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New Mexico concerned about contamination at US air base

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chemicals associated with firefighting foam once used at a U.S. Air Force base in eastern New Mexico have been detected in groundwater on and near the military installation, prompting requests by state officials for more...

 

Rio Grande ruling challenged as drought persists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the Rio Grande is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways as it flows through New Mexico's most populated region. They say the...

 

Netflix to bring new US production hub to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex on the edge of the state's largest city, government and corporate...

 

Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users. Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed...

 

Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here on earth. The Sunspot Solar...

 

New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise...

 

At least 4 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At least four people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a head-on crash involving a commercial passenger bus and a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, authorities sa...

 

Deadly New Mexico bus crash prompts negligence claims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people w...

 

Nuclear safety oversight board takes aim at new policies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities voiced concerns Tuesday that new federal policies could limit inspections and curtail access to key information. Th...

 

New Mexico utility seeks to join western energy market

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a wholesale trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and sell energy to better balance supply and...

 

Advocates: Ruling holds promise for Native American students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's being billed as a landmark ruling that could reshape New Mexico's education system and how it gets funded. Some advocates and policy experts say Native American students are among those who could benefit the most as...

 

New Mexico students score higher on reading, math tests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Less than a third of all New Mexico students are proficient when it comes to reading and math. But state education officials said Thursday the latest test scores show thousands more students performed better on their...

 

New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development. The...

 

New Mexico regulators consider $2B transmission project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of a $2 billion transmission project aimed at getting renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are looking to clear one more regulatory hurdle as they seek state...

 

2 Western senators want to repeal Trump's solar tariffs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from western states joined the legislative fight Thursday to repeal President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels, saying the higher taxes on foreign producers are jeopardizing jobs in the...

 

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world,...

 

New Mexico governor: Red tape slows oil and gas projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Revenue from oil and gas development is critical for funding education and other public services in New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday, and urged Congress to address issues with bureaucratic red tape. The...

 

Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest....

 

Tribes, senators seek buffer around world heritage site

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A swath of northwestern New Mexico's oil and gas country would be off limits to drilling under proposed federal legislation that seeks to make permanent a buffer zone that has kept development away from Chaco Culture...

 

US to decide best site option for nuclear weapons production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile is expected this week to release a report on the best site option for the United States as it looks to ramp up production of the plutonium cores that t...

 

Storage plan for spent fuel adds to US nuclear debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in New Mexico is drawing fire from critics who say the federal government needs to consider more alternatives. Dozens of people packed a...

 

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish...

 

Panel tackles lack of high-speed internet in Indian Country

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close...

 

Minority residents target zoning rules in civil rights claim

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Zoning laws in New Mexico's largest city are discriminatory and leading to the erosion of one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Albuquerque, a group of residents alleged Wednesday as they asked federal...

 

New Mexico to consider approval for $2B transmission project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of a $2 billion project that will serve as a path to get renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are looking to clear another regulatory hurdle as they move toward...

 

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