• House Democrats look to impeach NM secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are taking aim at New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.

  • Correction: LULAC-Board Dispute story

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a New Mexico Democrat’s elected position with LULAC, The Associated Press reported that the LULAC’s bylaws prohibit elected officials from serving on the national board if they receive “wage compensation or enumeration.” LULAC National Executive Director Brent A. Wilkes said there was a typo in the bylaws and it should have said “wage compensation or remuneration.”

  • New Mexico lawmakers to get update on Gila River project

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Legislators will be getting an update on the Gila River diversion project in southwestern New Mexico from state and federal water managers.

  • FILE -- In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Mary Saylor, left, sells a $5 raffle ticket to Erica and Jerry Oie prior to the Texas Rangers-Minnesota Twins baseball game, in Minneapolis. As hight-stakes charity raffles gain popularity at sports venues across the nation, California clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers to authorize 50-50 raffles in California.  Critics call it an unfair exemption that favors franchise owners over food banks, PTAs and churches. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

    Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams.

  • Group mulls changes to transgender student athlete rules

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to play on the team of their choice, increasing the likelihood Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.

  • In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, sitting in her home in Butte, Mont., Jennifer Blaz, 34, holds the small hand print, hair clipping and footprint given to her by the hospital after the death of her daughter, Mattisyn, in 2013. Earlier in the day, Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. In a document obtained by The Associated Press in August 2015, the federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with required details about children who die from abuse and neglect. The AP obtained the letter from Montana officials after filing a federal Freedom of Information Act with HHS. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)

    Feds warns Montana it faces cutoff of abuse program funding

    The federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with mandatory details about children who die from abuse and neglect.