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YouTube video shot inside medical pot grow raises questions
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of New Mexico's licensed marijuana producers is under fire after a YouTube music video featured the facility's marijuana as a backdrop. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that a Sept. 1 letter from the state's Medical Cannabis Program asks New Mexico Top Organics - Ultra ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Albuquerque New Mexico New Mexico United States Cannabis
Southeastern New Mexico DA's office faces budget crisis
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A district attorney's office in southeastern New Mexico is facing a budget crisis and will cut cutting personnel. The Roswell Daily Record reports ( Fifth Judicial District Court District Attorney Diana Luce said last week her office has asked the Legislature for a 1.5 percent budget ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States Separation of powers New Mexico Roswell New Mexico Cut Democracy Lawyer Mexico
North Dakota oil pipeline protest finds support in Denver, hundreds gather at State Capitol
Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver Thursday night to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, calling for construction of the controversial pipeline to halt.
2342 points by The Denver Post | Native Americans in the United States Sioux North Dakota United States Petroleum New Mexico Washington D.C. Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Asians are now the fastest-growing group in U.S. as Latino population slips, study finds
The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the last seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a study released Thursday found. The Pew Research Center study, which analyzed...
2946 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Population Demography U.S. state New Mexico Alaska California Hispanic and Latino Americans
Vegas Stripped: The Turquoise Chief of Las Vegas defends Native American heritage — VIDEO
“Turquoise Chief”, as he goes by, owns a the store A Traders Turquoise Chief at 1000 Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Native Americans in the United States New Mexico United States Arizona Mississippi River Texas Gambling Nevada
Study: Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the past seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Mexico United States Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Native Americans in the United States U.S. state South Dakota Mexican American Alaska
Navajo lawmaker ordered to pay back $10K in slush fund case
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has been ordered to pay $10,000 for his involvement in misusing the tribe's discretionary fund. The Gallup Independent reports ( ) that Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court judge has already sentenced the majority of the lawmakers involved in the ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Judge Navajo Nation Apache County Arizona New Mexico Legal professions Arizona English-language films Washington D.C.
Woman charged with forging petition signatures in U.S. Senate campaign pleads not guilty
A woman charged with falsifying signatures on petitions to qualify Jon Keyser on the Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony forgery in Denver District Court.
5 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate Manhattan United States New York City Washington D.C. Michael Bennet Colorado New Mexico
The fastest-growing counties for Latinos are in . . . North Dakota?!
Yup. And most of them don't speak Spanish, either.
228 points by The Washington Post | New Mexico United States Hispanic Hispanic and Latino Americans California Population Spanish language Arizona
New Mexico governor, lawmakers no closer to special session
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic New Mexico lawmakers are complaining that Gov. Susana Martinez hasn't offered a plan to fill the state's budget hole. The Republican governor says she's already asked the agencies under her control to cut back and has promised to call a special legislative session once lawmakers ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Senate New Mexico Arizona Oklahoma California Democratic Party Chicago
Hanging on in Navajo Nation: First the water turned orange, then the air went bad
A year ago, the people of Shiprock watched their crops shrivel as a week without water stretched into a month, and then a whole lost season. Bertha Etsitty’s watermelon vines curled and stiffened, even as her grandchildren emptied their water bottles on the leaves in a failed bid to keep the patch...
2309 points by Los Angeles Times | New Mexico Navajo Nation Natural gas Water Surface runoff Colorado Plateau Southwestern United States Colorado
Texas firm to buy Yates Petroleum
One of the largest oil producers in the U.S. is purchasing a privately-held New Mexico company and some of its subsidiaries in a $2.5 billion deal.
3 points by The Denver Post | Powder River Basin New Mexico Petroleum Drainage basin Wyoming United States Native Americans in the United States BNSF Railway
Turner urges rejection of 'offensive' textbook
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday called on the Texas State Board of Education to reject a controversial textbook on Mexican heritage that the board is considering for use during the 2017 school year.
