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2021 Legislative Session

LEGISLATURE 2021 Special Session News Senate’s new Democrats difference in pot passage Expungement for pot crimes wins approval NM set to legalize cannabis after landmark Senate vote Cannabis expungement bill gets Senate approval Special session on cannabis legalization begins at Capitol Economic development discussion gets new life Cannabis legalization may spawn profitable industry Growers optimistic […]

Neo-Nazi gets 7 years for threats to reporters, activists

SEATTLE — A Neo-Nazi who helped lead a campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison — the longest prison term handed out to the participants in the conspiracy. A jury convicted Kaleb Cole in September of five felony counts related to the delivery […]

Nebraska announces $500M plan to claim water from Colorado

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a $500 million plan Monday to divert water out of Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states that allows Nebraska to seize access to Colorado land along the South Platte River and build canals. Ricketts said Nebraska would invoke its rights under the South Platte River […]

Higher health insurance surtax among New Mexico’s new laws

SANTA FE, N.M. — With the arrival of the new year, new laws are taking effect in New Mexico that aim to bolster access to health insurance and eliminate many court fines against juveniles that are viewed as counterproductive. One bill approved by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state’s Democrat-led Legislature adds a 2.75% […]

Department of Corrections facing scourge of smuggled drugs

DENVER — Prison staff had no idea what was happening when an inmate suddenly lost consciousness at the Limon Correctional Facility in May. It turned out the man was overdosing from fentanyl that had been snuck into the facility on the Eastern Plains. The drug is an opioid said to be 50 times more potent […]

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Political cartoonist scorned the powerful for ... Political cartoonist scorned the powerful for 60 years
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$600M project puts NM town at center of hydrogen ...
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Prewitt facility could be first successful ... Prewitt facility could be first successful coal-to-hydrogen project in the nation
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Former lobbyist finds new calling in cannabis
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Albuquerque man gives up $90,000 salary ... Albuquerque man gives up $90,000 salary for local budding industry
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Justice, sort of, is coming after deadly crash
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Proposal for vote of no confidence in Senate president ...
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A proposed vote of no confidence ... A proposed vote of no confidence in Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart failed Sunday during a private caucus meeting of Senate Democrats. The ...
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Natural resource agencies request funding boosts
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University of Va. holds largest collection of cartoonist's art
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At 470 killed, traffic deaths return to the bad ...
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Pedestrian death tally reached 99, breaking ... Pedestrian death tally reached 99, breaking record set back in '94
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Ready or not, it's legislative session time
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Lawmakers to tackle host of NM ... Lawmakers to tackle host of NM issues
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Details emerge in wrongful arrest of teen for homicide
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APD officer suspended after misidentifying murder ... APD officer suspended after misidentifying murder suspect