• State lawmaker cleared of ethics complaint

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter has determined that a republican state representative did not violate any campaign laws.

  • New Mexico seeks copays from Medicaid patients

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is pursuing federal authority to charge medical co-payments and some other costs to patients enrolled in Medicaid health care for the poor and disabled, the state Human Services Department secretary told lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Credit agency downgrades New Mexico debt

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a state budget crisis in New Mexico (all times local):

  • New Mexico struggles to close government spending gap

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A major credit rating agency has downgraded New Mexico’s financial standing shortly after the adoption of new budget solvency measures by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez, as the state continues to spend beyond its means.

  • In this Oct. 6, 2016 photo, Outdoor School students walk through the dense forest on their way to a lesson at Camp Howard in Mount Hood National Forest near Corbett, Ore. The outdoor education is unique to Oregon and is a rite-of-passage for public school students that's meant to instill a respect for nature in each generation--studies show it improves attendance and boosts test scores. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Oregon weighs whether all kids should get outdoor education

    MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. (AP) — Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to learn about their state’s natural wonders.

  • In this 2015 file photo shows Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty. Seiwert has criticized a black performer's public protest by saying in a Facebook posting that she should go back "home." The Kansas legislator confirmed the posting Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in interviews with The Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle. The Republican defended the posting as a comment on someone showing disrespect to the American flag. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

    Kansas lawmaker’s post says black protester should go ‘home’

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican legislator in Kansas criticized a Black Lives Matter supporter’s protest while singing the national anthem by posting on Facebook that she should go back “home,” then said Tuesday he was defending the military and the American flag.

  • APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that its analysis of Indiana’s voter database found thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased and are still registered to vote.

  • Dorothy Johnson-Speight visits the grave of her son, Khaaliq Jabbar Johnson, in Philadelphia on Monday, May 9, 2016. Johnson was killed in 2001 - shot seven times over a parking space dispute. "We're losing our loved ones at an alarming rate. I don't think that folks that are fighting and talking about the second amendment understand us. We don't want to take the rights of responsible gun owners away from those people. We just don't want our loved ones to be murdered on the streets of Philadelphia and cities across the country because they have the opportunity to get guns so easily," she says. "People with long criminal history records like the person who killed my son, like people with mental health challenges, they should't have guns." Johnson-Speight is the director of Mothers In Charge, a group that "advocates for families affected by violence and provides counseling and grief support services for families when a loved one has been murdered." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness

    Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they’ve never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America.

  • The Latest: Governor vetoes $22 million in education cuts

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

  • Governor signs bill to slash agency spending

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez slashed spending at most state agencies Monday while preserving funding for some of her administration’s hallmark public education initiatives.