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Poll: US-Mexico border residents feel ignored, oppose wall

In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M. A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll released Monday, July 18, 2016, says a majority of residents surveyed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are against the building of a wall between the two countries. The poll also suggests residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests. A Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll found a majority of urban residents surveyed on both sides of the border are ...

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Pumping on hold as fire burns at New Mexico oil facility

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NAGEEZI, N.M. (AP) — All pumping remains on hold at an oil production site in northwestern New Mexico after a fire was sparked earlier this week. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based WPX Energy says the fire started Monday when 36 temporary storage tanks caught fire. Four tanks were still burning Thursday, and the flames were being allowed to burn out. WPX says it ...

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Texas retail gasoline prices down 3 cents this week

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COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas gasoline prices have slipped 3 cents per gallon this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average at the pump was $2.06 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. are paying an average $2.22 per gallon, down 4 cents from a week ago. Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average ...

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AP Exclusive: Texas governor to miss Republican convention

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will miss next week’s Republican National Convention as he recovers from extensive burns after being scalded by hot water — meaning his state’s large delegation to Cleveland will be without its chosen chairman. Spokesman Matt Hirsch told The Associated Press on Tuesday that doctors said it would be “irresponsible” for Abbott to ...

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New Mexico budget crunch ripples through hospitals, museums

Fracking in motion in northwestern New Mexico. Photo by Mike Eisenfeld. (Image: WildEarth Guardians via Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state government is looking for new ways to conserve spending as it crosses the threshold Friday into a new budget year, with the most pronounced changes set to ripple through Medicaid health care services for the poor and disabled. State general fund revenues were lagging by nearly 10 percent as the books closed ...

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State settles with oil company over wastewater dumping

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has settled with a natural gas and oil company after it dumped wastewater on two northern New Mexico roads. The state came to the agreement with Enterprise Products Operating LLC to settle for $500,000 on Thursday for the improper disposal in Santa Fe and Lea counties in 2013 and 2014. The New Mexico ...

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Solar panel again stolen from New Mexico boy’s grave site

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SAN ACACIA, N.M. (AP) — A solar panel placed at a grave site of a 5-year-old boy who was scared of the dark has been stolen for a second time. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://goo.gl/6VhUDm) that thieves recently took the solar panel from the resting place of Nico Chavez at the San Acacia Cemetery near Socorro. The solar panel powered ...

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Regulators to take more testimony on PNM rate case

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators will hear more testimony next week on a request by the state’s largest electric provider to raise customer rates. The Public Regulation Commission called for another hearing to begin Monday after questions were raised about costs incurred by Public Service Co. of New Mexico when the utility purchased the rights to more electricity ...

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Xcel Energy plans $400M Texas, New Mexico transmission line

Exelon closes deal to buy Pepco, creating largest US utility

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Xcel Energy plans to build a 345-kilovolt power line between Texas and New Mexico to extend its electrical transmission system. The company on Wednesday announced the $400 million project to connect a substation north of Abernathy, Texas, to a similar site in Eddy County, New Mexico. Xcel says it’s begun seeking regulatory approval for the 240-mile ...

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New Mexico wrestles with cleanup costs at oil wells

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators overseeing oil leases on state trust lands are seeking to set aside more funding as they grapple with repairing damage in the wake of spills of oily salt water by a Texas-based company. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn unveiled proposed legislation Wednesday to create a fund that could accumulate up to $5 ...

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