896 points by The Houston Chronicle | Mexican American Education United States School New Mexico Hispanic and Latino Americans Teacher Stereotype
Highlands using historic building for new media, tech center
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Highlands University is using a historic Las Vegas landmark for its Media Arts and Technology Department. The northern New Mexico school is set next week to publicly unveil the transformed 21,000-square-foot Trolley Building a month after classes started. Officials say the revamped building includes 3-D ...
6 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico United States English-language films Las Vegas New Mexico Photography Higher education Gothic architecture Sean Astin
Historic creamery in Roswell faces demolition
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A building that once housed a historic creamery in southeastern New Mexico is set to be demolished. The Roswell Daily Record reports ( that attorney Frank Patterson said this week the Price's Creamery's building in Roswell will be torn down to make room for another business. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Milk Cattle Dairy farming English-language films Dairy Bulk tank Dairy cattle Roswell New Mexico
Scientists concerned about beetles' effect on rare bird
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - As if drought wasn't enough, federal scientists say an endangered songbird that lives along rivers and streams in six western states now has to worry about beetles. A report by the U.S. Geological Survey identifies new threats facing the Southwestern willow flycatcher and provides more detail ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico Gila River Arizona Colorado River River Shrub Yuma Arizona Rivers of Arizona
For John Leguizamo, giving Latin history lesson became "mission"
In "Latin History for Morons," John Leguizamo surveys the "buried" history of Latinos in the Americas going back to the Mayans.
-1 points by Daily News | United States American Civil War Native Americans in the United States Southern United States Texas American Revolution John Leguizamo New Mexico
Democrats declare victory in health care fight
Democrats were united in their opposition to the Republican bill.       
-1 points by USA Today | Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush Republican Party Joe Biden United States House of Representatives New Mexico Rahm Emanuel
Former paramedic loses bid to have arrest record wiped
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former Albuquerque paramedic will not have her felony arrest record expunged after a ruling from the state Supreme Court. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that the state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that while Christine Stump's 2008 arrest was unfortunate, the record of it ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court United States New Jersey Washington D.C. New Mexico Albuquerque New Mexico State
Things you probably didn’t know about Dairy Queen, Texas’ favorite roadside treat
If you ask many Texans where Dairy Queen is based, they will likely proudly proclaim that the chain is headquartered right here in the Lone Star State. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Texas U.S. state Southern United States Native Americans in the United States Mississippi River Louisiana New Mexico
68-year-old man missing from Little Village
Police are looking for a 68-year-old man who went missing Saturday from the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
950 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Hispanic and Latino Americans Southwestern United States Police White Hispanic and Latino Americans White American Color New Mexico Chicago
Mexicans build ‘human wall’ in defiance of Trump's hostile rhetoric (VIDEO)
A ‘human wall’ of over 800 students was formed along the border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, in a show of solidarity against US President Donald Trump's anti-Mexican rhetoric. Read Full Article at
1651 points by Russia Today | Mexico United States Ciudad Juárez President of the United States Mexico City Immigration to the United States Mexican Revolution New Mexico
Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico's largest city. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that LaBeouf, along with two other artists, brought on Saturday a 24-hour live-streaming camera mounted to a wall with the message in block letters: ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Assault Shia LaBeouf New York City Albuquerque New Mexico New Mexico Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Donald Trump American Jews
Man, 26, wounded in Wrightwood drive-by shooting
A man was shot Saturday night in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport New Mexico San Antonio Southwestern United States
Man tries to lure girl from school grounds in Gage Park
A man tried to lure an 11-year-old girl from the grounds of Sawyer Elementary School before someone intervened Friday in the Gage Park neighborhood.
47 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Hispanic and Latino Americans Police Southwestern United States Texas Green Chicago New Mexico Gage Park Chicago
Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Limestone Cave New Mexico Cave Automatic Virtual Environment Mexico Caving Crystal Cave painting
New Mexico Democrats rally around tax plan to fix budget gap
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives are rallying around a package of tax and revenue measures designed to shore up state finances and stave off spending cuts to education and Medicaid health care. State lawmakers including the speaker of the House of Representatives ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives New Mexico United States Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Legislatures Washington D.C. Maryland
Immigrant workers, families across U.S. to protest by staying home Thursday
Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America's economy and way of life. "A Day Without Immigrants" actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston...
