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New Mexico man in baby shooting may get plea deal

Oct. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who reportedly admitted to accidentally shooting an infant girl and trying to arrange the killing of the baby's mother may be near a plea agreement. The Gallup Independent reports Tyrell Bitsilly's attorney Christian Hatfield and special prosecutor Bill Snowden are...

New Mexico adopts SAT as requirement for high school juniors

Oct. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALUBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The SAT will become New Mexico's official statewide standardized test for high school juniors this spring, a state official said Friday. All juniors will be required to take the SAT — an exam administered by the non-profit organization College Board. Public Education...

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

Oct. 18, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound. In his order, Chief U.S. District...

University of New Mexico faculty, adjuncts vote on unionize

Oct. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Professors and adjunct teachers at New Mexico's largest university have voted to unionize. The University of New Mexico announced Friday the adjunct and faculty endorsed two proposals in favor of union representation after two days of voting. Results show members of the school's...

New Mexico governor probes for tax inequities

Oct. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking advice on how to make the state's tax system more fair and efficient. The first-year Democratic governor on Friday announced the appointment of a new committee to evaluate New Mexico's tax code. A second appointed committee will examine tax...

UNM's neurosurgery residency program to lose accreditation

Oct. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico School of Medicine's neurosurgery residency program is going to lose its accreditation next summer. The Albuquerque Journal reports the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently announced it is withdrawing the school's accreditation...

Bernalillo educator wins New Mexico Teacher of the Year

Oct. 18, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — A third-grade teacher in the Bernalillo school district who got her start volunteering at an after-school program teaching English as a second language in a low-income housing community has been named the New Mexico Teacher of the Year. State Public Education Secretary-Designate Ryan...

Santa Fe schools chief quickly ends bid for legislative seat

Oct. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools district has ended her bid for a state Senate seat a week after announcing her candidacy. Veronica Garcia said Thursday she doesn't have time to run the school district and campaign. Garcia had planned to run as a Democrat for the...

O'Keeffe Museum wins grant for 'Spring' conservation

Oct. 18, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has won a grant from Bank of America that will support conservation of the artist's pivotal painting entitled "Spring." In addition to supporting research and conservation, the funding will enable the museum to share its work online. Officials say "Spring"...

Nursing residency program to tackle rural health care needs

Oct. 17, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the state's largest health care providers is partnering with the University of New Mexico's nursing college to expand access to health care in rural communities by creating a new residency program. The program will be paid for by a $3.2 million grant awarded to Presbyterian...