New Mexico

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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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The owners of the San Juan Generating Station near Waterflow say the coal-fired power plant could be shut down at the end of 2022.

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed the growing of industrial hemp for research and development.

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Voters in the Farmington Municipal School District in Farmington, New Mexico, approved a $26 million bond measure Tuesday.

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