New Mexico

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The first major study of problem gambling in New Mexico since 2006 is set to be launched.

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The San Juan Generating Station in northern New Mexico closed two of its four units last week as part of a long-term plan to comply with federal regulations.

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A Ten Commandments monument in Bloomfield, New Mexico will move to a local church after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to remove it from public property.

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An officer with the New Mexico State Police was shot Sunday morning in Farmington, reportedly by a burglary suspect who was then killed in a resulting shootout.

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New Mexico has the highest jail-incarceration rate in the nation. That's according to a new report by the Prison Policy Initiative, a non-partisan non-profit that advocates for criminal-justice reform. In 2013, the latest year for which data was available, nearly 341 out of every 100,000 people in New Mexico were held in jails. The state with the second-highest rate was Georgia, with about 317 per 100,000 people. In contrast, Colorado’s rate was 221.

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