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Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California

Sep. 17, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be met with jeering protests. Trump has routinely mocked...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes...

Las Vegas police denying records requests in homicide cases

Sep. 17, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Police in a northern New Mexico city are investigating four homicides but giving few details. The Las Vegas Optic reports the Las Vegas Police Department has denied three open records requests made by the Optic under New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act and are refusing to...

Hobbs city commissioner facing assault charges

Sep. 17, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police say a Hobbs city commissioner made threats against one of his commercial property tenants before choking him. The Hobbs New-Sun reports Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb is prosecuting the case against Dwayne Penick in connection with a Feb. 8 altercation at Curls &...

Trump vows to win most-Hispanic state in 2020 at rally

Sep. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to bolster his re-election chances Monday with a political rally in the border state of New Mexico, appealing directly to Hispanic voters with a message of economic prosperity, while doubling down on his hard-line border enforcement stance. Trump...

The Latest: Trump pitches economic argument in New Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico (all times local): 9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal to New Mexico voters, assuring them at a rally Monday night near Albuquerque that his energy policies have made the state wealthier. Trump warned...

The Latest: Trump cites oil boom, Hispanic job numbers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can win New Mexico and boasted that an oil and gas boom has helped to grow the state's revenues. During a rally Monday night in New Mexico, the president asked...

New Mexico governor to award city, county for migrant help

Sep. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will recognize the city of Deming and Luna County for efforts to help asylum seekers over the past several months. Lujan Grisham is scheduled to present the 2019 Governor's Humanitarian Award during a ceremony Monday in Santa Fe. The first-year...

Albuquerque police ID 5 killed in spate of shootings

Sep. 16, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified five people, including three teenagers, who were killed in separate shootings on the same night in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Police Department on Sunday confirmed 16-year-old Victoria Cereceres, 17-year-old Daniel Alexis Baca, 36-year-old Christine...

Santa Fe Institute received $275,000 through Jeffrey Epstein

Sep. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Santa Fe Institute officials want to donate $25,000, the equivalent of a...