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Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

Jun. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S. It's also about timing as wolves in...

Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

Jun. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation's population center shifts south and west, a report Monday on childhood well-being shows. The annual Kids Count...

New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

Jun. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with the city's...

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

Jun. 15, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion...

NBCUniversal to build state-of-the-art studio in New Mexico

Jun. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country. The media giant said it has...

US considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

Jun. 13, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — Behind a thick metal door and down a sterile hallway at a privately-run detention center in rural New Mexico, voices echo from the confines of a small outdoor recreation yard. It's a three-on-three volleyball match. The players, all clad in different colored jumpsuits, are transgender...

New Mexico city famous for UFO event trademarks new logo

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo. The city of Roswell said Tuesday it received its requested trademark certification from the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office....

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Jun. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was...

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

Jun. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into local communities and claim reimbursement for humanitarian efforts to shelter migrants temporarily....

Albuquerque eyes Route 66 upgrades in 'forgotten' part

Jun. 8, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. Officials in Albuquerque want to see improvements to a barren stretch of Route 66 in an area that some complain is a forgotten part of the city, KRQE-TV reports . City...