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New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with $39M utility bill

Apr. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...

Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites

Apr. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American cultural sites and endorsed legislation to restrict natural gas development around Chaco Culture National Historic...

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum tackles visitors' color blindness

Apr. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The vibrant colors and hues in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings soon will be on full display for color-blind visitors. The Santa Fe museum announced Monday it's teaming up with California-based EnChroma to expand the gallery experience through special glasses. Starting May 3, visitors...

New Mexico led US pecan production after storm hit Georgia

Apr. 15, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico became the national leader in pecan production last year after Hurricane Michael struck down large swaths of Georgia's crop, new U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show. New Mexico produced about 90 million pounds of pecans in 2018 compared to Georgia's 56 million, the...

Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations

Apr. 13, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to...

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners

Apr. 12, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at least...

Clarification: Hot Prison Van-Verdict story

Apr. 12, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an April 5 story about a former inmate winning a jury verdict against the New Mexico Corrections Department, The Associated Press cited information from a former department spokeswoman to report that officers accused of leaving inmates unattended in a hot prison van were cleared...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Apr. 11, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas. Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference "There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Apr. 11, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas. Nevada Athletic Director Doug Knuth says landing a coach of Alford's caliber is a testament to the program's support from the university and...

The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior

Apr. 11, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local): 4:58 p.m. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has activated the National Guard in case troops are needed to rescue stranded motorists as they did during last month's blizzard. Guard officials said Wednesday that 50...