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Western states could settle feud over beleaguered Rio Grande

Jul. 05, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fight between Texas and New Mexico over the management of one of the longest rivers in North America could be nearing an end as a date to resume the trial has been put off pending negotiations aimed at settling the years-long case before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

Fort Sill Apache present plans for New Mexico casino

Jul. 05, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A legal representative of the Fort Sill Apache tribe seemed pleasantly surprised by the prevailing mood at a public scoping meeting for a proposed gaming facility and other developments on a patch of land in Luna County. “I applaud you folks here today,” the...

Crews douse fire in abandoned building near the ABQ BioPark

Jul. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in an abandoned building near the Albuquerque Biological Park was brought under control Sunday and authorities said its cause wasn't immediately known. City fire department crews were called to the scene about 6 a.m. Sunday and reported...

2 men facing charges after car crash kills 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N.M. (AP) — Two men are facing charges after a car crash in the small northern New Mexico town of Wagon Mound left a woman and two small children dead. New Mexico State Police said 22-year-old Jesse Joel Blanco allegedly was speeding on State Road 120 around 10:45 p.m....

Navajo Nation authorized to file benefit claims for veterans

Jul. 03, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Veterans Administration was formally recognized by the head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for being the first tribal nation program to receive accreditation to help veterans submit federal benefits claims directly to the VA. VA...

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

Jul. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to “return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives” in the states. Whether those elected...

Speeding car slams another vehicle, killing 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 02, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N. M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they suspect alcohol was a factor when a speeding car slammed into a sedan backing out of a driveway late Friday, killing a woman and two children riding with her. State troopers reported a car driven westbound on State Road...

Las Cruces boy finds bone marrow match in sister

Jul. 02, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Moustapha Idrissa and Balkissa Boubacar’s first child was born eight years ago. Muhammad was perfect and the young family was happy. However, standard tests on the newborn revealed he had sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell diseases are inherited blood...

Attorneys for Trump in New Mexico confront new scrutiny

Jul. 01, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to investigate and possibly discipline two attorneys that helped the Donald Trump campaign challenge New Mexico's 2020 presidential election results in the weeks prior to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A group...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...