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New Mexico universities hike tuition amid budget standoff

April 28, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A rural state university in New Mexico weighed a tuition hike Friday, as student costs rise within one of the nation’s most affordable public higher education systems in response to the state’s budget crisis. Regents at New Mexico Highlands University were considering whether to raise tuition by as much as [&hellip...

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New Mexico gets warnings on winter storm, fire conditions

April 28, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s weather is blowing dangerously hot and cold. A “red flag” warning has been issued for southwestern New Mexico for much of Friday due to dryness and wind creating critical fire weather conditions....

Changes come to 1 of world’s largest indigenous gatherings

April 28, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Gathering of Nations, one of North America’s most prominent American Indian powwows, is attracting thousands of dancers and as many as 100,000 attendees to New Mexico’s largest city this week. One of the...

28 facing drug trafficking, money laundering in New Mexico

April 28, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say 28 people are facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges in New Mexico. The charges stem from a 16-month investigation targeting a Mexican drug trafficking organization responsible for importing...

Study finds health care overhaul would burden New Mexico

April 28, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An analysis commissioned by an Albuquerque-based advocacy group on poverty issues has found that Republican plans to overhaul Medicaid health care would likely shift billions of dollars in costs to New Mexico’s state government...

New Mexico asks WisePies to give up naming rights to arena

April 27, 2017 • AP Basketball, State NewsComments (0)

In this March 8 2017, file photo, this image shows the University of New Mexico arena, known as The Pit, in Albuquerque, N.M. The University of New Mexico has asked WisePies Pizza & Salad to give up the naming right to the arena where the school’s...

New Mexico city seeks sugary drink tax

April 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this April 15, 2017 photo, a shopper walks among stacks of discount soda at a Walmart store in Santa Fe, N.M. Voters in New Mexico’s capital city have until May 2 to decide whether to levy a new 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary soda and other...

Martinez says she will add tax reform to a special session

April 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she will add comprehensive tax reform to a yet-to-be-announced special session aimed at solving the state’s budget crisis. The Republican governor made the announcement Thursday at the 14th...

Man convicted in girl’s death pleads guilty to US charges

April 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man already sentenced to 16 years in prison in the road-rage death of a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearms charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 33-year-old Tony...

Prominent powwow set to begin in wake of pipeline protests

April 26, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this April 29, 2016, file photo, nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers from across the United States and other countries participate in the first grand entry of the 33rd annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, N.M. The Gathering of Nations is set to begin...