• ACC’s Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC’s HB2 law

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he’s encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan legislation to repeal a law that limits protections for LGBT people.

  • New Mexico panel advances bill aimed at regulating drones

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle.

  • The Latest: House panel approves compromise on payday loans

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to rein in payday loan industry in New Mexico (all times local):

  • Lawmakers consider bills aimed to payday loan industry

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers on Friday reached what supporters are touting as a compromise as consumer advocates push to rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico.

  • The Latest: New Mexico panel halts beer ban for DWI convicts

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 2:30 p.m. on a New Mexico proposal to ban alcohol for repeat DWI offenders (all times local):

  • St. Louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt Missouri abortion laws

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive health decisions,” an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri’s Republican-controlled Legislature.

  • Latest wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas recently designated as national monuments.

  • New Mexico bill would ban alcohol for repeat DWI offenders

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic-control House committee blocked a proposal Thursday that would have banned alcohol for New Mexico’s repeat drunken drivers and created one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country.

  • New Mexico considers special chile pepper license plate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers.

  • New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would restore one agency’s authority to impose administrative penalties against oil and natural gas well operators in connection with petroleum and wastewater spills, under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel on Thursday.