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TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has decided a former school board official will not be getting restitution for public outcry aimed at him in 2009. Monday's ruling affirms a state District Court decision and overturns a state Court of Appeals decision, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qTpVMR ). Arsenio Cordova had been vice president of the Taos Municipal School District board when a group of school staff, parents and board members wanted to recall him.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors are expected to begin deliberating in the case of a former New Mexico deputy who was accused of shooting and killing a fellow deputy during an alcohol-fueled dispute. The judge gave jurors their instructions Tuesday before prosecutors and defense attorneys prepared to deliver closing arguments in the retrial of Tai Chan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 death of Santa Fe County Deputy Jeremy Martin. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2q7zkU1) the trial wrapped up Friday with Chan taking the witness stand.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program. A federal law authorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is set to expire in two years and with it would go millions of dollars in grants for reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. Landmarks Illinois director Frank Butterfield says small communities could miss out on much needed economic development funding.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors are expected to begin deliberating in the case of a former New Mexico deputy who was accused of shooting and killing a fellow deputy during an alcohol-fueled dispute. The judge gave jurors their instructions Tuesday before prosecutors and defense attorneys prepared to deliver closing arguments in the retrial of Tai Chan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 death of Santa Fe County Deputy Jeremy Martin. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2q7zkU1) the trial wrapped up Friday with Chan taking the witness stand.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Redevelopment of another old motel along historic Route 66 will begin soon. Albuquerque-based Construct Southwest was selected last July by the city of Albuquerque to bring the De Anza Motor Lodge back to life. The property has sat vacant for years. The company tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2raEyyf) that demolition of three buildings at the site is scheduled for next month. The redevelopment project is expected to take about a year. It calls for turning the blighted motor court into upscale extended-stay units for business travelers and tourists.

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TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has decided a former school board official will not be getting restitution for public outcry aimed at him in 2009. Monday's ruling affirms a state District Court decision and overturns a state Court of Appeals decision, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qTpVMR ). Arsenio Cordova had been vice president of the Taos Municipal School District board when a group of school staff, parents and board members wanted to recall him.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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