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Law enforcement authorities suspect a longtime Taos Pueblo teacher was killed Jan. 8 by a pack of dogs on pueblo land, raising concerns about the dangers of dog overpopulation, not only the pueblo but also in the wider Taos County area.
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Sharon Salazar Hickey, an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was selected to fill an open seat on the State Game Commission, the state Game and Fish Department announced Thursday.
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The state Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear oral arguments in a case that would determine whether PNM can raise customers’ rates to recoup its investments in an aging coal-fired power plant, under the terms of a new renewable energy law.
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Ringside Seat: A constitutional amendment has been proposed to make the secretary of state a nonpartisan position. It’s the kind of idea that might be debated in a middle school civics class. But it wouldn’t matter a whit in the hard-eyed world of politics
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“If our laws went [further] … not only would we gain more transparency and shed light on the influence exerted by lobbyists, we would have more trust in the Legislature as an institution,” according to a new report by New Mexico Ethics Watch.
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State mental health experts have deemed a man accused of a 2017 fatal shooting spree healthy enough to stand trial, according to the state’s 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and prosecutors can proceed with murder cases against him.
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A man accused of raping a Santa Fe teen in October faces new charges after a woman who said she had met Maury Montel Elliott late Jan. 9 outside a downtown bar alleged he raped her early the next morning.
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“Recreational cannabis is an economic game changer,” Lujan Grisham said, adding the industry would add 11,000 jobs to the state. The governor announced she would put the issue on the call Wednesday, though she has acknowledged it could be “a heavy lift.”
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Today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., agencies will be present at the New Mexico State Library to do such basic things as help people obtain a driver’s license or ID, get a birth certificate and a flu shot or obtain assistance finding a job.
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The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness estimates it would cost about $212 million over five years to expand existing programs and $48 million in capital outlay for additional housing units.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
Black Hawk helicopters will start flights over a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border including New Mexico and Texas for border enforcement and search and rescue operations, federal border agency officials said.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
A public meeting Thursday evening to solicit public input on a proposed crossing over the Arroyo de los Chamisos has been postponed "due to continuing snow in Santa Fe" and will be rescheduled at a later date, the city said.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
New Mexico environmental officials said infrared cameras have turned up potential emissions violations by several oil and gas operators.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
Joanna Prukop said she was not given a reason for her dismissal, either in a call with the governor’s chief of staff or in a letter sent Dec. 31. “I absolutely believe it is political. It’s all about the nonnavigable water rule,” Prukop said.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
James Garcia, 26, is accused of fatally shooting another man during a drug deal and burying his body in a field on the city's south side.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
Santa Fe Public Schools is not releasing students early Thursday because of inclement weather. But parents are free to pick up their children at anytime. School buses will run on their usual schedules, according to the district's transportation department.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
Valles Caldera National Preserve has acquired a 40-acre parcel within its boundaries that contains volcanic features that officials say are critical to protecting geothermal features of the property near Jemez Springs.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
The report found 41 percent of Native American children and 30 percent of Hispanic children in New Mexico were living below the federal poverty line in 2018, which was $20,780 for a family of three, compared to 14 percent of non-Hispanic white children.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
The Tejano singer-songwriter from Pojoaque known to music fans by her maiden name, Ernestine Romero, will posthumously receive the New Mexico Hispano Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday.
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Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 16
New Episode: James Barron and Will Webber talk about the impact of the dismissal of Carlton Bragg from the UNM men's basketball team, then take a look at the district outlook for local prep hoops squads.
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