3366 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Immigration Mexican American Spain Immigration to the United States New Mexico Mexico Donald Trump
Texas woman, 2 children pulled from rubble left by tornado
VAN VLECK, Texas (AP) — Residents of a coastal area southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after at least six tornadoes left a swath of damaged buildings.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Texas Houston United States New Mexico Southwest Conference State University of Houston Dallas
Brown helps New Mexico hold off Boise State's late rally
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Elijah Brown scored 25 points, including 17 of New Mexico's final 19 points, to send the Lobos to a 78-73 victory over Boise State on Tuesday night. New Mexico (16-10, 9-5 Mountain West) gained control late in the first half on the strength of an 11-0 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico Western Athletic Conference Basketball Albuquerque New Mexico Idaho United States Boise Idaho English-language films
New Mexico GOP says Democrat failed to report conflict
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Republican Party of New Mexico is criticizing the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives for not disclosing his work as an attorney for a licensed marijuana producer as the Legislature considers several cannabis-related bills. State GOP spokesman Tucker Keene said Tuesday that ...
2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Republican Party United States United States Senate Alaska New Mexico Louisiana
Coal-fired plant's owners expected to vote on its future
PHOENIX (AP) - Owners of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona are expected to vote on its future, considering options that include a possible closure within a few years. The Navajo Generating Station's plant's operator, the Salt River Project, has said closing the plant in Page near the Arizona-Utah ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Phoenix Arizona Arizona Salt River Project New Mexico Electricity generation Natural gas Navajo Nation Electricity
New Mexico looks to promote breastfeeding from prison
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico lawmakers are considering new requirements at correctional facilities that help promote the breastfeeding of infants by incarcerated mothers. The bill from Republican Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes and Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla is scheduled for its first committee hearing Monday. It would require a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Prison Milk New Mexico United States Infant Breast milk Lactation United States Senate
'Trump pizza’ with ‘all bread border’ on sale at Texas eatery (PHOTOS)
Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between Mexico and the US isn’t only dividing opinion – now it seems to be dividing pizza. Swapping concrete for dough, a Texas eatery has created its own pizza pie inspired by the proposed wall. Read Full Article at
405 points by Russia Today | Bread United States Mexican American Breads Separated sets Taco Facebook features New Mexico
Forecast: New Mexico's weather returning to winter's bluster
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Out with New Mexico's recent dryness and unseasonably warm temperatures and in with blustery, colder and wetter. That's the word from the National Weather Service's Albuquerque office, which says New Mexico can expect widespread precipitation, strong winds and cold temperatures into Tuesday. Forecasters say the change ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico Rain Tropical cyclone Meteorology Monsoon Precipitation Weather Temperature
Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases in generations of New Mexico families
Residents say the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship, according to surveys gathered by an advocacy group seeking compensation for descendants. The surveys released Friday detailed residents' stories from...
7 points by Chicago Tribune | Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear weapon Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Manhattan Project United States World War II New Mexico Fat Man
Man accused of attacking homeowner, killing small poodle
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque-area man faces multiple charges accusing him of going on a rampage in his neighborhood, including allegedly killing a small poodle by throwing it into a yard where two larger dogs killed it. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says deputies learned of the dog's death ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Dog Bodily harm Albuquerque New Mexico Legal terms New Mexico Albuquerque metropolitan area United Kingdom
Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report by an advocacy group says the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Los Alamos National Laboratory White Sands Missile Range Plutonium New Mexico
Fort Bliss soldier gets 15 months for immigrant smuggling
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle two immigrants through a South Texas border checkpoint.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Corpus Christi New Mexico Fort Bliss Border Franklin Mountains El Paso Texas Corpus Christi Texas Border control
Fire danger into the weekend for Southern High Plains
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say the Southern High Plains will have elevated fire danger conditions Friday and Saturday before a cold front approaches and brings higher humidity levels. The National Weather Service says the combination of low humidity, dry vegetation, high temperatures and winds means that any fire that ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Oklahoma Great Plains Texas Wind Colorado High Plains Native Americans in the United States New Mexico
Memorial to halt Chaco area fracking fails in committee
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A symbolic measure aimed at trying to halt oil and gas drilling around Chaco Cultural National Historical Park has failed to pass out of a New Mexico Legislative panel. The House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee voted 6-6 on Tuesday on memorial about drilling ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico United States Petroleum Nature Colorado National Register of Historic Places in New Mexico Arizona Santa Fe County New Mexico
Veteran Houston Chronicle reporter Dale Lezon dies at 62
Dale Patrick Lezon, a veteran reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose love of writing began long before he set foot in a newsroom, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition last week. Lezon worked at the Chronicle for more than 16 years and covered natural and man-made disasters before becoming one of the paper's main crime reporters. In recent years, he specialized in police coverage and helped lead the paper's effort to provide breaking news on and "If left to his own devices, he would have wanted to write poetry or fiction all the time," said longtime friend Robin Smith of Santa Fe, N.M., where Lezon lived for most of the 1990s. Lezon had an affinity for writing about disasters and crime incidents because he felt enormous empathy toward the victims, said another close friend, Rhea Davis of Houston. After earning a bachelors and masters degree at Long Beach, Lezon worked part time as a teacher and freelance writer during the 1980s while he indulged his love for surfing.
