New Mexico

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N.M. Democrats unveil their budget-fix plan

SANTA FE – The Democratic majority in the New Mexico House of Representative pushed forward Monday with a budget plan that would hold state government spending steady in the coming fiscal year, as...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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New Mexico Land Office suggests land swap for border wall

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn is proposing a federal land swap in order to make room for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. In a letter to Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico lawmakers near compromise to fix budget deficit

SANTA FE – The New Mexico state Legislature moved closer Monday to approval of a solvency package to fix a budget deficit and shore up depleted reserves, with the endorsement of school district...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Protection sought for New Mexico park’s geothermal deposits

ALBUQUERQUE – Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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N.M. Democrat-led Legislature likely to increase minimum wage

SANTA FE – The new Democratic majority in the New Mexico Legislature is likely to take up a statewide minimum wage increase next year and send the proposal to Republican Gov. Susanna Martinez, who...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for a 2015 Gold...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Interior Secretary Jewell makes final Indian Country visit

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell marked what she says is her final official trip to Indian Country on Thursday with a visit to Acoma Pueblo, a tribe that expanded its land...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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EPA’s Gold King Mine spill reimbursements fall short of requests

The Environmental Protection Agency this week told state, local and tribal governments about how much they would receive in Gold King Mine spill reimbursements, with most falling far short of what...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Regents to meet on report critical of N.M. university leader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss possibly suspending or firing university President Bob Frank in response to a report...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News