tribe members in wrong political boundaries in a southeastern Utah county where districts were overturned for being illegally drawn based on race.The Salt Lake Tribune reports leaders are asking the state to intervene before possible incorrect ballots are issued for the November election.San Juan County officials dispute that the problem is that large or serious, saying they are working to resolve some issues created because a quarter of residents use post office boxes instead of street addresses.Leonard Gorman, executive

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Utility regulators have cleared the way for expedited consideration of a proposal by New Mexico's largest electric provider to build two new solar plants to help power Facebook's planned data center in central New Mexico.The Public Regulation Commission voted in favor of a speedier process during a meeting Wednesday. As a result, the time will be limited for protests from any intervening parties to 20 days.That means the commission could issue a final order by Sept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The remaining two presidential candidates of the nation's largest American Indian reservation have endorsed Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham for New Mexico governor.Navajo Nation presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Three New Mexico boys are facing charges after police say they broke into a Las Cruces day care, mutilated the center's goldfish, and then stole the day care's van.Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo said the boys ages 13, 12 and 11 were arrested early Sunday following the burglary of the Discovery Child Development Center.Trujillo says the boys took out three goldfish from day care tank, stomped on them and smeared their insides across the floor.

PHOENIX (AP) — Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River's worsening "structural deficit," scientists said.Scientists from the Colorado River Research Group said Lake Powell has declined because of extra water releases flowing into Lake Mead, the Arizona Republic reported last week."I want people to know that what's going on at Lake Mead is very, very closely tied to what's going on Lake Powell," Doug Kenney said, the group's chair and a professor at the University of Colorado.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque say a 40-year-old man was arrested after police deployed spike strips to stop him driving an ambulance he allegedly stole from Presbyterian Hospital.The Albuquerque Journal reports that David Neher faces charges of aggravated eluding, criminal damage to property and vehicle theft in the 3 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified five of the eight people who were killed when a semi-trailer veered across a median and smashed into a Greyhound bus, The Albuquerque Journal reported.The state Office of the Medical Investigator said Saturday night that five of the people killed in Thursday's crash near Thoreau, New Mexico, are Sadie Thomas, 50, Charla Bahe, 34, Terry Mason, 45, Veronica Williams, 49, and Greyhound bus driver Luis Alvarez, 50, the Journal reported.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tevaka Tuioti threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns to lead New Mexico past Incarnate Word 62-30 in the season opener.New Mexico vowed to open up the offense this season and showed it right away as Tuioti had 192 yards passing in the first quarter, surpassing the entire-game totals for nine Lobo games last season, including the final six.Tuioti's touchdown total was the most for a Lobo quarterback in 20 years.New Mexico's wide receiver Q' Drennan was hurt while making a leaping, twisting catch in the first quarter.

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

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