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    2018 midterm election voting system effects turn out

    By Sergio Guerrero and Joshua Grajeda / NM News Port / New Mexico’s midterm elections have come to a close, as voting results were certified on Nov. 27. Despite heightened concerns about the integrity of the U.S. election system, experts and officials say New Mexico elections went very well.    “The 2018 elections were very […]

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    New Mexico GOP elects Steve Pearce as party chairman

    By Bethany Johnson / NM News Port / The Republican Party of New Mexico elected Rep. Steve Pearce as their new chairman. On Saturday Pearce defeated local businessman, John Rockwell in a 276-101 vote. This election comes a little over a month after the November midterm elections, where Pearce ran for Governor. Pearce was beat […]

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    New Mexico looks at possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana

    By Shayla Cunico and Makayla Grijalva / NM News Port / A bill allowing the recreational use of marijuana in New Mexico has a high chance of making it to the Roundhouse in the upcoming legislative session– and this time, it could pass. Democrats took over the governor’s seat and increased their majority in the […]

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    Rural NM community divided on copper mine

    By Justine Lopez and Anthony Jackson / NM News Port / Drivers on I-25 in southern New Mexico may admire Sierra County’s vast canyons and rolling hills, dotted with native flora, but what they may not appreciate is the controversy surrounding a copper mine just out of sight, near the historic town of Hillsboro. Since […]

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    New Mexico Education Reform: PARCC’s Possible Discontinuation

    By Amy Byers and Lainey Jameson / NM News Port / New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham made a campaign promise to sign an executive order by the beginning of fiscal year 2020 (July 2019), putting an end to the test known as PARCC—Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The tests are […]

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    Prosthetics Project Offers Hope, More Affordable Devices

    By Elizabeth Sanchez / NM News Port / Two years ago, Edie Steinhoff, a marketing and publications coordinator at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, was completing a do-it-yourself project when she lost all of her fingers on her left hand. “I was remodeling my kitchen, and I was using the table saw, […]

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