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The rejected bills include state dance, colored windshields SANTA FE, NM (AP) – bills that would make it easier for older people to dodge jury rights and allow tinted car windows to be ruled by New Mexico. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The democratic governor has vetoed those who take initiatives by not taking action before a signing deadline of April 5. Updated Tuesday's legislative reports show so-called pocket-vetoes for at least 13 bills. They include a bill from the Democratic Senate majority leader Peter Wirth to enable legal appointments to a powerful commission that oversees water resources throughout the state. Interstate Stream Commission appointments will continue to be made by the governor. Lujan Grisham has made efforts to become an official state dance known as "La Marcha de Los Novios." Rejected rejected. She also refused to increase the retirement benefits for retired police officers who become school security personnel.


Las Cruces businessman jumps in race to dismiss congressman ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – A Las Cruces businessman jumps in the race for Congress and wants the US Democratic Rep. Xochitl (SOH & # 39; cheel) Fire Torres Small. The website of the Federal Election Commission shows that Chris Mathys has submitted papers to look for the Republican nomination in the 2020 elections for the second congressional district of New Mexico. Mathys joins former state legislator Yvette Herrell in battle for the GOP nomination. Torres Small defeated Herrell in 2018 with fewer than 3,000 votes to defeat a traditional republican inclined district. Mathys says that, unlike Herrell, he wants to discuss Torres Small if he wins the Republican nomination. The 61-year-old veteran of the US Army says he supports President Donald Trump's call to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. Matthias left the Public Regulation Commission unsuccessfully last year.

Company chosen to manage the proposed Route 66 visitor center ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Officials in the most populated province of New Mexico have chosen the company that will lead a proposed visitor center along the historic Route 66. The committee of the province of Bernalillo announced on Tuesday that the West Central has chosen Community Development Group to perform and manage services for the center. The proposed location will be built in the neighborhood of Interstate 40 on the west side of the county. During the design and construction phase, the West Central Community Development Group will work on a master plan for building the building. works of art that support the mission of education and outreach. Prime Minister Steven Michael Quezada says it is a community-driven project and offers visitors an opportunity to see great art and to have views over the province, the city of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.

Albuquerque police arrest father in child death ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Albuquerque police arrested a man on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death after claiming that his child was drowned in a swimming pool. Officer Simon Drobik said late Tuesday that the man was taken into custody after being questioned by investigators. Drobik said the man had told the authorities that he was playing with the 9-month-old girl when he accidentally dropped her and she fell into the pool. Paradica responded after receiving a report about an unresponsive child at a motel in Albuquerque. They were unable to resuscitate the child. Police did not immediately identify the father or child and said the investigation was ongoing. The authorities have yet to say what caused the child's death.


The latest: Trail from ex-New Mexico priest goes to a jury SANTA FE, NM (AP) – The fate of a former New Mexico priest who is accused of sexual abuse is in the hands of a federal jury. The case of the 81-year-old Arthur Perrault was sent to the jury on Tuesday afternoon after a prosecutor and his lawyer had given their final arguments in the case. 81-year-old Perrault, who disappeared from New Mexico in the early 1990s before being arrested in Morocco on an Interpol order, is convicted in US District Court in Santa Fe for heavy sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact. Authorities say Perrault had multiple casualties in New Mexico, but the charges against him stemmed from the abuse of one boy at Santa Fe National Cemetery and Kirtland Air Force Base, where Perrault was a chaplain. Perrault maintained that he was innocent in a lawsuit. accusations against him.

Trump suggests family separation policies scare off migrantsWASHINGTON (AP) – Amid a two-fold relapse, President Donald Trump says he has no intention of reinvigorating the multi-critical practice of separating migrant children from their families on the southern border. But he also suggested on Tuesday that the policy has worked to prevent migrants from entering the US. Without doing that, he claimed, "They're coming as if it's a picnic, because let's go to Disneyland." Immigration experts say that his policies and practices contribute to the wave of migrants. The potential restoration of one of the most divisive practices of Trump & # 39; s tenure was just one aspect of the disruption at the Department of Homeland Security this week that culminated with the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Republicans expressed concern about the shake-up orchestrated by the White House and warned that leadership changes would not necessarily solve the problem.


Police: Albuquerque girl remains critical after shooting (Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com) ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Police say an 8-year-old girl was shot and injured in a northeast Albuquerque's house is still in critical condition, while investigators are trying to determine what happened. They say no arrests have been made and no suspects are being sought in the case. A police spokesperson told the Albuquerque Journal that investigators had planned safe house interviews with the girl's two siblings, who are under 18 and are not considered perpetrators of the Sunday evening shooting. The children were put in custody on Sunday evening at the Department of Children, Youth, and Family for a 48-hour hold.Police says the girl's parents have arrived the scene too and told detectives who were responsible for the children in the house at that time.

2 people die after a minor plane crash at Santa Fe Airport SANTA FE, NM (AP) – According to authorities, both the pilot and the passenger were killed in the small plane crash at Santa Fe Regional Airport. The new Mexico National Police identified the victims 72-year-old instructor / pilot Larry Haight and 60-year-old student pilot Edward Jay Goldgehn. Both were residents of Santa Fe. Haight was a flight instructor at the Sierra Aviation Flight School. Authorities say the two men were practicing landing techniques when the single-engine plane crashed and burned at the airport on Monday afternoon. Officers say the touch-and-go maneuver is when a plane lands and departs. Aviation staff say the Federal Aviation Administration staff were at the crash site on Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.


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