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Plan to gun down feral cattle spurs concern among ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE – A plan by U.S. Forest Service officials to put a dent in the population of feral cattle on national forest land near the New Mexico-Arizona border is drawing fire from ranchers...

Sen. Luján suffers stroke, expected to make 'full recovery'

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke and being hospitalized last week, when he began to experience dizziness and fa...

Republicans crowd into primary race for governor, Congress

SANTA FE – Candidates are crowding into the Republican primary election to challenge Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as well as first-term Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury o...

Authorities vow to never give up on unsolved killings

ALBUQUERQUE – The remains of 11 women and an unborn child were discovered buried more than a decade ago in the desert on the edge of Albuquerque, kicking off what would be the largest homici...

New Mexico to test K-12 students for first time in two years

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s top educator said Wednesday the state will carry out testing of K-12 students this spring, after receiving waivers to federal testing requirements for the past two ye...

Indigenous language speakers could get teacher salaries

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature advanced a bill Wednesday that would increase the minimum salaries of some fluent Indigenous language speakers who teach the languages to children in sc...

Hackers prey on public schools, adding stress amid pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE – For teachers at a middle school in New Mexico’s largest city, the first inkling of a widespread tech problem came during an early morning staff call. On the video, there were ...

New Mexico lawmakers advance Native American education bills

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature is considering three bills aimed at improving education for Native American students that would increase funding to tribal education departments and lib...

‘Rust’ death sparks New Mexico gun safety bill for actors

SANTA FE – A Republican New Mexico legislator wants movie actors and other film-set professionals to undergo state-sponsored gun-safety training after a cinematographer was fatally shot last...

Aztec canine search and rescue group seeks volunteers

FARMINGTON (AP) – Serving as a handler for a certified search-and-rescue dog may sound like an appealing job, especially for someone who loves dogs and is inclined toward community service. ...

Drought prompts some New Mexico farmers to try new things

SANTA FE (AP) – A couple of years ago, Paul Skrak decided to explore different growing methods that might help his crops better withstand the seemingly endless drought. On the advice of a co...

Albuquerque mayor pleads with lawmakers to help with crime

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need to help New Mexico’s largest city deal with its persistent crime problems by clearing the way...