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    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US

    Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of reports shared on social media— scientists say the levels of radiation are so low that it poses no risk to public health.

  • PNM weighs options for future of coal-fired power plant

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s largest electric utility says a preliminary analysis of options for supplying power in the future shows that closing a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico in five years could be beneficial for customers.

  • Winners and losers in Trump’s first budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he’d put on a crash diet.