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US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

Jan. 26, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has long struggled to find a permanent solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, and opposition to such a site is flaring up again as New Mexico lawmakers debate banning a facility without state...

New Mexico police: School bus failed to yield before crash

Jan. 26, 2023 11:06 AM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield at an intersection east of Portales and collided with a tractor-trailer, resulting in injuries to seven students and the drivers of both vehicles, according to authorities. New Mexico State Police said one student suffered severe...

New Mexico governor vows bipartisan effort to fight crime

Jan. 25, 2023 19:50 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed Wednesday to work with state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address New Mexico’s crime problems, a situation she described as untenable. The state's largest city has had back-to-back years of record...

Agency delays protections for imperiled bat, prairie chicken

Jan. 25, 2023 16:27 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration is temporarily delaying stepped-up legal protections for two imperiled species following efforts by congressional Republicans to derail the actions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it was postponing...

New Mexico Police: 7 injured in school bus crash

Jan. 25, 2023 15:28 PM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police on Wednesday were investigating a crash involving a school bus and a large commercial vehicle that left seven people hospitalized, including one with serious injuries. Police said in a social media post the crash happened Wednesday...

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

Jan. 25, 2023 14:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit local governments and state agencies from entering into contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private detention facilities to detain immigrants in civil cases. The bill...

Moore scores 26 as San Jose State knocks off Air Force 82-52

Jan. 25, 2023 00:52 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Omari Moore scored 26 points as San Jose State beat Air Force 82-52 on Tuesday. Moore had six assists for the Spartans (13-8, 4-4 Mountain West Conference). Robert Vaihola scored 18 points while shooting 9 of 12 from the field, and added 10 rebounds. Alvaro...

New Mexico chief justice urges caution with bail law reform

Jan. 24, 2023 19:49 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top judicial official urged state legislators Tuesday to be cautious and remember the principle of innocence until proven guilty as they consider toughening the state's bail laws in response to violent crime. Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Shannon...

Recovering from wildfire, New Mexico bill passes first test

Jan. 24, 2023 15:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would clear the way for New Mexico to provide zero-interest loans to local governments to repair or replace public infrastructure damaged by wildfires or post-fire flooding has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The bill comes as the arid...

Nevada beats No. 25 New Mexico 97-94 in double overtime

Jan. 24, 2023 00:22 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Will Baker scored a career-high 28 points and made two free throws with 14 seconds remaining in the second overtime to help Nevada knock off No. 25 New Mexico 97-94 on Monday night. Baker sank 12 of 17 shots with a 3-pointer for the Wolf Pack (16-5, 6-2 Mountain...