528 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Hurricane Katrina Albuquerque New Mexico Houston Press Houston Post Hearst Corporation Houston Chronicle Vice president
Eddy County officials: Plot targeted officers, families
ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Authorities in Eddy County say a drug investigation unveiled a plot to harm law enforcement officers and their families. The Arizona Daily Press ( ) reports that 17 arrests were made Feb. 1-2 as authorities went to dozens of homes and interviewed approximately 100 people during ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Constable New Mexico Eddy County New Mexico Sheriffs in the United States Sheriff Coroner Police officer
Nation's only Latina governor denounces 'racist' charge
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The nation's only Latina governor is denouncing a charge by a white former mayor of Santa Fe that she is a racist. A spokesman for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says comments made by former Santa Fe Mayor David Coss at an immigrant rights rally ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico United States Hispanic and Latino Americans California Hispanic Donald Trump Santa Fe New Mexico Arizona
Navajo Nation president vetoes funding for disaster relief
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has vetoed a resolution that would have provided funding for disaster assistance. The Daily Times of Farmington reports ( ) that Begaye on Sunday line-item vetoed the resolution, which would have provided $242,576 in supplemental funding to 33 chapters to help ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Navajo Nation New Mexico United States Congress Native Americans in the United States Tribe Farmington New Mexico Washington D.C. Business terms
Sen. Tom Udall to vote against Session for attorney general
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says he won't support fellow Sen. Jeff Session, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general. The New Mexico Democrat told The Associated Press on Monday that Session wouldn't be an "independent" attorney general and he wouldn't support basic rights ...
4 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate New Mexico United States Democratic Party Associated Press Washington D.C. United States House of Representatives Republican Party
Moody's says New Mexico budget woes weakens school finances
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A credit rating agency says New Mexico's decision to draw down cash balances at public schools to plug a state budget deficit has weakened the financial footings of many school districts. An analysis by Moody's Investors Services on Monday said further declines in state aid ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Credit rating New Mexico Standard & Poor's High school Credit rating agency Public finance Texas State
Hundreds gather to remember Alamogordo officer
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil to remember a police officer killed in the New Mexico city of Alamogordo. The Tuesday ceremony was in honor of 33-year-old Officer Clint Corvinus, who was killed during a shootout with a convicted felon Friday evening. Residents joined the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico Constable Mexico City Police United States American films English-language films State of Mexico
Two dogs, cat die in southwest Denver apartment fire
Two dogs and a cat died Monday morning in a southwest Denver apartment fire.
1 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Texas Theobromine poisoning Predation Neutering Dallas New Mexico Native Americans in the United States
State organic certification program faces
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's program for inspecting and certifying organic farms is struggling financially, leaving the state agriculture department to identify options for saving the program. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( ) the New Mexico Organic Certification Program has operated with a $100,000-a-year deficit since ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico Organic food Organic farming United States Mexico Republic of Texas Product certification Sustainable agriculture