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Rare winter wildfire sparks in eastern New Mexico

Associated Press
Albuquerque, Jan 23, 2018
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have battled a rare winter blaze in eastern New Mexico amid conditions ripe for winter wildfires from the mid-South through the Great Plains.

Feds move to replace US border barriers in New Mexico

RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press
Santa Fe, Jan 23, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday it was preparing to replace existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico that officials call "an area of high illegal entry."

NM Dems Hope to Downsize Border Wall

770 KKOB News Radio
Albuquerque, Jan 23, 2018
ADD A BILL TO BAN PART OF THE BORDER WALL TO THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. THAT’S WHAT GOVERNOR MARTINEZ IS HEARING FROM DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS THIS SESSION. STATE SENATOR BILL MCCAMLEY OF LAS CRUCES SAYS THE BILL IS TO BAN THE FEDS FROM BUILDING A WALL ALONG 22 MILES OF STATE OWNED LAND. THE REST OF THE LAND ALONG THE BORDER IS PRIVATELY OWNED.

Las Vegas Passes Resolution In Support Of Refugees

KRWG News and Partners
Las Cruces, Jan 23, 2018
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city has passed a resolution calling on all cities in the state to support refugees.

Students fight proposed bill that eliminates lottery scholarship mandate

Marisa Lucero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jan 23, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students from the University of New Mexico plan to make their way to Santa Fe Tuesday and explain to legislators why they should vote down House Bill 147.

Woman`s death points to greater problem of Native American homelessness

Albuquerque police say Audra Willis' homicide is still an open case
Albuquerque, Jan 23, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Tuesday will mark one month since the discovery of a decapitated woman`s body in Albuquerque`s Four Hills neighborhood, yet police have no information on suspects, or arrests.

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