• North Dakota officials plead with last protesters to leave

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

  • The Latest: Revenue increases clear New Mexico House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resolve New Mexico’s state budget crisis (all times local):

  • Republican lawmakers in New Mexico pitch budget alternatives

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives approved plans Wednesday to increase state revenues by $250 million, hold state spending steady and rebuild a financial cushion despite opposition from Republican lawmakers.

  • New Mexico Senate panel delays action on election bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Senate committee has delayed action a measure that would make it easier for independents to vote in primary elections.

  • New Mexico Senate confirms Gallagher as health secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Lynn Gallagher as the head of the state’s public health agency.

  • Gabby Giffords steps into New Mexico firearms debate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords and her national advocacy group for gun safety stepped into a tense debate Wednesday at the New Mexico Legislature about proposals to expand background checks on nearly all commercial firearms transactions and to restrict access to guns temporarily in domestic violence situations.

  • New Mexico seeks safeguards against faithless electors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may take new precautions to guard against any possible revolt by presidential electors.

  • New Mexico considers restricting guns in Statehouse

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Visitors to the New Mexico state capital would no longer be able to openly carry firearms under a bill endorsed by a panel of lawmakers.

  • Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter _ from husband

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.

  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.