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US aims to relax testing of contaminants at nuke weapon lab

Sep. 27, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department wants to switch to less stringent testing for detecting cancer-causing chemicals at and around one of its premier nuclear weapons laboratories despite concerns from environmentalists and New Mexico regulators. The...

No classes for Rio Rancho schools due to internet outage

Sep. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has canceled class because of an internet service outage. Officials with Rio Rancho Public Schools made the decision not to hold classes Monday. They sent a letter to parents Sunday saying a damaged fiber optic...

Police: Albuquerque woman doused with gasoline: Set on fire

Sep. 26, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police. Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of...

Air Force base in New Mexico tries to speed cleanup

Sep. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base is starting work with nearby landowners to test their water and soil for a group of chemicals known as PFAS. Tests will help the military determine where an underground contamination plume migrated off the base, the...

Hardison leads 2nd half comeback, UTEP tops New Mexico 20-13

Sep. 26, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Gavin Hardison threw for 293 yards and a touchdown as Texas-El Paso erased a 13-3 first-half deficit by shutting out New Mexico in the second half to earn a 20-13 victory on Saturday night. Deion Hankins scored from four-yards out to start the...

Hawaii pulls away in 2nd half, beats New Mexico State, 41-21

Sep. 26, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro threw for a first-half touchdown and ran for a second-half score as Hawaii snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-21 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night. The Aggies took a 3-0 lead on Ethan Albertson's 33-yard,...

Wright, Skinner power ground game, lead Tarleton's victory

Sep. 25, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Daniel Wright Jr. rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Ryheem Skinner added 139 yards and another score, and Tarleton defeated Division II New Mexico Highlands 40-21 on Saturday night. The Texans (2-2), who scored 23 points in the first...

New Mexico community schools aim to cover 'every basic need'

Sep. 25, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — If you’ve seen one community school, you’ve seen one community school. This no-one-size-fits-all mantra is intentional, said David Greenberg, executive director of the National Education Association of New Mexico’s Center for Community...

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

Education retirements in New Mexico up by 40% this year

Sep. 25, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.N. (AP) — Retirements of teachers and other public education employees in New Mexico spiked by 40% this year, and the pandemic is thought to be one of a number of possible causes for the spike, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The state Educational...