• Another New Mexico early child ed proposal get new push

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats and a coalition of 40 groups say they will push — again — for legislation that would tap into New Mexico’s permanent land fund to expand childhood education.

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  • New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state officials say some 5,000 untested rape kits are in state warehouses and crime labs, and it could take roughly five years to work through the backlog.

  • Head of Brazilian federation subject of senate investigation

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The embattled president of the Brazilian soccer confederation is under investigation for marketing deals with a major carmaker.

  • New Mexico lawmakers to discuss campaign finance reform

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of money being spent on New Mexico politics by nonprofits and other independent groups is growing, but top elections officials told lawmakers Monday their hands are tied when it comes to ensuring transparency given that the state’s campaign finance reporting laws are outdated.

  • Hope Chapel members pray before the congregation's first service since the death of one of their elders, Garrett Swasey, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Swasey, a 44-year-old police officer at the University of Colorado, was killed during Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

  • Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a proposal to create a northwestern Indiana professional sports commission, The Associated Press reported erroneously that co-author Rep. John Bartlett of Indianapolis is a Republican. He is a Democrat.

  • In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, Bruce Roter, founder and president of the Museum of Political Corruption, poses with a mug in Albany, N.Y. Roter envisions a museum that would not only detail Albany’s many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A resident of New York’s capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany’s most abundant renewable resources: political corruption.

  • Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A group of lawmakers dreaming of bringing a professional sports team to northwestern Indiana is pushing a bill that would create a panel to pursue that goal.

  • House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, left, discusses reforms for the state's troubled campaign finance reporting system and the need for an ethics commission as fellow Democrat Rep. Javier Martinez listens during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver’s license fix

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he’s not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a “two-tier” driver’s license system modeled after Utah.