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  1. Legislative roundup, Feb. 15, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    House rules: Think of the rules of the state House of Representatives as the traffic code for part of New Mexico's democratic process. The rules lay out how the chamber passes bills, conducts debates and even how members should dress on the floor .

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  2. House passes bill to ease plant closure's impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Lawyer Germaine Chappelle of Santa Fe, left, and State Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, listen Tuesday to discussion by the House Judiciary Committee of Montoya's House Bill 325, which is aimed at helping communities, like San Juan County, that would be hurt by closing of coal-fired power plants. The committee voted 10-2 to give the bill a favorable recommendation and send it to the House floor.

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  3. Environmentalists fear bill would keep coal burningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 9 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A bill aimed at easing the economic woes of New Mexico communities hit by the closing of large power plants might make it harder to shut down coal-burning operations, some environmentalists said Friday. House Bill 325, introduced this week by House Minority Whip Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, would require the state Public Regulation Commission to consider the economic effects on communities when deciding cases involving the shuttering of large power sources such as the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico.

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  4. Businessman gets 2 years in prison for defrauding coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 9 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A 45-year-old Farmington-area business man faces two years in prison after being sentenced on his fraud conviction for bilking a couple out of nearly $1 million, spending the money instead of investing it in real estate as he said he would. Bobby Willis of Kirtland was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque after pleading guilty last July under an agreement with prosecutors.

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  5. New House bill would ease impact of power plant shutdown on countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    After a Senate committee last week poured cold water on a bill allowing Public Service Company of New Mexico to sell bonds to pay for the expenses of shutting down a coal-burning plant in San Juan County, a Farmington legislator has introduced a new bill aimed at easing the impact of the plant's closure on county residents and government institutions. House Minority Whip Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, told The New Mexican on Thursday that his legislation, House Bill 325, would require the state Public Regulation Commission to consider the economic effects on communities when deciding cases involving the shutdown of large power sources, such as the San Juan Generating Station.

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  6. San Juan County asks Navajo Nation to help pay for straysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 3 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Northwest New Mexico officials are asking the Navajo Nation to pitch in and help with the costs to shelter stray animals from the reservation. San Juan County expects to pay about $766,000 to house strays this year due to a 6 percent increase in costs at two animal shelters in the area.

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  7. Let's not rush energy bond billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 31 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Public Service Company of New Mexico can't help being controversial, what with its monopoly in providing electricity for much of the state. Now, PNM is using its clout to attempt to push through legislation that, to some degree, passes costs for bad investments on to consumers rather than utility company shareholders.

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  8. Longtime Rep. Debbie Rodella faces primary challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Longtime state Rep. Debbie Rodella, shown during a House Business and Industry Committee meeting Wednesday, is facing competition in the Democratic primary election this year. Susan Herrera, the former CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced Wednesday she is running for the seat in House District 41. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican Longtime state Rep. Debbie Rodella, shown during a House Business and Industry Committee meeting Wednesday, is facing competition in the Democratic primary election this year.

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  9. Four Corners woman faces over 140 counts in medication caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 23 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A 34-year-old San Juan County woman is accused of over 140 counts of drug offenses and other crimes accusing her of fraudulently obtaining prescription medication at pharmacies. Farmington police said 34-year-old Christina Talamante of Flora Vista allegedly used fake names and those of other people when calling pharmacies and saying she was calling in opioid prescriptions from a doctor's office.

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  10. PRC to reconsider having customers pick up coal tabRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The state Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday backed away from its earlier vote against allowing New Mexico's largest electric utility to make customers pick up the tab for tens of millions of dollars the company is spending to upgrade coal-fired power plants in Northwestern New Mexico. The commission rescinded the decision it made two weeks ago, voting unanimously to hold a new hearing next Wednesday on Public Service Company of New Mexico rate proposals.

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  11. Statewide cap on storefront loans takes effect Jan. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Somewhere in New Mexico last year, somebody was on the hook for an installment loan with an interest rate of 1,679 percent. But starting Jan. 1, state law will cap interest rates on small loans.

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  12. Book details New Mexico grad's battle with cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Justin Solomon, center, works with a baseball student on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2017 at Strike Zone in Farmington, New Mexico. Solomon lost part of his vision due to cancer.

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  13. PNM courts lawmakers to pay for closing San Juan Generating StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state's biggest utility, is poised to close the San Juan Generating Station in 2022 but does not want to lose too much money on its investment in the facility. Associated Press file photo Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state's biggest utility, is poised to close the San Juan Generating Station in 2022 but does not want to lose too much money on its investment in the facility.

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  14. Wage-theft settlement mandates reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Somos Un Pueblo Unido staff attorney Gabriela IbaA ez Guzman, second from right - flanked by Claudia Lopez of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, right, and El Centro de Igualidad y Derechos members Edgar Salinas, left, and Alicia Saenz, far left - speaks Wednesday at the state Capitol. Guzman announced a settlement agreement for workers who sued the state Department of Workforce Solutions over wage-theft claims.

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  15. Shutdown starts for coal-fired plant serving U.S. SouthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    This Nov. 9, 2009, file photo shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. The first of two units to be shut down at the coal-fired power plant that has served customers throughout the American Southwest for decades is no longer in operation.

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  16. Memorial held for 2nd victim of New Mexico school shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    People gather at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall in Farmington, N.M. for the funeral service for Casey Jordan Marquez on Sunday. Marquez, a cheerleader who planned to travel to Florida to perform as part of a cheer squad during the upcoming Orange Bowl, and 17-year-old Francisco "Paco" Fernandez were killed on Dec. 7 when a gunman disguised as a student opened fire inside the school.

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  17. Family, classmates honor Aztec school shooting victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Mother and daughter Michelle and Monica Valencia hold signs Friday as they stand with other supporters along PiA on Hills Boulevard in Farmington while the funeral procession for Francisco 'Paco' Fernandez passes. Fernandez, 17, was killed Dec. 7 when when a gunman opened fire inside Aztec High School.

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  18. Oil and gas group defends taxes on self-reported assetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A representative of the oil and gas industry said personal property taxes are just a small portion of total taxes paid by the energy sector and if local assessors do not believe collections are accurate, they should go directly to the industry rather than hire outside experts. Patrick Padilla, deputy director of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, was invited to speak to state lawmakers Monday in response to a presentation given in October by an appraisal consultant working with three New Mexico counties.

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  19. Aztec High School shooting leaves 2 students, suspect deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Police escort buses moving students and faculty from Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. Buses begin to move students and faculty from Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. Students are led out of Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.

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  20. Shooter among the dead in Aztec High School shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Shortly before 9 a.m. the San Juan County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook that the Aztec High School campus was on lockdown and being evacuated. Bloomfield and Farmington schools were also put on lockdown, according to social media reports from police and Farmington Municipal Schools , but that lockdown has been lifted.

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