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Nation Sep 27Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69
Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity as a CIA operative was exposed days after Wilson's criticism of U.S. intelligence that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase uranium.
Nation Sep 13Fugitive priest sentenced to 30 years in New Mexico sexual abuse case
A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military…
Politics Aug 07Texas governor says ‘no red flags’ seen in El Paso gunman
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn't suggest any major gun-control measures.
Nation Aug 04Sister: El Paso shooting victim, 25, ‘gave her life’ for son
A 25-year-old woman who was shot while apparently shielding her 2-month-old son was among the 20 people killed when a gunman opened fire in a crowded El Paso shopping area, her sister said.
Nation Apr 14Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to…
Nation Mar 12New Mexico weighs pot legalization and America’s first government-run shops
The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales —…
Politics Sep 13Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday.
Education Jul 05U.S. schools rethink ‘lunch shaming’ policies that humiliate children with meal debts
New Mexico this year became the first to outlaw school meal shaming. Several other states are weighing similar laws.
Nation Dec 04New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges
New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms, at museums and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.
Nation May 27Trump breaks with nation’s only Latina governor
It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.